Who we are
Senior management works closely together in respect of commercial, technical, HSE, financial and legal issues with the aim of delivering responsible growth and long-term shareholder value
Chief Executive Officer
Born in Scotland in 1971, Michael Nicholson graduated from Aberdeen University where he obtained a degree in Economics and Management Studies.
Between 1994 and 1996, Mr. Nicholson worked as a consulting economist for AUPEC ltd in Aberdeen. From 1996 to 2004, he worked in various economics, financial and banking roles with Veba Oel, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Marathon Oil in London.
Mr. Nicholson joined Lundin Petroleum in 2005 as Group Economics and Commercial Manager. He became General Manager of the Malaysia business in 2008 and Managing Director of the South East Asia business in 2012. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2013.
Chief Financial Officer
Christophe Nerguararian was born in France in 1975 and has an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a Masters in Finance from Université Lyon II.
From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Nerguararian worked in various banking and finance roles for BNP Paribas in Paris and Geneva, most recently as Head of the Upstream Finance team for Central and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Nerguararian joined Lundin Petroleum in 2012 as Head of Corporate Debt and Commercial Manager and was appointed Vice President Corporate Finance in 2016.
Chief Operating Officer
Daniel Fitzgerald was born in Australia in 1982 and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales.
From 2005 to 2014 Daniel worked for Shell’s upstream business based in the UK. The majority of his career has been spent in upstream operations in a range of offshore and onshore roles, more recently, roles dealing with asset and installation management.
Between 2014 and 2019, Daniel has been the Group Operations Manager for Lundin Petroleum, and Vice President Operations for International Petroleum Corporation.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jeffrey Fountain was born in Canada in 1969, and has a Commerce and Economics degree and a Law degree from the University of Toronto.
He practiced corporate and securities law with a large Canadian law firm in Vancouver and then worked with the United Nations in Geneva.
Between 2003 and 2017, Jeffrey Fountain was Vice President Legal of Lundin Petroleum, responsible for all legal matters within the Lundin Petroleum group. He has also assisted on various legal matters related to other Lundin Group companies.
VP Corporate Planning and Investor Relations
Rebecca Gordon was born in England in 1976 and has a Commerce and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Australia, and a Masters degree from the ENI Corporate University.
Between 1997 and 2005 Ms Gordon worked as a senior consultant for an Information Management consultancy in Western Australia, and then moved to Italy to work for ENI as a valuation specialist until end 2009.
In 2010 Ms Gordon came to Lundin Petroleum as a Senior Economist and was appointed Group Economics and Planning manager in the same year.
Senior Vice President Canada
Chris Hogue graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering in 1992.
He has over 20 years of diversified heavy oil experience, most recently as vice president operations of BlackPearl Resources.
Vice President Asset Management and Corporate Planning, IPC Canada
Born in Canada in 1976, Ryan Adair has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. In addition to seven years in various reservoir engineering and management roles within the Lundin Petroleum organization most recently since 2013 as Group Subsurface Manager, Ryan has worked for EnCana Resources and Petrominerales Ltd.
Mr. Adair has been IPC’s Vice President of Reservoir Development from the inception of IPC until relocating to the IPC’s Canadian office in April 2019. He is a Canadian registered P.Eng, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.
Ed Sobel graduated from the University of Calgary in 1990 with a B.Sc. in Geology.
He has over 20 years of experience as a heavy oil geologist, most recently as vice president exploration of BlackPearl Resources.