Canadian oil company Frontera Energy (TSX: FEC) has appointed Richard Herbert to its board of directors and promoted several executives to vice president roles.
The company has promoted Duncan Nightingale to corporate vice president of development and reservoir management. Jorge Fonseca Chaumer has been named corporate vice president of business development. And Frontera has appointed Alejandra Bonilla as corporate vice president of legal and head of legal for Colombia.
The addition of Herbert, who has worked with BP, Philips Petroleum, and Talisman Energy, brings the Frontera Energy board to seven members. He has experience with operations in Colombia as well as Mexico and Venezuela, specifically serving as a board member for Equion in Colombia.
“We are…excited to add someone with such in-depth technical understanding and a distinguished career in global oil and gas exploration as Richard Herbert, as we move ahead with major exploration initiatives in 2018 on our Llanos 25 block in Colombia,” said Gabriel de Alba, chairman of the board of directors.
Two of the executives being promoted also have first-hand knowledge of the sector in Colombia. Nightingale has served as president, interim CEO, and COO of Gran Tierra Energy in the Andean nation. Bonilla has worked for BP as well as “several international and domestic law firms” in Bogotá, according to the Toronto-based company.
Fonseca, whose background lies in the financial services world, has more than two decades of experience in finance and investment banking, including the past five years as manager of business development at Frontera Energy. He also worked for firms including Citibank and BBVA before joining the company.
“Each of these new vice presidents will lead critical business units as we continue to implement integrated cross-functional teams throughout the organization,” said Barry Larson, chief executive officer of Frontera Energy.