Management

Adel Chaouch

Adel Chaouch

President, CEO and Director

Dr. Adel Chaouch previously headed Marathon Oil Company’s interests in the MENA region. He presided over Marathon Oil Kurdistan, a business that he has been overseeing since 2011, and in that capacity was ShaMaran’s partner in the Atrush block. He was the chairman of the consortium of private owners for the Waha operating company in Libya until early 2018. Dr. Chaouch was instrumental in establishing the mega gas hub in Equatorial Guinea and also directed the opportunity team that successfully re-entered Gabon through operated and non-operated interests in deep water exploration off the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Chaouch was previously the director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Marathon’s worldwide activities and Sustainable Growth Manager for Marathon Central Africa Operations based in Equatorial Guinea.

Dr. Chaouch has a Ph.D. in Engineering, with a focus on Oil & Gas offshore geo-hazards, and gas hydrates from Texas A&M University and a Master of Engineering with a focus on deepwater structures from Texas A&M University, which he earned simultaneously with his Engineering degree at the E.S.T.P. in Paris, France. He is a board director of the Bi-lateral chamber of Commerce, and director of the board of Ophir Energy.

Alex C. Lengyel

Alex C. Lengyel

Chief Commercial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Alex C. Lengyel (CCO) has negotiated oil and gas transactions in over 20 countries for more than 25 years. He also has experience in energy project financings, bank finance, equipment leasing, U.S. securities, country debt restructuring and corporate matters (including oil and gas joint ventures and consortium work). Alex has worked at Marathon Oil, Hess, ConocoPhillips, Vinson & Elkins, Winston & Strawn and Shearman & Sterling and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Notre Dame Law School and is a member of the New York bar. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Italy and holds a Bachelor of Music degree (violin performance) from Eastman School of Music.

Elvis Pellumbi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pellumbi has 25 years of investing and capital market experience, with an exclusive focus on the global energy markets for the last 15 years. Most recently he held a senior advisory role to ShaMaran’s management team, focusing on debt advisory and M&A, including the recently closed acquisition of TotalEnergies affiliate holding an interest in the Sarsang block in the Kurdistan Region. As part of his previous mandates, Elvis has invested well in excess of USD 500 million in oil & gas companies focused in the Kurdistan Region since 2009 and is very familiar with the key players in the sector.

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