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

Chairman of the Board

  • Director, Turnstone Energy

  • 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

Hakan Ceritoglu


  • Over 15 years of technical, commercial, and managerial experience in energy and infrastructure development in Middle East and Europe

  • Partner, Vitus Commodities

  • Senior Investment Advisor, Sepil Dea

Memet Kont


  • Mediterra Energy, President & CEO

  • Calvalley Petroleum - President & COO

  • UBS Canada - Research Analyst, Director

  • Jennings Capital - VP, Sr. Research Analyst

  • McDaniel Associates - Sr. Reserves Evaluator

Shane O'Leary


  • Chief Operating Office - GranTierra Energy Inc.

  • President and CEO -  First Calgary Petroleum

  • VP Business Unit, Brazil - EnCana

  • VP Gas & LNG, Amoco Egypt (Cairo)

  • BP, Bank of Montreal, Dome & Schlumberger

Grant Zawalsky


  • Managing Partner, Burnet, Duckworth&Palmer LLP

  • Director, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

  • Director, NuVista Energy Ltd.

  • Director, Zargon Oil&Gas ltd.

  • Director, Spur Resources Ltd.

  • Director, Whitecap Resources Inc.

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

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

Clayton Woitas


  • 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.

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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)

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

Carlos Salazar

VP Finance & CFO

  • 15 years oil and gas transactional experience

  • KPMG LLP - Sr. Manager Transaction Services

  • Mercantile Bancorp - Private Equity Analyst

Ahmed Makhzoumi

Acting Country Manager, Egypt

  • 22 years of International  oil & gas experience

  • CW Manufacturing – VP International, Canada

  • Wajax Corp - VP Operations, Canada

  • Weatherford Int'l - Various sr. management roles in Canada, Algeria, Morocco, Iraq

  • Baker Hughes (GE) - Account manager (ExxonMobil), Basra / Erbil 

Mike Schofield

VP - Asset Development

  • 15 years of oil & gas ops and development experience

  • TransGlobe Energy – Sr. Engineer - Egyptian Assets (5 yrs)

  • Statoil Canada – Reservoir and production engineering

  • Shell Canada – Operations and reservoir engineering

Carmen Neufeld

Geoscience Manager

  • 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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