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Shyngys Kulzhanov

Managing Director, Berlanga International Pte Ltd

Shyngys has over 20 years of senior experience in oil and gas. Shyngys was General Director for 7 years of Kuat Holding, the largest independent oil producer in Kazakhstan in 2009, and played a leading role in building and developing key portfolio assets of Berlanga. Shyngys holds an Executive MBA from CASS Business School and a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Kazakh Technical University.

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Hans Braakman

Director, Berlanga International Pte. Ltd

Hans has 42 years of oil & gas exploration and production experience, including a 25-year international career in oil and gas exploration for Shell in senior positions in various countries including Brunei, Malaysia, Oman, the USA, The Netherlands, Syria and Kazakhstan. Hans joined Berlanga in 2000. He has a wide experience in all aspects of exploration (seismic acquisition and interpretation, subsurface evaluation, exploration drilling, new venture evaluation, PSA management) and has worked together with petroleum engineers on field development. Hans holds a MSc in Geology & Geophysics from the University of Leyden.

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David Walker

Managing Director, CAOG Pte. Ltd/ Country Manager, Myanmar

25 years of senior experience in Investment Banking and project development, focusing on Natural Resources, Real Estate and the Financial sector within fast growing developing markets, David has been based in Russia for 6 years and Africa for 5 years. Previously David was a Managing Director at Citi Group, Deutsche Bank and Troika Dialogue in Moscow. David also has extensive experience in the Far East gained when he was a Director of Nomura International. David holds a MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University.

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Romain Courel

Chief Geologist, Myanmar

Romain is a geoscience professional with 24 years’ experience. He worked in various international roles with Total including deepwater, HP/HT and subsalt plays before leading subsurface teams and JV partnerships through challenging projects and oil and gas discoveries. He built a complete and transverse profile while keeping a keen interest for exploration. Career highlights include taking part in the Kaombo project multiple oil discoveries in Angola, in the first deepwater well operated by Talisman, as well as gas discoveries offshore Vietnam. He holds MScs from the French ENS Geologie and IFP School.