Mr. Wayne Foo has over 30 years of experience in exploration and production of oil and gas, with the last
20 years in executive roles in companies ranging from startups to senior independent producers. He retired
in May 2017 as the CEO of Parex Resources Inc, a position he held from September 2009. Mr. Foo served as
Parex’ President and CEO from 2009 to 2015. From 2003 to 2009, he was a founder and later President and
CEO of Parex’ predecessor, Petro Andina Resources Inc. Petro Andina grew exclusively through the drill bit
to operate at 30,000 barrels of oil per day in Argentina, where the company recognized, explored and
developed a new heavy oil trend that comprised a significant extension to the Neuquén Basin.
Mr. Foo has served on the Boards of Directors of publicly traded, private and not-for-profit organizations.
He was previously a director of Pengrowth Energy Corporation as well as Chairman of the Reserves,
Operations, Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree
from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Science in Geology from Queen’s University. Mr. Foo is a
member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. In 2014
Mr. Foo was the recipient of the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum
Geologists which is presented annually for outstanding contributions to oil and gas exploration in Canada,
and in 2003 he received the President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the Society.
Mrs. Azar is a senior finance executive who is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Finance at PlayStation Studios, a division of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Prior to this role, she spent 18 years in the energy industry at Shell, holding senior financial and commercial roles. Mrs. Azar has a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree in Economics and Finance from the American University of Beirut, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Mrs. Azar was appointed to Parex Resources’ Board of Directors in July 2022.
Ms. Colnett is currently a Director of Parkland Corporation, Canada’s and the Caribbean’s largest, and one
of America’s fastest growing, independent suppliers and marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a
leading convenience store operator. She is also a director at Northland Power, a global power producer. Ms.
Colnett brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources for a variety of industries ranging from
mining to information technology.
Since 1991, Ms. Colnett has held senior roles in human resources, information technology and strategy
including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Celestica Inc., Senior Vice President,
Human Resources, also of Celestica Inc., and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate
Services of Kinross Gold Corporation. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors having
completed the Directors Education Program. Ms. Colnett was appointed to Parex Resources Board of
Directors in May 2015.
Mr. Sigmund Cornelius serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport LNG Development L.P, a
company based in Houston, Texas. From 1980 to 2010, he held various management and senior positions
at ConocoPhillips Company, retiring as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Mr. Cornelius has served on the
board of multiple public and private corporations, including Western Refining Inc, Columbia Pipeline Group
Inc. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., among others.
Mr. Engbloom is a counselor at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and a member of the global
Norton Rose Fulbright Group. Mr. Engbloom has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of
acquisitions, governance, corporate and securities law. His practice involves providing advice on a range of
issues, with particular emphasis on governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and
related party transactions. Mr. Engbloom also has extensive experience of broad corporate finance matters
in both public and private businesses, operating nationally and internationally, primarily in the energy
industry. He was appointed to Parex Resources Board of Directors in September 2009.
Mr. G. R. (Bob) MacDougall is a professional engineer with close to 30 years of domestic and international
oil and gas operations and senior executive management experience. He was appointed to Parex Resources
Board of Directors in October 2016.
Mr. MacDougall served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vermilion Energy from
2004 until his retirement in 2012 where he led the company’s operating business both domestically in
Western Canada and internationally, with assets in France, The Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland. Prior to
joining Vermilion, he spent nearly 20 years with Chevron in production and drilling operations, and served
as General Manager of Production and Operations for ChevronTexaco Western Canadian producing
Mr. MacDougall has an Engineering Diploma from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science
degree in Engineering (with distinction) from Technical University of Nova Scotia. He has also obtained the
10C.0 designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, having completed the ICD-Rotman Directors
Mr. McNamara is a Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of oil and gas exploration and production
experience in progressively more senior roles in Canada and across a variety of international regions,
including South America, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has extensive commercial and
operational experience in both large organizations and smaller entrepreneurial environments.
Mr. McNamara currently serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Resources LP and also
currently serves on the board of Whitecap Resources Inc. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and
Director of PMI Resources Ltd. and President of BG Canada. Mr. McNamara was appointed to Parex
Resources Board of Directors in October 2016.
Mr. Mohsen is an engineering graduate of the Paris School of Mines (ENSMP). He joined Royal Dutch Shell in
1997 and rose through technical assignments of increasing responsibility and an assignment as
Sustainable Development Advisor before being appointed Private Advisor to the CEO in 2005. Following
that assignment, in 2007 he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana as Development Manager, Subsea GOM from
2007 to 2011 and then to Cairo, Egypt as General Manager, Operations for Shell Egypt JV (Bapetco) from
2011 to 2013.
In 2013, Mr. Mohsen joined Tulip Oil Holding B.V., a private equity backed upstream company founded in
2010 to explore for and develop oil and gas opportunities in Western Europe. After initially serving as COO,
he was appointed CEO in 2015. Under his leadership Tulip had success with near field, short cycle time
exploration and development of gas in the challenging environment of the Dutch North Sea. This included a
significant exploratory discovery developed by installation of an innovative, low cost, remotely operated,
unmanned production platform powered solely by renewable energy. Tulip is now the 4th largest producer
in the Netherlands offshore. In Germany, Mr. Mohsen oversaw a successful exploration program in the Rhine
Graben area in a challenging regulatory regime with complex environmental and social issues.
Ms. Sylvain is a former diplomat with 30 years of combined experience in foreign affairs, international
trade, and investment. Ms. Sylvain is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, having completed
the Directors Education Program. She served as Ambassador of Canada to Colombia, Morocco, and
Mauritania, as well as Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada. As Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Planning within Global Affairs,
she led the development of a Foreign Policy Plan for Canada. Ms. Sylvain was strategic advisor to Borealis
Infrastructure and the OMERS pension fund.
She currently serves on the Boards of LCI Education Network, Orient Investment Properties and the
Egyptian Refining Company. Ms. Sylvain has been on the Parex Resources Board of Directors since July
Mr. Wright is a Chartered Accountant, CA with over 35 years of industry experience. He has worked in
senior financial roles in both domestic and international oil and gas companies. Mr. Wright is a member of
the Institute of Corporate Directors after having completed the Directors Education Program. He currently
works as a financial consultant and has been on Parex Resources Board of Directors since September