Duncan T. Blount
CEO & Executive Director
Mr. Blount has over 13 years of experience focused on the natural resources sector.
He was previously Head of Emerging & Frontier Market Commodities at RWC Partners, where he was responsible for developing their commodity and natural resources portfolio strategy. Throughout his career, Mr. Blount has been an early investor (pre-IPO or IPO) in numerous public and private West African oil & gas companies. He also has experience in physical mineral trading and structuring off-take agreements.
He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Language & World Trade from Samford University.
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Kember is a Canadian chartered accountant with over 25 years of financial and administrative experience in the mining industry.
From 1996 to 2006, she served as Vice-President, Finance of Philex Gold Inc. and previously as a financial officer of Corona Corporation and a director of PolyMet Mining Corporation.
Mr. Famuyide has over 20 years of experience focused on structuring natural resources (oil, gas and mining) and infrastructure transactions in West Africa. He is the former Strategic Advisor and subsequently Head, Business Development at Lekoil Limited. He was also the Head of Oil & Gas – Marginal Fields and Upstream Independents at Guaranty Trust Bank in Lagos, where he arranged the financings of many Nigerian independents. In addition, Mr. Famuyide has held executive positions at FBN Capital and MineQore Resources.
He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a MSc in Applied Environmental Economics from the Imperial College London.
VP Of Finance
Mr. Halpin has over 25 years of experience in management and as a finance and accounting consultant for public and private Canadian and international resource companies.
He is the former CFO/Senior Financial Advisor for Mart Resources Inc., a TSX-listed company with oil production in Nigeria that had a peak market capitalization of over CDN $750m. He was also a Director of a TSX-V listed company focused on exploration of oil & gas opportunities in Saskatchewan and Alberta and was a Founder and CFO of a publicly listed healthcare and insurance software company.
He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Management Accountants and holds a B.Sc. In Business Administration from Arizona State University.
VP Of Operations
Mr. Malone is a highly experienced oil well drilling and work-over specialist. He has over 25 years of experience working and managing drilling rig operations with the past 15 years working in Nigeria. Mr. Malone’s prior experience included working as rig manager for Precision Drilling Canada and other rig contractors.
Mr. Malone’s certification includes Second Lime Supervisor’s Well Control, Well Service Blowout Prevention, Fall Protection, Fall Rescue, Rigging and Hoisting, Safety Management & Regulatory Awareness for Well Site Supervision.
Okwuriki David Ejimeh
Mr. Ejimeh was the Product Sales Engineer/Well Completion with Baker Oil Tools having earlier worked as Operations/Marketing Account Manager, Operations & Technical Sales Manager and Completion Consultant. He is versed in Gravel Pack Pumping and Tools Services, Cased and Open Hole Completions, Filtration, Remedial tools, Liner Hanger Services, Hydraulics of Tools, Soft Ware applications in Pumping, Quality Assurance, Core Value Awareness, HS&E Management, Strategic Selling.
He has a Master’s in Business Management and B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, University of Ibadan.