Dr Alan Parsley chairs the Technical Committee at Kerogen. He has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, predominantly at Shell, where he held senior positions including Global Head of Exploration, Head of New Business Ventures, Chief Executive of Shell Syria and Chairman of Shell Australia. He formerly served as a member of the board of Woodside Petroleum Ltd.
Alan graduated from the University of Edinburgh and holds a BSc and a PhD in geology. He was a member of the Court of Heriot-Watt University from 2005 to 2011.
Alan is a board member of Buried Hill, Pandion and Zennor.
Roy Franklin OBE is Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of Statoil ASA, a board member of Santos Ltd, and a board member of Amec Foster Wheeler PLC. He is the former Chairman of Keller Group PLC and a former member of the Supervisory Board of OMV AG.
A geologist by training, Roy has over 44 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He spent 18 years in various exploration and management positions with BP, before leaving to join Clyde Petroleum PLC, where he became Group Managing Director in 1994. He subsequently became CEO of Paladin Resources PLC, a position he held until the company’s sale to Talisman in 2006. Since then he has held various non-executive directorships in resource-related international companies.
Roy graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in geology. He was awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to the oil and gas industry, and is former Chairman of BRINDEX, the industruy body that represents UK exploration and production companies.
Roy is a board member of Cuadrilla and Energean Israel.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is Chairman of SGO, a technology and consulting services company and a Senior Adviser to Eurasia, the political risk advisory group. He is a peer in the House of Lords and a former Minister in the British Foreign Office with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations. Prior to that, he served in the United Nations as Deputy Secretary-General and Administrator of the United Nations Development Program. Before joining the United Nations, he was a Vice President at the World Bank. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Soros Management Fund and the Soros Open Society Foundation.
Mark graduated with first-class honours in history from the University of Cambridge and completed his post-graduate studies in political science at the University of Michigan. He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge, a Distinguished Practitioner at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government an adjunct faculty member of the Academy of Leadership at Chatham House, and a former Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.
Mark participates on a number of foundation boards, including co-chairing the International Crisis Group, and formerly chaired the Royal African Society.
Sa’ad Ali Al-Shuwaib has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector. He is currently Chief Strategist and Deputy Chairman of Gulf Cryo, one of the largest gas companies in the Middle East and Chairman of the Board of Shuaiba Oxygen, a joint venture between Gulf Cryo and Air Liquide. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) until 2010. KPC, owned by the Kuwaiti Government, is one of the world’s major oil and gas companies. Previously, he was CEO of Development Enterprises Holding Company KSCC and the Chairman of the Kuwait Energy House, both subsidiaries of Kuwait Finance House focused on energy. He also held various senior roles at Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), including Chairman and Managing Director, and was a member of the supervisory board of Celanese AG of Celanese Corporation.
Sa’ad earned ESc and MSc degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Natasha Tsukanova is the Founder and Managing Director of Xenon Capital Partners, an advisory and investment firm based in Moscow that specialises in the power and energy sectors. She also serves as Co-Chairman of CTC Media. She was previously at J.P. Morgan, where she served as Head of Investment Banking in Russia and the CIS and also worked in J.P. Morgan’s oil and gas team in London. Prior to J.P. Morgan she worked for the Russian Privatisation Ministry and for Boston Consulting Group in London and Moscow. Natasha has extensive experience working with a wide range of oil and gas companies investing inbound into and outbound from Russia and Central Asia.
Natasha earned MA and PhD degrees in economics from Moscow State University and Harvard, respectively, and an MBA (Honours) from INSEAD.
Philip Jackson is a Kerogen Executive Board Member and serves on Kerogen’s Investment Committee. He has over 30 years’ experience in investments and corporate finance in energy and infrastructure projects. He was the founder and former chief executive of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s $860 million Asian Infrastructure and Related Resources Opportunity Fund. Philip was with J.P. Morgan (and heritage Jardine Fleming) for over 20 years, leading their power and infrastructure advisory businesses, advising on restructuring, M&A and privatisation. He started his career with the energy team at Ashurst LLP before moving to its client Trafalgar House PLC, one of the UK’s leading independent oil and gas companies.
Philip graduated with an MA in law from the University of Cambridge and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court in England.
Philip is a board member of IGas, NewAge and Zennor.