Management Team

​​​​​​​NameJob Title
Patrick Adrian Allman-WardChief Executive Officer
                                                              Sr. Management Team 
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                                                                                     Mr. Bruce Basaraba

Buce Basaraba is Head of HSSE for Dana Gas, where he is responsible for the direction, leadership and accountability of the group's

performance for HSSE and asset integrity.

He has more than 40 years of environmental and safety management, human resources, employee development and training, operations, maintenance and project management experience worldwide. 

He began his career in 1972 in heavy industry and energy as Maintenance Technician.  Since then Mr. Basaraba has held senior management positions in the international petroleum industry, coal mining in Canada, international gold and uranium mining and in technical and vocational training and HSSE consulting.  He has held senior management positions with NAIT Canada, Manalta Coal, Cameco/Centerra, Nexen, Petro Kazakhstan, and Calfrac.  He has provided management consulting for major companies such as CNPC, Petro China, NCOC, KPO, SAIT, JV Inkai and KazMunaigas.

Mr. Basaraba has authored eight technical books and training manuals on workplace safety, and industrial maintenance and rotating equipment systems since 1988. 

                                                                                      Mr​ Chris Hearne

Chris Hearne is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dana Gas. He joined the Company in early 2016.

Previously, Mr. Hearne was with Serica Energy plc, an international oil exploration and production company listed on the AIM market in London, where he served as CFO and Director from 2005.  Mr. Hearne has over 20 years' experience within the oil industry having been CFO and Senior Vice President of Erin Energy, a NYSE listed company with oil assets across Africa, and with Intrepid Energy North Sea Limited. 

Mr. Hearne was originally an investment banker and has extensive experience of corporate finance transactions, including capital markets and M&A. He spent 10 years with Lehman Brothers International and Robert Fleming & Co.

​​                                                                                                   Mrs.Iman Hill​     

​Iman Hill joined Dana Gas in 2015 as a Technical Director in. Ms. Hill additionally holds the positions of General Manager for the UAE and Egypt and is currently responsible for delivering the Zora Gas Field project and the GPEA drilling program in both countries, respectively.

Prior to joining Dana Gas, Ms. Hill held the position of Vice President of Development and Production Africa for Sasol E&P International. Ms. Hill has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry across numerous geographies, including the MENA region, Africa, Latin America and the Far East. She has been a Managing Director and Chairwoman of Shell Egypt, and Senior Vice President for Brazil with BG Group. She has also previously served as a Non-Executive Board Director of Outokumpu, Europe's largest steel company.

Ms. Hill is a Petroleum Engineer and is a fluent Arabic speaker.

Mr. Ramganesh Srinivasan

Ramganesh Srinivasan joined Dana Gas in 2009 and is leading the Human Resources function since 2015. He has over 15 years of human resources experience including recruiting, performance management, reward management, career development, learning and organizational development, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, safety, and compliance.

Prior to moving to the oil & gas industry, Mr. Srinivasan worked in various capacities in HR in the Information Technology sector. He is experienced in People Capability Maturity Model (PCMM), ISO Quality Systems, Six Sigma and Integrated Competency & Learning Management.

Ram holds a MBA in HR and Systems from University of Madras, India. He also holds other professional certifications and credentials in the areas of Reward Management, Job Measurement, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Technique. 

 Mr. Duncan Maclean

Duncan Maclean is Legal and Commercial Director of Dana Gas.  Mr. Maclean joined Dana Gas in 2014 as the Commercial and Business Development Director. 

Previously, Mr. Maclean was a partner with the global law firm of Squire Patten Boggs based in Perth, Australia, and was the Co-Chair of the firm's global energy and resources group.  Mr. Maclean is admitted to the Supreme Courts of Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia. He has over 20 years' extensive experience of practicing international energy law.


 Mr. Shakir Shakir

Shakir is the Kurdistan Country Manager for Dana Gas and has held this position since 2007. 

Prior, Shakir was the Iraq-wide Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO) for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Iraq Mission, from 2003 to 2007. From 2001 through 2003, he managed the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) Iraqi Kurdistan Region's Rural Agricultural Rehabilitation Program. 

Shakir is a member of the Iraqi Physics & Mathematics Society. He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics from the College of Science of the Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad.​

​                                                                                                 Mr. Michael Pyszka   

​General Manager of Dana Gas Egypt since December 2016. Mr. Pyszka also maintains his positions of Head of Production & Operations, a position he held since joining Dana Gas beginning 2015.

Mr. Pyszka has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with almost 20 years in senior management positions. A Petroleum Engineer by background, he worked as Asset Manager UK/Netherlands responsible for Petro Canada's North Sea operated production; he also spent an extensive period of time in a Libyan JV, at different levels of the organization including Member of the Management Committee.

During his career, Mr. Pyszka enjoyed working with multi-discipline, multi-cultural teams and gained extensive experience leading subsurface, drilling and workover, production and reservoir engineering teams; his area of expertise extends to field development planning and execution of major projects.

Mr. Pyszka gained also substantial heavy oil experience while engaged in several projects in Canada and Venezuela.

                                                                       ​Extended Management Team ​    ​     
Ahmed KebailiChief Geophysicist
Azfar AboobakarHead of Financial Control & Reporting
Bob SehmiCorporate Internal Controls & Risk Manager​
Fatima  Al ObaidlyExternal Affairs Manager & Investor Relations Officer
Jan Christoph MuhlCommercial & Business Development Manager
Ranga KishoreHead of Financing
Richard HelwaniHead of IT
​Mohammmed Mubaideen​Head of Investor Relations
                                                                          Dana Gas -UAE        
Mervyn Trevor Chase
UAE Operations Manager
                                                                         ​ D​ana Gas - Egypt     

​Michael Horst Pyszka ​Ge​neral M​ana​ger Egypt​​
Janos Matyas      Head of Upstream NBD
David Cowper   Head of Subsurface
Jonathan Browne     Head of Projects
Khaled FaridHSSE Manager
Ayman Samra  
Finance Manager
Taymour Fahmy   
HR Manager
Belal Shahin    Community Relation Liaison
Ali Elkhouly    Well Engineering Manager
Mohamed Khafagy            WASCO General Manager  

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