Mr. Rigas is a founding shareholder of Energean Oil & Gas. He is a Petroleum Engineer with a combination of oil & gas and investment banking experience.
Prior to setting up Energean Oil & Gas, Mr. Rigas spent 18 years in investment banking and has experience in Private Equity investments in oil & gas, project finance and shipping. Between 2001 and 2007 Mr. Rigas set up, and became the Managing Partner of, Capital Connect Venture Partners, a Greek investment fund. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Rigas managed Piraeus Bank’s Shipping Investment Banking division.
As Vice President of Shipping, Energy & Project Finance at Chase Manhattan Bank in London (1993-1999), Mr. Rigas arranged financing in excess of US$5 billion, mainly in the oil & gas sector.
He holds a Degree in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc / DIC Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College.
Mr. Benos has extensive experience of working on international projects in the oil & gas sector, both in banking and industry, with a long track record of upstream financings in emerging markets.
He joined Energean from Standard Chartered Bank, where he worked as a Director in their London Oil & Gas team to deliver a number of significant projects and acquisitions in Africa, Asia and Middle East.
Mr. Benos previously worked for ConocoPhillips, where he held positions in European Treasury, North Sea Economics and International Downstream, with a focus on the North Sea, Central Europe and Middle East business. Mr. Benos began his career with Royal Bank of Scotland.
He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and holds an MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School.
Dr. Steve Moore is an E&P technical professional with 28 years’ experience at Shell, Maersk Oil and Mubadala Petroleum. He joined Energean in 2014. Previously Senior Vice President Technical at Mubadala Petroleum, where he managed all technical functions of the company worldwide, including G&G, reservoir, drilling, facilities, projects, operations, HSE and technology.
Dr. Moore has held increasingly significant roles across New Business Development, and Technical, Asset and Company Management, expanding from company to global level. Dr. Moore has worked extensively in the FSU, in the Middle East and South East Asia, as well as in the UK North Sea.
Dr. Moore holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Nick has been leading the commercialisation of Energean’s multi -tcf gas resources including the Karish and Tanin development in Israel since late 2016 while also developing and leading a number of other commercial and business development initiatives.
Following a 25 year career including senior commercial roles in international E&P companies, Nick built a successful practice advising a world-wide client base on sale and purchase agreements, upstream asset management, M&A, strategy and dispute resolution and arbitration.
Nick previously worked for Santos, BG Group, Star Energy plc, BHP Billiton plc and Centrica plc (formerly British Gas plc).
He holds a BEng (Hons) in Fuel & Energy Engineering from The University of Leeds.
Russell Poynter is an English Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience, having qualified in 1993 with a London city firm, after an 11 year previous career as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.
After qualifying as a Solicitor, he initially worked as a UK Government lawyer with the Health & Safety Executive on supporting the UK Ministers in negotiating EU Directives, drafting of UK legislation and general policy and advisory work.
Since then, he has worked as in-house lawyer with an international engineering group and later, in the upstream and downstream businesses of various oil and gas majors, including Elf, Total, EON E&P and BP, finally joining Energean in 2018.
With the above companies, Russell has held positions of Head of Legal, Company Secretary, Head of HSEQS, Trustee-Director of several pension schemes; he was also Chairman of the Legal Committee of UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA).
Mr. Mastrantonis joined Energean in 2011 as Human Resources and Administration Manager. From July 2016 until end 2017 he also served as the Managing Director of Energean Oil & Gas SA Greece and as a member of the board.
He manages HR and Admin, providing decision-making support and leadership along with management of business-critical, large-scale projects.
As of April 2020, Angelos is also the Managing Director of Energean Oil & Gas SA (Country Manager of Energean in Greece).
Mr. Mastrantonis obtained his business administration degrees (BA and MBA) from University of Staffordshire in the UK and an MSc in Human Resources Management from Athens University of Business and Economics.
Vassilis has been working in various leading positions of the E&P sector for more than 20 years, namely Electrical & Instrumentation Lead, Technical Services Lead, Engineering Lead, HSE Lead and HSE Regional Manager Greece and Adriatic. He is fully committed to delivering additional value to all projects through integrating Health Environmental and Safety in the entire chain of operations.
Vassilis is highly experienced in working in H2S environments, designing and implementing all necessary safety procedures. He is responsible for Energean’s climate change strategy and the policies to deliver Energean’s goal to become a net-zero emitter by 2050. He is certified as Head of Internal Inspections of ISO 9000/94 Quality Systems and as an IMO Port Facility Security Officer.
Vassilis holds a BEng and a MEng in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MSc in “Technologies in Environmental Legislation” from the Department of Environmental Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace