, Irelan and Stinson and Dr. Effimoff, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
considered their strong backgrounds in the oil and gas sector, believing that their individual experiences at management levels with large multinational corporations engaged in oil and gas exploration and production are invaluable in evaluating the performance of management and other aspects of the Company.
, Stinson and Irelan and Dr. Effimoff important to understand the goals and challenges of the Company and to effectively advise the direction of the Company in the oil and gas industry.
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee also considered the many years of experience with the Company and in the industry represented by Mr. Edmiston, our CEO.
Additionally, with respect to Messrs.
, Irelan, Murray and Stinson and Dr. Effimoff, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
considered their experience in international business vital to the Company’s global strategy.
James A. Edmiston
Elected Director in May 2005
Mr. Edmiston was elected President and Chief Executive
Officer of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc.
on October 1, 2005.
He joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer on September 1, 2004.
Prior to joining
Harvest, Mr. Edmiston was with Conoco and ConocoPhillips
for 22 years in various management positions including
President, Dubai Petroleum Company
affiliate company in the United Arab Emirates
and General Manager, Petrozuata
, C.A., in Puerto La Cruz,
Prior to 1999, Mr. Edmiston
served as Vice President and General Manager of Conoco
Russia and then as Asset Manager of Conoco’s South Texas
Lobo Trend gas operations.
Mr. Edmiston earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Texas Tech
University and a Masters of Business Administration from the
Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
was inducted into the Petroleum Engineering Academy
recognized as a Distinguished Engineer by the Texas Tech
College of Engineering in 2009.
Mr. Edmiston is a Member of
the Society of Petroleum Engineers
James A. Edmiston *