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This list showcases the top British Columbia based CFO’ operating in the Energy space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Theo van der Linde
Chief Financial Officer of Molori Energy
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About Molori Energy: Molori Energy is a diversified oil and gas producer currently with operations in the Texas Panhandle.
Chief Financial Officer And Corporate Secretary of Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp.
Darren Urquhart is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in both public practice and industry. Mr. Urquhart is presently engaged in public practice accounting offering CFO and accounting services to TSX Venture Exchange listed exploration companies in the Vancouver area. Mr. Urquhart began his career working as an audit accountant with Grant Thornton LLP, then later worked as a senior tax accountant with Lohn Caulder Chartered Accountants and more recently served as a consultant to an international private equity company. Mr. Urquhart obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. In 1995, Mr. Urquhart obtained his B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of British Columbia.
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About Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp., Blue Sky Uranium: Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp is focused on acquiring high quality lithium projects in Argentina.
Chief Financial Officer of Petro Vista Energy
Adam Kniec is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a US Certified Public Accountant. He has over 14 years of high quality auditing, accounting financial reporting and CFO experience with Canadian and US publicly trading companies mainly in energy sectors.
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About Petro Vista Energy: Petro Vista Energy is an independent oil and gas company currently in production in South America.
CFO, Director of Mount Dakota Energy Corp.
S. J. Kim is President at MIK Investment Group Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors at KR Investment Ltd. and Mount Dakota Energy Corp. Mr. Kim was previously employed as Independent Director & Investor Relations Contact by Global Key Investment Ltd. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill University.
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About Mount Dakota Energy Corp.: Mount Dakota is a publicly traded company in the business of acquiring, exploring, and developing petroleum prospects.
CFO of Fission 3.0
Paul Charlish has nearly 30 years of finance experience, including audit and tax in public practice and financial reporting and tax for public companies. He specializes in the mining sector and is well versed in the requirements of complex regulatory environments. Mr. Charlish has extensive knowledge in the areas of financial reporting in accordance with IFRS, risk management, international tax, ICFR/SOX and internal controls, as well as experience in public equity offerings in Canada. Due to his detailed understanding of running public company finances, Mr. Charlish has also overseen the implementation of new accounting systems and IT services. During the course of his career, Mr. Charlish has has also played an instrumental role in a number of mergers, acquisitions, spin outs and divestments for mining companies, including Fission Energy and Fission Uranium.
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About Fission 3.0: Fission 3.0 is a Canadian-based uranium project generator company.
CFO of Cardero Resource
Blaine Bailey is a Certified General Accountant who has worked with numerous private and public companies over the past 20 years. Blaine brings complementary skills to the team in the areas of finance, administration and financial reporting.
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About Cardero Resource, Centenera Mining, VR Resources: Cardero Resource is a resource company focused on building a base metals exploration and development company.