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
Fiona Goodfellow is Energean's Country Manager in the United Kingdom.
She is a petroleum geoscientist with over 25 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. Fiona joined Energean in 2020 through their acquisition of Edison.
She started her career as a geophysicist at Amoco and later worked for a range of operating companies, initially in technical roles and latterly moving into management. Much of her career has been in the UK, focused on the North Sea, but she also spent several years working in South East Asia and the United States.
At Edison, Fiona held the position of UK Exploration Manager, during which time Edison were partners in the Glengorm and Isabella discoveries.
Fiona holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from UCW Aberystwyth and a PhD from Keele University.
Shaul Zemach is a leading Israeli Energy and Infrastructure expert, who joined Energean Israel when it was established.
Mr. Zemach served as Director General of the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources from 2009 to 2013 after acting as Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
Following the discovery of significant Israeli Natural Gas volumes in 2011, Mr. Zemach was appointed as Chairman of an inter-ministerial committee to examine government policy on the natural gas industry by the Israeli Prime Minister and the Minister of Energy. The Committee’s final report was approved by the Cabinet inJune 2013.
Mr. Zemach has served on Boards of Directors for several leading Energy and Financial corporations in Israel and numerous government-owned companies, including Israel Electric Corporation. He served as Acting Chairman of Israel Airport Authority Council (2006).
Mr. Zemach holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University and a Masters in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University.
Nicolas Katcharov is CEO and Chairman of Energean International E&P SpA, Energean's, Country Manager in Egypt and Head of Energy Transition. He is also CEO and Chairman of EEES Ltd., an Energean subsidiary based in Cairo and specializing in energy efficiency and downstream developments, and well as Board Director at AbuQir Petroleum and Rashpetco .
Nicolas has over 30 years of extensive international experience in the energy sector, most of which as executive officer and board director in various companies operating in the fields of power and heat generation, distribution, services and, since 2017, in oil and gas exploration and production. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and is a Doctor of Science in Applied Physics (Hons) from the State University of Limoges, France.
He started his carrier in Gaz de France in Paris, before joining in succession EDF (France), Budapest Power Plants ZRt. (Hungary), Fenice SpA and Edison SpA (Italy).
Gaetano Annunziata is Energean's Country Manager in Italy.
Over the last 25 years, Mr. Annunziata has held/fulfilled several technical and managerial positions within Edison Group, both in Italy and abroad.
In the Oil & Gas upstream Company of Edison Group, he was Senior Vice President Operations Southern Europe in charge of full life cycle management of both onshore and offshore fields operated by EE&P in Italy and in Croatia.
Mr. Annunziata is also General Manager of Edison E&P and Chairman and Managing Director of Edison Idrocarburi Sicilia the Companies of Energean Group that run the business in Italy.
He serves on the council of “Assorisorse”, the Italian Petroleum and Mining Industry Association.
Prior to his leadership positions in Italy, he served as Chairman and General Manager of Ed-Ina. the JV Craotian-Italian Company (50% Energean - 50% Ina) which operates the offshore fields in the northern part of the Croatian Adriatic Sea.
Francesco Federici joined Energean in 2020 as Country Manager Croatia and Montenegro; he has over 20 years of experience in Geoscience and Management in the Oil and Gas industry. Previously, he had worked for Edison International s.p.a where he held the position of General Manager of Edison Croatia Branch and Managing Director of Edina d.o.o.
In Edison Group since 1997, Francesco held leadership positions including General Manager Exploration in Abu Qir Petroleum Company Egypt and Asset Manager Europe and Atlantic Margins with assets in UK, Norway, Denmark, West Africa, Falklands.
Francesco is author of several guidelines on Peer Reviews, Exploration Quality Assurance and Risk Analysis, and he has coordinated Edison activities on Governance and Strategy with α focus on the policy of Internal Mobility in the Group.
He holds a master’s degree in Geology (with specialization in Geophysics) from the University of Milan and an Executive MBA from Bocconi University, School of Management, in Milano.
Ilia Rigas is the Head of CSR for Energean.
She has shaped the strategy for the sustainable development of the company and was in charge of publishing the first Sustainability Report for Energean.
Prior to Energean Mrs Rigas was involved in the shipping, real estate and tourism businesses where initially as a shipbroker for ELKA Shipping and Trafigura and later as an entrepreneur has wide experience of international business ethics, code of conducts and relationships with local communities.
Mrs Rigas studied Business Management at Richmond College in London.
Kate Sloan joined Energean in June 2018 as Head of Investor Relations and Equity Capital Markets. She has thirteen years of experience of the oil and gas industry, most recently as a Senior Equity Analyst with Macquarie, where she was responsible for covering the international E&P space.
Kate qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009, having trained within Deloitte's Energy, Infrastructure and Utilities team. Kate has also worked as an oil and tankers analysts for Braemar Seascope, and as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Kate has a First Class Honours Degree from Oxford University.