Non-Executive Chairman, and Director
Mr. Sharma has over 40 years’ of broad international oil and gas industry experience. He is the co-founder of Hardy Oil and Gas plc, a Main London listed company and served as its CEO until May 2012 when he stepped down to take a position as a non-executive director and retired from the company in 2012. Prior to founding Hardy, Mr. Sharma worked at Elf International as the Manager of Reservoir Engineering and also served as an External Examiner at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. He is also is Director of a UN supported non-profit group on Resilience for Disaster Prevention. Mr. Sharma is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta and a member of the Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics. Mr. Sharma graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and has set up a foundation at the U of A in the Dept of Mathematics.
Dr. Charlie A Gamba
Dr. Charlie A. Gamba, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Canacol Energy Ltd., since October 2008. Dr. Gamba is a senior executive with almost 20 years working experience in the US and international upstream oil and gas industry. He has considerable expertise in the establishment and growth of public oil and gas companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges. Mr. Gamba served as a Vice President of Exploration at Occidental Oil & Gas Company from 2001 to 2008. In his seven years with Occidental, he worked in Ecuador, Qatar, Colombia, and the United States in a variety of technical management roles. He started his professional career as a geologist with Imperial Oil in Calgary in 1994.
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Janisch is based in Calgary and has over 30 years of oil and gas and financial experience and was most recently VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer of a large independent Canadian domestic oil & gas producer. Prior to this role, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of an international oil and gas producer. In addition, he has approximately twelve years of investment banking and equity research experience with a Canadian bank owned investment dealer. Mr. Janisch completed his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
David is Co-Founder, CEO & President of Miramar Hydrocarbons Ltd. He has over 27 years of international oil and gas industry experience in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and North America. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Canacol Energy Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas company listed on both the Toronto and Colombia stock exchanges. Prior to founding Miramar, David was Founder, CEO & President of Excelsior Energy Limited, a Canadian publicly traded company focused on exploration and appraisal activities in Canada’s oilsands. David acquired his extensive international oil and gas experience from senior management roles at Calvalley Petroleum, where he was Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production, and at Alberta Energy Company, where he was Vice President, International Exploration. He has also held senior management and technical positions with Canadian Occidental, Sun Oil and BP. David holds a BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Geology.
Harry Wilson received a BSc in Physics from Manchester University in 1973. Following graduation, he spent 17 years in various roles at British Petroleum (BP), and attended the Executive Programme at the INSEAD Business School in France in 1985. Harry has over 35 years business experience, initially in the oil industry but successively in a wide range of business sectors. He has been founder, CEO and Chairman of a number of independent oil companies and led public listings for five companies including Dragon Oil Plc and Eland Oil & Gas Plc. He has been an executive and non executive director of listed companies in the UK and abroad and has built up an extensive range of London and international contacts in the investment, broking and advisory communities.