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Frank Ingriselli

Frank Ingriselli
Chairman

With more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, Frank Ingriselli is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with wide-ranging E&P experience in diverse geographies, business climates and political environments. Mr. Ingriselli was the founder of Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc., (later known as CAMAC Energy Inc.), an energy company listed on NYSE. Since the Company’s inception in 2006, Mr. Ingriselli served as CEO, President and Director, a position he retired from in late 2010. CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: CAK) has operations in Africa. Prior to Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc., Ingriselli spent 23 years at Texaco in diverse senior executive positions involving in power and gas operations, merger and acquisition activities, pipeline operations and corporate development. Positions Mr. Ingriselli held at Texaco included:
  • President of Texaco Technology Venturse
  • President and CEO of the Timan Pechora Company (owned by affiliates of Texaco, Exxon, Amoco, Norsk Hydro and Lukoil)
  • President of Texaco International Operations Inc.
Mr. Ingriselli led Texaco’s global initiatives in exploration and development in key new countries at that time, including China and Russia. Among Ingriselli’s achievements at Texaco was the signing of the first successful international oil contract in China in 1983, which today is still generating over $1 billion a year in revenues. For a complete bio on Frank Ingriselli, please visit www.frankingriselli.com.
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith
Independent Director

Ms. Smith has over 30 years of experience in corporate compliance, investor relations, and law with Texaco Inc. Ms. Smith was the VP - Investor Relations and Shareholder Services, a position she retired following the Texaco-Chevron merger in 2001. Previously, Ms. Smith had held the following positions at Texaco:
  • Corporate Compliance Officer for Texaco
  • Vice President of Texaco Inc.
  • Vice President of the Corporate Communications
  • Director of Investor Relations for Texaco, Inc.
While at Texaco, Ms. Smith was Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s Subcommittee on Department of Energy Law for the 1983-1985 term and was a Board member of The Texaco Foundation. Ms. Smith was an active member in NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute) and the NIRI Senior Roundtable. She has been a member and past President of both the Investor Relations Association and the Petroleum Investor Relations Institute. Ms. Smith currently serves as the Chairman on the Board of Finance of Darien, Connecticut and is a Trustee of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut.
David Crikelair

Adam McAfee
Independent Director

Mr. McAfee joined our board of directors on December 28, 2016. Mr. McAfee has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, financial analyst, controller and executive with leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, project finance, operations, audit and enterprise system implementations. Since August 2012, Mr. McAfee has served as Chief Executive Officer of Nevo Energy, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer between December 2008 and July 2012, a solar utility and development company. Since October 2013, Mr. McAfee has served as the Vice President of Finance of Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), and between August 2011 and October 2013 served as Controller of, a renewable fuels production company. Since September 2005, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Navitas Corporation, an energy company, which merged with publicly traded Pacific Asia Petroleum (PAP) in July 2008 and then as Managing Director of Navitas Capital LLC, a spin-off company from Navitas Corporation, managing debt and equity investments in public and private companies. In 2003 Mr. McAfee founded Park Capital Management, LLC, a fund that manages assets acquired through PIPE and private equity investments in technology and renewable energy companies, where he has served as Managing Director since November 2003. Mr. McAfee serves as the Managing General Partner of Orchard Yield Funds, which management investments in developing organic almonds in the Central Valley of California, since March 2016 and as the Managing Member of Organic Pastures Dairy Company, an organic raw milk dairy and creamery since 2002 and various Central Valley California farming entities since June 1983.

Mr. McAfee spent more than eleven years in significant corporate finance roles at Apple Computer in the Worldwide Financial Planning and Analysis, Sales, Research and Development and Operations divisions. Mr. McAfee currently serves as the President and Chairman of McAfee Charitable Ventures, a private non-profit charitable organization, a position he has held since August 2006. Mr. McAfee is also the Managing Member of a California Registered Investment Advisory Firm, Tilted Funds Group LLC, a position he has held since 2007.

Mr. McAfee is a Certified Management Accountant. He graduated with honors from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration and finance, and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine. He also completed the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Program. Mr. McAfee has been a Registered Investment Advisor in California since May 2007 and passed his Series 7 exam in March 1989, Series 63 exam in May 1991, and his Series 65 exam in May 2007.
David Steinberg

David Steinberg
Independent Director

Mr. Steinberg currently serves as a portfolio manager at Platinum Management LLC, a New York-based investment management firm, and heads its structured products credit group. Mr. Steinberg received his Masters of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, cum laude, from The New York Institute of Technology in 2009.