Panoro Energy is guided by a board with diverse experience, knowledge, skills and backgrounds.


Chief Executive Officer
John Hamilton has considerable experience from various positions in the international oil and gas industry, with extensive experience in Africa. John has been CEO, CFO and Non-Executive Director of several FTSE, AIM, and Oslo Stock Exchange companies. John was previously Managing Director of Levine Capital Management, an oil and gas investment fund. He was also Chief Financial Officer of UK FTSE 250 listed Imperial Energy PLC, until its sale for over USD 2 billion in 2008. John also spent 15 years with ABN AMRO Bank in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The majority of his time with ABN AMRO was spent in the energy group, with a principal focus on financing upstream oil and gas. John is also a member of the Board of Magnora ASA, a renewable energy developer based in Norway. John has a BA from Hamilton College in New York, and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and New York University. He is a British citizen and resides in London, UK.


Chief Financial Officer
Qazi Qadeer is a Chartered Accountant with a Fellow membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Qazi joined Panoro at its inception in 2010 as Group Finance Controller. Previously he has worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Karachi, Pakistan and briefly served as Internal audit manager in Pak-Arab Refinery before relocating to London, where he has spent more than five years with Ernst & Young’s energy and extractive industry assurance practice; working on various projects for large and small oil & gas and mining companies. He has worked on several high profile projects including the divestment of BP plc’s chemicals business in 2005 and IPO of Gem Diamonds Limited in 2006. He is a British citizen and resides in London, UK.


Technical Director
Richard Morton has 25 years of experience in exploration, production, development and management in the oil and gas industry. Originally a highly qualified geophysicist, he has expanded his portfolio of skills progressively into operational and asset management. He has worked in a number of challenging contracting and operating environments, including as Centrica Energy’s Exploration Manager for Nigeria. He has been with Panoro Energy since 2008 with responsibilities for project and technical management of Panoro’s African exploration and development assets. Richard obtained a B.Sc. in Physics from Essex University in 1989 and went on to complete a M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics from the University of Birmingham the following year. He is a British citizen and resides in London, UK.


Projects Director
Nigel McKim has over 30 years of experience in field development planning and production in the oil and gas industry. His most recent roles were as Chief Operations Officer for UK AIM listed MX Oil and, prior to that, the privately held Nobel Upstream. In both companies he was responsible for the technical capabilities and management of assets in Nigeria and Mexico in the former case and Texas, the UK and Azerbaijan in the latter. Prior to Nobel Upstream, he held the position of Director Pre-Developments for Hess, based in London and with global responsibilities for appraisal and early field development planning in Hess’ conventional oil and gas business. Previously he was employed as West Africa Asset Manager at Vitol, Subsurface Manager for Business Development activities and the Liverpool Bay Project at BHP Billiton and started in the industry working as a Reservoir Engineer for Shell International in Oman and The Netherlands and as an Operations Engineer in Gabon. Nigel holds a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Bristol University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London, he is a Chartered Engineer.

Panoro Energy ASA is an independent E&P company listed on the main board of the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker PEN.

The Company holds high quality exploration and production assets in Africa with oil production from fields in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Tunisia.

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