Dejour Strengthens Board of Directors
Dejour has announced the election of Mr. Stephen R. Mut, M.Sc. Environmental Eng. and Mr. Darren Devine, LLB as new members of the Dejour Board of Directors. Re-elected at the AGM are Mr. Harrison Blacker M.Sc. M.Eng., Mr. Craig Sturrock LLM QC, Mr. Richard Patricio LLB, Mr. H. Robert Holmes and Mr. Robert L. Hodgkinson.
Mr. Mut will also serve as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. Steve has been a Special Assistant to the CEO and COO for the past 7 months. He brings to the company extensive experience. Most recently he served as CEO of the Shell Unconventional Resources unit of Shell Exploration and Production Company. Before retiring from Shell in mid 2009, Mr. Mut led the team responsible for research and development of a new enhanced oil recovery method in northwestern Colorado’s oil shale resources known as The Mahogany Research Project, field-testing the technical and environmental viability of Shell's in situ (in ground) process.
Prior to joining Shell in 2000, Mr. Mut dedicated much of his career to operational and new business venture activities in the oil and gas, refining and marketing, chemical and mining sectors at ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company). There, he served in various internationally based executive roles in both upstream and downstream businesses. His global expertise has contributed to industry successes in Europe, South America, the Asia Pacific, and the United States.
"I worked closely with Steve for many years at Arco and I know him to be a top notch executive with strong technical, business and organizational skills. I was extremely pleased when he joined Dejour in the role of Special Advisor and I look forward to him taking a larger role in the leadership of Dejour as we work to meet some very important milestones for the company in 2010” comments President and COO Hal Blacker.
Dejour also welcomes Mr. Darren Devine as an independent member of the Board. Mr. Devine, principal of Chelmer Consulting Corp., specializes in corporate finance advisory services to private and public companies. Mr. Devine a qualified Barrister and Solicitor in British Columbia, England and Wales practiced exclusively in the areas of Corporate Finance and Securities Law with a focus on cross-border listings. Prior to founding Chelmer Consulting Corp. and since 2005, Mr. Devine practiced law with the firm of Du Moulin Black LLP, in Vancouver.
"Darren brings energy, focus and clarity of opinion in addition to an extensive contact base to the Dejour team. We expect him to be a highly contributory and motivated member of the board", comments Bob Hodgkinson CEO and Co- Chair.
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