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.

Mehran I Mirza

Head of Business Development – Middle East & Americas

Mehran has a diverse experience of over three decades from international business advisory, telecommunication, government to energy. He served for two decades in the international energy industry, where he successfully managed the strategy and organisational development. As part of his responsibilities, Mehran remained on the Board of several international jurisdiction companies. He was a key member in several international mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring and has considerable governance experience through international joint ventures and representing the various oil and gas companies before the government at the highest level.

Shahid Hameed

Senior Advisor

Shahid is an accomplished oil & gas professional with over 40 years of experience working for multiple international & local companies as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director and in various technical & management roles. He has served on the corporate board of Dewan Petroleum, Spud Energy (Australia) and Jura Energy Corporation (listed at Toronto Stock Exchange, Canada). He possesses technical excellence in the areas of log evaluation, prospect generation, portfolio management of exploration, production and development asset along with subsurface resource estimation, a critical activity for Geothermal evaluation and development.

Lester Clark

Senior Advisor

Lester brings over 30 years of experience in the global energy industry, focusing on drilling technology & optimisation, EPCIC Infrastructure projects and optimisation of energy systems across the Energy and Telecom Industries. Lester’s career includes 16 years across multiple international locations with a Global Service Company in Drilling Optimisation, Product Management (holder of 3 US patents in drilling technology) and Operational & Business Management. He has spent the last 12 years working across Africa at Senior Management level, driving best practice in HSSE, strategic planning, project management, and operational excellence. Lester has long been a been an advocate for sustainable practices, efficiency improvements, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies. A seasoned leader, Lester has driven business growth and investment in energy infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on developing high-performing teams and inspiring them to achieve exceptional performance. His vision is to bring together skilled people and technology to effectively drive a just energy transition.