People

 

Mediterra views People as its most valuable resources. In all aspects of our business, our talented team members are the catalyst in making us a successful and responsible oil and gas company. Thus, retaining and attracting the individuals with the right skillsets is a key part of our growth strategy. We make this possible by providing individuals significant growth opportunities, while recognizing and rewarding the high-performing individuals. As our business evolves, we will continue to complement the team’s skillsets not only to tackle the technical, operational, and environmental challenges in our business but to stay ahead of the pack.

The strength, commitment, and track record of our Board and Management team set the foundation for a promising future for our shareholders.

Board of Directors

 

Josh Woitas

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Chairman of the Board

  • Chairman, Clear North Energy Corp.

  • Chairman, Rolling Hills Energy

  • Co-Founder and Director, Certarus Ltd.

  • Principal, Calmar Capital Corp

  • Oil & Gas Investment Banking, Macquarie

  • Oil & Gas Investment Banking, Tristone Capital

Areti Charidemou

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Director

  • Partner and Founder of the Law Firm, Areti Charidemou & Associates LLPresident & CEO

  • Entrepreneur and shareholder of several business units in various businesses in Cyprus and abroad, involved in trading, technology, education, medical and cosmetics, shipping, agriculture and real estate.

  • Member of the Societry of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the International Tax Planning Association and Internal Fiscal Associations.

Memet Kont

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Director

  • Mediterra Energy, President & CEO

  • Calvalley Petroleum - President & COO

  • UBS Canada - Research Analyst, Director

  • Jennings Capital - VP, Sr. Research Analyst

  • McDaniel Associates - Sr. Reserves Evaluator

Mike McAllister

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Director

  • 40 years of energy industry experience, holding several executive roles with North American oil and gas companies

  • President, Ovintiv Inc. (formerly Encana Corp.)

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Encana Corp.

  • Technical and leadership roles for Texaco Canada and Imperial Oil Resources.

  • Governor with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Mehmet Sepil

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Director

  • Owner of a major construction business with over 30 years of record setting results in projects with NATO, US Government, Turkish Government, as well as private companies.

  • Founder and largest shareholder of Genel Energy; exited the business after LSE listing 

  • Board Member, Cargometrics Technologies

  • Chairman and Co-founder, Virtus Commodities (algorithmic prop energy trader)

  • Owner, a private E&P company based in Texas (Permian basin)

  • Owner and Chairman, Goztepe Sports Club; A professional Soccer Club in Turkish Super League

  • Chairman, Turkish Professional Soccer Clubs’ Association in Turkey

  • Holds significant investments in several other businesses including shipping (sea), Artificial Intelligence, Micro Finance (FinTech)..

Grant Zawalsky

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Director

  • Vice Chairman and Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

  • Director, Clear North Energy Corp.

  • Director, North 40 Resources Ltd.

  • Director, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

  • Director, NuVista Energy Ltd.

  • Director, Spur Resources Ltd.

  • Director, Whitecap Resources Inc.

  • Corporate Secretary, ARC Resources Ltd. & Bonavista Energy Corporation

Advisor

We are privileged to have Mr. Clayton Woitas as our Corporate Advisor.  Mr. Woitas brings a tremendous experience and track record of significant shareholder value creation.   

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Memet Kont

President & CEO

  • Mediterra Energy, President & CEO

  • Calvalley Petroleum - President & COO

  • UBS Canada - Research Analyst, Director

  • Jennings Capital - VP, Sr. Research Analyst

  • McDaniel Associates - Sr. Reserves Evaluator

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Carlos Salazar

VP Finance & CFO

  • 15 years oil and gas transactional experience

  • KPMG LLP - Sr. Manager Transaction Services

  • Mercantile Bancorp - Private Equity Analyst

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Hugh McCaskill

Manager, Exploitation

  • More than 25 years of oil & gas ops and exploitation experience

  • Pengrowth (Director of Exploitation and Business Development)

  • Endurance Energy (Chief Operating Officer)

  • Focus Energy Trust (VP of Development)

  • Husky Energy (Asset Manager)

  • Renaissance Energy (Exploitation Engineer)

  • Norcen Energy (Gas Plant Operator)

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Carmen Neufeld

Manager, Geoscience

  • 20 years of international oil & gas experience

  • Gran Tierra Energy – Geoscience Manager, from start-up to >24,000 bopd, discovered >150 mmbo (10 yrs)

  • EnCana/AEC – Geologist, exploration/appraisal over 4 continents

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Alaa Ghonimy

Country Manager,  Egypt

  • Deputy Operations Manager, Petrosilah (Merlon/ Pharos and EGPC)

  • General Manager, Komombo Petroleum Co (JV between Mediterra and Government)

  • Asset / Production Manager,  Sea Dragon Energy

  • Operations Manager, Vegas Oil & Gas S.A.

  • Operations/Production Engineering Team Lead - Khalda Petroleum Company (Apache JV)

Management

Mediterra's Management team has a solid track record of executing projects with sound economic fundamentals in the following areas: 

  • Major Discoveries - Significant Discoveries of Oil and Gas fields (both conventional and unconventional).

  • Greenfield Development / Leading Edge Technology - Developing and producing both conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets using state-of-the-art technologies such as EOR, horizontal drilling, fracing and complex well completions.

  • Reserves / Production Growth: Growth with top quartile operating costs and capital cost efficiency.

  • Acquisitions / transaction experience: Management has significant experience in negotiating, closing large scale multi national M&A deals (both corporate and asset deals)

 
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Clayton Woitas

Advisor

  • Chairman, CEO & President, Range Royalty Management Ltd.

  • Director, Gibson Energy ULC and Gibson Energy Holding ULC

  • Chairman, EnCana Corporation

  • Founder, Chairman, CEO & President, Profico Energy Management Ltd.

  • Director, several private energy related companies and advisory boards.