– UK, London – Victoria Oil & Gas Plc, the Cameroon gas utility company, today announces the appointment of Roger Kennedy as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. The addition of Mr. Kennedy to the Board will balance the number of executive and non-executive directors and provide a wider spectrum of skills to the Company.
Roger is currently Chairman of KCP Limited, a family office investing in public and private equity, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2007. In 2012, Roger co-founded QKR Corporation Limited, a diversified mining investment company backed by sovereign funds, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals and served as a director until 2014.
Over the same period, he served as a director and Head of Business Development for Star Petroleum Limited, an upstream E&P company with oil licenses in Libya, South Sudan, Uganda, Angola, Nigeria and the Caspian Sea.
Prior to 2012, Roger was Managing Director and Head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited, where he built and managed a large Asia Pacific based team focused on Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Power and Chemicals. From 1994 to 2000 Roger was Head of the Latin American Industrials Group (Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Utilities, Infrastructure and Construction) and member of the M&A, Debt Capital Markets, Telecom and Natural Resources Investment Banking teams at Salomon Brothers Inc. Roger graduated from Oxford University with a D.Phil./PhD in Economics and Politics, holds a Juris Doctorate from New York University and is a member of the New York Bar Association.
Kevin Foo, Executive Chairman, commented: “Roger Kennedy is an outstanding individual with huge experience and passion for resources development across many sectors. We are very pleased to welcome Roger to the Board. His joining the Company is an endorsement of our growth and our potential.”
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