Directors and senior management

Peter Levine

Chairman & Chief Executive

Peter founded the former FTSE 250 Imperial Energy Corporation PLC and was its Executive Chairman and largest individual shareholder until its $2.4 billion sale in January 2009. Peter is the sole beneficial owner of PLLG Investments, his family investment fund, which is a 31.92% owner of President. Peter is an Honorary Fellow of his alma mater Trinity College, Oxford, and was previously the Chairman of Severfield-Rowen Plc and Keltbray Plc.

Miles Biggins

Chief Operating Officer

Miles, a petroleum engineer, worked for Shell for 14 years in various roles focusing latterly on business development. Following Shell, Miles worked at Northern Petroleum Plc as Business Development Manager since 2004.

Bruce Martin

Group Chief Financial Officer

Bruce, a fluent Spanish speaker, was formerly for 5 years the well-respected Global Finance Director of the Integrated Project Management Division (IPM) at the leading international Fortune 500 Oil and Gas Services Company, Schlumberger. Prior to that, in a 22-year career with Schlumberger, he held at various times the positions of Regional Group Finance Director for Mexico and Central America, South East Asia and Ecuador.

Rob Shepherd

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rob is a former Vice President for Emerging Markets Oil & Gas at ABN-Amro, a former Non-Executive Director of Imperial Energy Plc and a former CFO of Dominion Petroleum and former CEO of Azonto Petroleum. Rob is a qualified Petroleum Engineer, having trained with Shell.

Jorge Dario Bongiovanni

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jorge, aged 65, an Argentine citizen, has some 39 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. After University in both Argentina and the United States of America, Jorge commenced work as a Production Engineer in Argentina, rising up the ranks to lead the initial upstream exploration and production operations for Repsol in South America, before going on to work for Petrobras in senior positions.

Jorge joined IFC in 2007, part of the World Bank Group, and was Principal Petroleum Engineer from 2010-14 based out of IFC’s headquarters in Washington DC.  After retirement from full-time employment in 2014, Jorge continued to provide consultancy services to IFC for a further two years until recently.