Chairman of Geo, Director
Alastair McBAIN is the CEO of Arawak Energy, a Chairman of the Board of Geo-Alliance, and an Independent Director of the Energold Drilling Corp., a leading global specialty drilling company, to which he was appointed on May 24, 2018. Mr. McBain is a graduate of Oxford University and has 38 years of experience in the oil industry. He spent the first 17 years of his career with Shell in numerous senior international postings including assignments in Singapore, Dubai, China and Venezuela. Prior to leaving Shell, he worked in their natural gas business with specific responsibility for the development of LNG projects. He joined the Vitol Group in 1995 to head up the growth of the group's portfolio of upstream assets and in September 2002 was promoted to CEO of Arawak Energy. Arawak was listed in Toronto and was admitted to the LSE in July 2008 before being privatized in 2009, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vitol Group, the world’s largest independent energy trading company. Arawak acquired its initial stake in Geo-Alliance in August 2012, a leading independent Ukrainian oil and gas group.