BOARD OF DIRECTORS
For the past five years, Mr. Kappella has been the Chief Executive Officer of Silk Energy. Mr. Kappella was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Max Petroleum and had foundation involvement with Jupiter Energy and Roxi Petroleum, all of which were based in Kazakhstan. He was formerly the Honorary Australian Consul in Kazakhstan and on the Board of KazMorTransFlot, the state shipping company in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Svanbayev has been country manager for Silk Energy since October 2017. From November 2015 to April 2016, he was a consultant for Milio International, a trading company. From May 2014 until January 2015, he was a consultant for Australian Gas Group. He is a former board member of ASX-listed Jupiter Energy and has over 40 years of relevant upstream and downstream industry experience in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Emslie has over 35 years of experience in the evaluation of oil and gas reserves and preparation of economic evaluations for purposes of annual reporting, reserve certifications, reserves audits, due diligence reviews and acquisition and divestitures. He spent most of his career as Senior Vice President of McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. in Calgary and was President of McDaniel International Ltd., the international oil and gas evaluation arm of McDaniel. Mr. Emslie traveled throughout the major oil basins of Kazakhstan on many occasions and prepared oil and gas reserves and resources evaluations for over 100 different properties in Kazakhstan for over 30 different clients.
Mr. Roberts is a retired professional engineer with 40 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East, Africa and Australia with USA engineering-construction group McDermott International and with Australian production operators.
Ms. Svanbayeva obtained a Master of International Affairs in Oil and Gas degree from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York in 2003 as well as an MBA from the Cass Business School, City University of London in 2009. Ms. Svanbayeva has had over five years in industrial project management. She worked as an independent consultant in the oil and gas industry from April 2014.
Mr. Makhatbrings a wealth of experience to the Company withover 15 years of management experience in mining, telecommunications and IT sectors, as well as asset management expertise in banking and real estate.