Founder and Strategic AdviserMr. Ian Leslie Blair was Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Eland Oil and Gas Plc. He has over 30 years of upstream oil and gas industry experience, most recently with Addax. He spent 13 years with Addax in Nigeria and Kurdistan holding a wide variety of senior executive positions in the UK, Spain, Libya, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Kurdistan and Dubai. In 2006 Les assumed the position of General Manager of the operating company for the giant Taq Taq Field in Kurdistan and in 2008 became Managing Director of Addax Petroleum Middle East Limited based in Dubai. Prior to joining Addax in Nigeria, Les held Country Manager positions with Enterprise Oil and British Gas in South East Asia. Les graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Finance Economics and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Les stepped down from the Board as Chief Executive Officer in September 2014 to assume the new role of Strategic Adviser to the Company based in Nigeria.
Founder Since 2015