Management Team

David Hartell

Managing Director – Developments, Operations & Production

David has over 40 years of Energy Industry experience including Asset Management, Project Management, Engineering, Construction, Installation, and Production Operations and Maintenance. He has advised energy users with regards to key aspects of the Energy Transition including more efficient energy usage, better field operations with Digital Transformation technologies and tools, reduced GHG emissions, and clean energy with Renewable sources (Solar PV Power, Wind Power, and Geothermal) combined with Energy Storage Systems. He developed Digital Transformation / Integrated Intelligent Operations & Production (IIO&P) solutions for remote and unmanned Energy Industry facilities in Africa, South America, and Australia.

Aurangzeb Bozdar FCA, FCCA

Managing Director – Finance & Strategy

Aurangzeb has more than 25 years’ global experience in finance with a proven record in IPO, strategic exit, raising finance, M&A, incorporated joint ventures, organisational development and strategy implementation. He has been responsible for raising financing through innovative and cost effective methods for global energy, managed multi lingual multi cultural finance teams from Africa, South America, Middle East, and the Far East. Expertise in business transformations, digitalisation and fund raising for Energy, Renewables and Mining sectors

Dr Kristina Sevastianova

Vice President – Energy Asset Development

Kristina Sevastianova has over 15 years of Energy Industry experience including upstream asset evaluation, project management, developing and driving long-term technical research programmes, assessment of technical concepts and solutions. Her responsibilities have included a wide range of duties from collecting data, identifying technical gaps and constraints, evaluating costs and risks to managing cross-functional teams, securing investments, and developing innovative solutions in partnership with leading research institutes, engineering and energy companies across the world. Current work is with clean renewable energies including Solar PV, Wind, and Geothermal for Distributed Energy Generation including Hybrid Microgrids and Standalone Power Systems. She has a PhD in Technical Sciences (Development and maintenance of energy facilities) and a MSc in Applied Maths and Physics.

David Pickering

Head of Subsurface

David is a subsurface professional with a strong technical background and nearly 20 years energy industry experience.  He has led multi-disciplinary new venture, exploration and subsurface development teams within the upstream oil and gas sector and is now focused on leveraging these skills within the renewable sphere as part of the energy transition.   He has worked on numerous projects in Europe, Africa and the Americas and is skilled at both local and regional scale evaluations. His experience in well planning, reservoir appraisal and field development, as well as his specialisation in reservoir characterisation, lends itself to geothermal, carbon sequestration, EOR and hybrid energy projects. David has held a number of senior management positions, most recently in exploration management and quality assurance.  With a commercial and strategic mindset, he is focused on maximising value whilst maintaining technical excellence.  David has a BSc (Hons) Geology from the University of Southampton and a MSc Geology (Basin Evolution and Dynamics) from Royal Holloway, University of London.