Impact Oil & Gas Ltd appoints CEO

Impact, the oil exploration company operating offshore Southern and West Africa, announced the appointment of Siraj Ahmed as its Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Robert Wilde, who has acted as Interim CEO since Mike Doherty moved to the position of non-executive Chairman, will now revert to his role as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director.

Under Robert’s guidance the Company has advanced to the drilling phase of its development in Namibia and has strengthened its balance sheet, securing an equity placing with its existing shareholder, Deepkloof Limited, a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments of South Africa, and Africa Oil Corp, providing Impact with up to USD 35M of capital earlier this year. The Board would like to thank Robert for his stewardship of the business during the transitional phase.
In addition, Geraldine Murphy, who served on the Board since 2016 as a Non-executive Director, has resigned her position. The Board would like to thank Geraldine Murphy for her contributions to the Company over the past two years.

Siraj Ahmed joined the company early 2014 as General Counsel. He started his career in the legal profession at the international law firm, Linklaters LLP, and trained and qualified into the Global Projects Team, advising IOCs and small and mid-cap companies on a broad range of cross-jurisdictional transactions in the oil and gas sector. Siraj holds a LLB Honours in Law from Cardiff University.

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