Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WesternZagros appoints two vice presidents

Oil and gas explorer WesternZagros Resources (CVE:WZR) Wednesday announced the promotions of Mike Tinkler to vice president exploration and reservoir development and Tony Kraljic to vice president business development.

The company also reported George Pinckney has semi-retired and will assume the part-time position as executive advisor of corporate projects.

Pinckney has worked for about seven years as exploration manager and vice president exploration and reservoir development.

In January, Tinkler joined WesternZagros as exploration director and also led the company’s exploration appraisal and new ventures geotechnical work in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

He will now assume Pinckney’s former responsibilities for the exploration and reservoir development group.

Tinkler brings with him over 30 years of international experience that includes managerial positions with Husky Energy's (TSE:HSE) Southeast Asia Division, where he led the discovery of three major gas fields in the South China Sea, and many years with Hunt Oil both in the UK and Canada.

He holds a Master of Science in geophysics from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of London, England.

In addition to this, Tony Kraljic joined WesternZagros in August last year as senior manager of corporate planning and joint ventures.

He will be responsible for co-ordinating the company's joint venture relationships as well as providing planning, business and
economic analysis, evaluations and recommendations.

Kraljic brings with him over 14 years of finance, accounting, and taxation experience with CEDA International Corporation, Western Oil Sands, Shell Canada and Arthur Anderson LLP.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

WesternZagros is an international natural resources company engaged in acquiring properties and both developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq.

The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, holds two production sharing contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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