Oilsands Quest has announced the appointment of Ronald Blakely, formerly a senior executive with Royal Dutch Shell PLC, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Blakely is an experienced executive, who has 38 years with Shell companies including 15 years in an executive capacity. His experience in the global energy business, as well as global capital markets will provide significant and valuable contributions to the Board. Some of his career highlights with Shell include:
"We are extremely pleased that Mr. Blakely will be joining the Board. Mr. Blakely's experience and expertise will enhance the capacity of the Board. He has an intimate knowledge of both the Canadian and international oil and gas business, and in particular he has a thorough understanding of the US refining market and its capacity for and fit with Canadian bitumen supplies," said T. Murray Wilson, Executive Chairman of Oilsands Quest.
"We are indeed fortunate to have Mr. Blakely join our Board at this important point in Oilsands Quest's development," said Christopher Hopkins CEO of Oilsands Quest. "His global financial experience and his depth of understanding of our business will contribute to and enhance our Board's effectiveness."
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