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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mansour Al Alami

Chairman of the Board

Mr Mansour Al Alami joined the Board of GMS in November 2020. His career spans over forty years in the MENA region and includes experience in the oil, gas & energy sector, construction, IT, transportation, finance and investment. He served fifteen years in various roles in ADCO, now ADNOC Onshore (the leading onshore producer within ADNOC Group) in the areas of drilling and production for upstream onshore operations, later becoming Head of Control & Planning. Mr Al Alami has served also in senior management positions in other companies including Reda Pump Libya, Al Bawardi Enterprises and EMDAD. He sits on the boards and committees of several Amman Stock Exchange listed companies. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle University, UK.

Hassan Heikal

Deputy Chairman/Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hassan Heikal joined the Board of GMS in November 2020 (having previously served on the board between August and October 2020). He also acts as Chairman of Seafox International Limited, a significant shareholder in GMS, and Chairman of Kazyon, a supermarket chain in Egypt. He is the Co-Founder of EFG Hermes, a leading investment bank based in the Middle East where he served for eighteen years, latterly seven years as Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to EFG Hermes, Mr Heikal worked in Goldman Sachs, where he served in the Corporate Finance Division. He has a BSc from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt.

Rashad Saif Al Jarwan

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Al Jarwan joined the Board of GMS in November 2020. He has served in Danagas (from 2006 to present) as General Manager, Executive Director and currently acts as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board Steering Committee. Prior to joining Danagas, he served in various technical and general management roles at ADNOC and its group of companies over a twenty-eight year period. Mr Al Jarwan sits on the Board of other companies including, Emirates General Petroleum Company (EMARAT), Oman Insurance Co, MASHREQ Bank, and Al Ghurair Investment Co. He has a BSc in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Jyrki Koskelo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jyrki Koskelo joined the Board of GMS in February 2021. He currently serves as a Board member of, Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (Luxembourg) and, EXPO Bank (the Czech Republic, part of the Expobank Group) as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of FIBank ( Bulgaria) and Chairman of Invest Solar (an investment vehicle focused on Botswana). He held various senior positions (between 1987 to 2011) within the Washington based International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries). He has a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Technical University, Helsinki, Finland and a MBA in International Finance from MIT, Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Andy Robertson

Chief Financial Officer

Andy has 25 years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas and Marine Industry more than half of which has been gained with GMS were he previously held the positions of Finance Director and Head of Business Development. Through these roles Andy has developed an extensive range of relationships with different stakeholders of GMS. Andy is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and holds a Degree in Accountancy and Finance from Robert Gordon University. Prior to joining GMS Andy held a number of Finance related roles with AMEC, P&O and Coflexip Stena Offshore.