Corey C. Ruttan is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Alvopetro. Previously, Mr. Ruttan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Petrominerales Ltd. from May 2010 until Petrominerales was acquired by Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. in November 2013. Prior thereto, he was the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Petrominerales since May 2006. From March 2000 to May 2010, Mr. Ruttan was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. and held increasingly senior positions with Petrobank since Petrobank's inception in 2000. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lightstream Resources Ltd. from October 2009 to May 2010. Mr. Ruttan previously served as Vice President of Caribou Capital Corp. from June 1999 to March 2000; Manager Financial Reporting of Pacalta Resources Ltd. from May 1997 to June 1999; and began his career at KPMG from September 1994 to May 1997. Mr. Ruttan obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting from the University of Calgary in 1994 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1997.
Alison Howard is the Chief Financial Officer of Alvopetro. Ms. Howard is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience in Canadian and international taxation, accounting and finance. Ms. Howard joined Petrominerales in July 2011 as Tax Manager and was promoted to Tax Director in March 2013. From May 2008 to July 2011, Ms. Howard was the Tax Manager at Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. Prior thereto, Ms. Howard spent a number of years at Deloitte LLP in Calgary. Ms. Howard obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999.
Andrea Hatzinikolas is the Vice President, Corporate and Legal of Alvopetro. Ms. Hatzinikolas joined Petrominerales in 2011 and held increasingly senior positions including Vice President Business Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Petrominerales, Ms. Hatzinikolas was the General Counsel of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. since January 2007, as well as holding the position of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Lightstream Resources Ltd. and Petrominerales Ltd. Prior to joining Petrobank, Ms. Hatzinikolas was an associate in the Calgary office of a national law firm, with a practice focusing on securities and corporate law. Ms. Hatzinikolas received her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1999 and Bachelor of Laws degree in 2003.
Nanna Eliuk is the Senior Geophysicist of Alvopeto. Ms. Eliuk is a Professional Geophysicist (M.Sc.) with over 18 years of diversified petroleum exploration and development experience. She has expertise in conventional and unconventional plays, in both carbonate and clastic reservoirs in different depositional and structural settings (including pre-salt) in various basins around the world. Prior to joining Alvopetro, Ms. Eliuk was the Senior Explorationist of Condor Petroleum (Kazakhstan) for two years, and prior thereto was the Vice President of Geophysics and Land for Waldron Energy. Ms. Eliuk started her career in 1997, holding progressively senior roles at Husky Energy for five years, followed by Compton Petroleum for over 6 years. Her extensive experience includes geophysical evaluation and analysis for business development opportunities and new ventures in various international basins, along with regional mapping, play fairway analysis, petroleum system evaluation, prospect definition and seismic attribute analysis. Ms. Eliuk holds a masters degree in Geology and Geophysics along with a BSc. in Geology.
Carlos Eduardo Arantes Freitas joined Alvopetro in 2008. Previously, he was responsible for managing and investing over US$150 million in oil and gas exploration and development activities in Brazil for various Brazilian-based companies. Since September 2011, he has been the Vice-President and Director of the Brazilian Association for Independent Producers of Oil and Gas. Mr. Arantes Freitas has over 20 years of experience managing concession projects in the public and private sectors of Brazil. Mr. Arantes Freitas holds an MBA from the University of Dallas, a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais.