Ahmed Said - President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Said is a Professional Engineer and his background includes operational and senior management roles in the oil & gas industry, both domestically and internationally. His recent focus has included corporate strategy development and host government negotiations. He is concurrently the President & CEO of Vast Exploration Inc. and the President Oil & Gas Group of Forbes & Manhattan Inc., a private merchant bank. He is also the director of several public and private companies. Mr. Said holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.
sAM YIK - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yik is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of diversified business experience in areas of accounting, finance, corporate development, marketing, and logistics, with focus primarily in the resource sector. Mr. Yik graduated from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. He obtained his CA designation while articling with the Vancouver office of KPMG and is also a member of the CICA's (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant) Small Business Advisory Group.
Mr. Yik has been directly involved in the resource industry for a number of years and has held senior financial, commercial, and operational positions with exploration and commercial production stage companies publically listed in Canada and the United States. He also spent 11 years with a large public petro-chemical company, where his roles served increasing responsibilities in reporting, marketing, logistics, and commercial management in an international setting.