, 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 (2002-2004), a ConocoPhillips affiliate company in the United Arab Emirates and General Manager, Petrozuata, C.A., in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela (1999-2001).
Prior to 1999, Mr. Edmiston also served as Vice President and General Manager of Conoco Russia and then as Asset Manager of Conoco’s South Texas Lobo Trend gas operations.
On March 27, 2014, Mr. Edmiston was appointed to the board of Sonde Resources Corp.
He 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
and was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer by the Texas Tech College of Engineering
Mr. Edmiston is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
James A. Edmiston *