Mr. Soden has extensive experience as a senior executive and board member of various public companies in the natural resources sector. He has worked with the Lundin Group for the last decade. Mr. Soden is currently a Non-Executive Director of Etrion Corporation, Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., Panoro Energy ASA, Petropavlovsk PLC and Phoenix Global Resources PLC. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of RusForest AB, CFO of Etrion and PetroFalcon Corporation and a Non-Executive Director of PA Resources AB. 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.
Vice President - Exploration
Mr. Maier has over 32 years' experience in African new venture exploration with his most significant contributions coming under his tenure at the former Energy Africa Ltd. ("Energy Africa") and Tullow Oil plc. Mr. Maier was responsible for the overall exploration strategy and oversight of his geoscience and commercial teams, which led to significant basin-opening oil discoveries during this period in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Uganda, Mauritania, Gabon, Kenya, and French Guyana.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kufflick is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Mr. Kufflick has over fifteen years of experience focused in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Kufflick has served as the CFO of Africa Energy Corp. (formerly Horn Petroleum) since its inception in September 2011. Mr. Kufflick also served as the Corporate Controller of Africa Oil Corp. beginning in March 2010. Prior to joining Africa Oil Corp., Mr. Kufflick filled various financial roles, including Corporate Controller, during the seven years he was employed by Trican Well Service Ltd. and during the three years he was employed by KPMG LLP.