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Board of Directors

C. Kent Jespersen - Chairman
  • Over 30 years of extensive and diverse executive and board level experience with energy and natural resource companies operating in N & S America
  • Chairman, Seven Generations (Cdn. resource play company) and former Chairman of North American Oil Sands
  • Director, CanElson Drilling Co & Chairman of its Mexican  JV
  • Director, TransAlta Corp, Canada’s largest power generation company listed on TSX and NYSE
  • Director of other private companies involved in energy
  • MSc  (education) from University of Oregon
Michael J. Hibberd  - Director / Chair, Audit Committee
  • Corporate financial advisory services to major international oil and gas companies with ScotiaMcLeod and subsequently via MJH Services Inc.
  • Chairman and director positions with listed and private companies in Canada and England
  • Founded and is Co-Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. which listed in March 2012 in Hong Kong and raised over $550 million
  • MBA from University of Toronto; LLB from University of  Western Ontario;  member of The Law Society of Upper Canada
David Berry - Director / Chair, Compensation & Corporate Governance
  • Was Canada’s number one trader when managing ScotiaBank’s proprietary book; generated over 40% of Scotia’s entire institutional equity income
  • Active participant in own investments
  • BSc (mathematics)  from Queens University; MBA from University of Toronto; holds CA and CFA designations
Luis Vazquez – Director
  • Chairman, Group Diavaz since 1982
  • Chairman of Mexico Chapter of the World Energy Council, and Chairman, Mexican Natural Gas Association
  • Adviser to several national and international companies, all of them connected with the energy industry
  • BSc (chemical engineer) from the Polytechnic Institute of Ryerson in Toronto
Michael Florence - Director
  • Semi-retired investor with extensive experience in real estate and other successful ventures in Canada
  • From 1989 to 2013, President of Sherfam Inc., parent company of Apotex Inc., the largest generic drug company in Canada
  • Partner in Wm Eisenberg & Company, chartered accountancy firm, from 1964 to 1989
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto
Simon Yakubowicz – Director
  • Investor and owner in a variety of commercial and residential real estate development, property management and construction projects in the Greater Toronto Area and in southern Ontario
  • President of the International Automotive Group and owner of seven automobile dealerships in Greater Toronto Area
  • Active investor in mining and oil & gas companies, including founding officer, director and investor in TSX listed Dalradian Resources Inc.
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from University of Toronto.
Roger McMechan - Chief Executive Officer 
  • 20+ years diverse experience in managing domestic and international operations for Petro Canada, Canada’s major vertically integrated energy company listed on TSX and NYSE
  • Prior to Iskander, 6+ years as Executive Vice President and Director of Winstar Resources Ltd., TSX listed oil and gas company with operations in Tunisia, Hungary and Romania
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo

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