South America-focused junior oil and gas firm President Energy announced Wednesday it has appointed Alistair Burt, a UK Member of Parliament and recent Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign Office, to its board as a non-executive director.
In his time in government, Burt has also served in foreign officer roles covering North Africa, North America and South Asia. Other responsibilities have included Counter Terrorism, Counter Piracy and Counter Proliferation, signing the Arms Trade Treaty for the UK at the United Nations in 2013.
President Energy Chairman Peter Levine commented in a company statement:
"We are delighted to have a man of Alistair's stature joining the board of President, and we look forward to utilizing his experience and expertise."
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