Exploration & Gas Monetization in East Africa

Senior Managers

Richard Tainton, Senior Vice President, International

Richard Tainton, Vice President International

Mr. Tainton holds an MSc Mining Engineering Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has over 25 years' of experience with diverse engineering projects around the world including gas and power development projects. He has particular expertise with project management in developing economies, and in particular with the development and management of integrated gas-to-power projects. Mr. Tainton has worked in Africa and Central Asia and is skilled at dealing with Government Agencies and Regulatory Authorities, including license and tariff applications and negotiating power purchase agreements and gas sales agreements.

Recently, Mr. Tainton served as Project Director for Manitoba Hydro International on energy projects in the Middle East and Central Asia. This included a three year posting in Afghanistan working with the Afghan National Power Corporation to improve the power situation in Kabul, and the development of gas wells in the Sheberghan Region of Northwest Afghanistan.

Prior to this Mr. Tainton worked with Artumas Group in Tanzania. During this time he was involved with the construction and operation of gas supply, power generation, and electricity distribution infrastructure, serving towns and villages in the Mtwara regions of southern Tanzania. This period culminated in his appointment as General Manager, Artumas Energy (Tanzania) Limited in conjunction with similar responsibility over the Artumas power and distribution company.

Gerold Fong, Vice President Exploration

Gerold Fong, Vice President Exploration

Mr. Fong is an Exploration Geophysicist with over 30 years of international and frontier experience in many basins worldwide. Prior to joining Wentworth he was Vice President Caribbean Region for Niko Resources where he directed a multi-disciplinary team responsible for all of the company's operations in Trinidad. He was a cofounder and CEO of Voyager Energy where he was responsible for assembling an impressive exploration portfolio in Trinidad. His regional exploration experience spans the globe and he has been involved in the evaluation and management of projects in the Caribbean, South America, Southeast Asia and East Africa. Mr. Fong holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Salvator Ntomola, Country Manager, Tanzania

Salvator Ntomola, Vice President Business Development & Government Relations

Mr. Ntomola holds a BSc in Geology from Makerere University Uganda, and post graduate diploma in Petroleum Geology from Bergen University, Norway. Mr. Ntomola is former Director of Exploration and Production and Deputy Managing Director for TPDC. He is also former Director of Investment Facilitation for Tanzanian Investment Centre. Mr. Ntomola holds extensive working experience with and personal relationships in the governments and the petroleum sectors of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and the Comoros.

Mussa Makame, Deputy Country Manager, Tanzania

Mussa Makame, Vice President Finance & Administration

Mr. Makame is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BCom in Accounting from the University of Dar Es Salaam. He is the former Director of Finance for all Wentworth (formerly Artumas Group Inc.) subsidiaries in Tanzania (2006 to 2008) and has wide ranging experience in accounting, finance and general management with private and international companies in Tanzania including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coca Cola and Airtel Tanzania.

Eric Fore, Finance, Investor & Public Relations Manager

Eric Fore, Finance, Investor & Public Relations Manager

Mr. Fore has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Tulsa and over 25 years of experience with company development, finance and management. He was formerly M&A advisor to Nimir Petroleum Limited and Chief Financial Officer of Nimir Chemicals Limited, a Middle East-based speciality chemicals manufacturer. He was also co-founder and Non-executive Director of East Africa-focused, Black Marlin Energy Limited (recently acquired by Afren plc).