Garrett Soden has worked with the Lundin Group for more than a decade and has extensive experience as a senior executive and board member of various public companies in the natural resources sector. Mr. Soden is currently a Non-Executive Director of Etrion Corporation and Panoro Energy ASA. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of RusForest AB, CFO of Etrion Corporation and PetroFalcon Corporation and a Non-Executive Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., PA Resources AB, Petropavlovsk plc and Phoenix Global Resources plc. Prior to joining the Lundin Group, Mr. Soden worked at Lehman Brothers in equity research and at Salomon Brothers in mergers and acquisitions. He also previously served as Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Mr. Soden holds a BSc honours degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Soden has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Africa Energy Corp. since July 2017. He is not a member of any Board committees. Mr. Soden is not considered to be independent of the Company and executive management. In the Company's opinion, he is independent of the Company's principal owners.
Vice President - Exploration
Jan Maier has more than 30 years of experience in African new venture exploration. Most recently, he was the New Ventures Exploration Manager at Tullow Oil plc following its acquisition of Energy Africa in 2004. Mr. Maier has a Bachelor of Administration and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Mr. Maier has been Vice President Exploration of Africa Energy Corp. since March 10, 2015. He is not a member of the Board or any of its committees. Mr. Maier is not considered to be independent of the Company and executive management. In the Company鈥檚 opinion, Mr. Maier is considered to be independent of the Company鈥檚 principal owners.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeromie Kufflick is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Kufflick has over 18 years of experience focused in the oil and gas industry and is the former Controller for Africa Oil Corp. and Trican Well Service Ltd.
Mr. Kufflick has been Chief Financial Officer of Africa Energy Corp. since September 20, 2011. He is not a member of the Board or any of its committees. Mr. Kufflick is not considered to be independent of the Company and executive management. In the Company鈥檚 opinion, Mr. Kufflick is considered to be independent of the Company鈥檚 principal owners.