Group management works closely together in respect of commercial, technical, HSE, financial and legal issues with the aim of delivering responsible growth and long-term shareholder value
The President and CEO of the Company, Alex Schneiter, is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of Lundin Petroleum. He is appointed by, and reports to, the Board. He in turn appoints the other members of Group management, who assist the CEO in his functions and duties, and in the implementation of decisions taken and instructions given by the Board, with the aim of ensuring that the Company meets its strategic objectives and continues to deliver responsible growth and long-term shareholder value.
Lundin Petroleum's Group and local management consists of highly experienced individuals with worldwide oil and gas experience and in addition to the CEO, comprises the following:
- The Investment Committee, which in addition to the CEO includes
- the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Nick Walker, who is responsible for Lundin Petroleum's worldwide exploration, development and production operations, as well as HR
- the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mike Nicholson, who is responsible for the financial reporting, internal audit, tax, treasury function and economics
- The Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Christine Batruch, who is responsible for the Group's CR and HSE strategy, the Vice President Legal, Jeffrey Fountain, who is responsible for all legal matters within the Group and the Vice President Corporate Planning and Investor Relations, Teitur Poulsen, who is responsible for Group investor relations as well as all matters relating to the corporate planning and development and the Vice President Corporate Finance, Christophe Nerguararian, who is responsible for managing the Company’s financing and commercial matters.
- The General Managers/Managing Directors who are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the local operational entities.
Group management tasks and duties
The tasks of the CEO and the division of duties between the Board and the CEO are defined in the Rules of Procedure and the Board's instructions to the CEO. In addition to the overall management of the Company, the CEO's tasks include ensuring that the Board receives all relevant information regarding the Company's operations, including profit trends, financial position and liquidity, as well as information regarding important events such as significant disputes, agreements and developments in important business relations. The CEO is also responsible for preparing the required information for Board decisions and for ensuring that the Company complies with applicable legislation, securities regulations and other rules such as the Code of Governance. Furthermore, the CEO maintains regular contacts with the Company's stakeholders, including shareholders, the financial markets, business partners and public authorities. To fulfil his duties, the CEO works closely with the Chairman of the Board to discuss the Company's operations, financial status, up-coming Board meetings, implementation of decisions and other relevant matters.
Under the leadership of the CEO, Group management is responsible for ensuring that the operations are conducted in compliance with all Group policies, guidelines and procedures in a professional, efficient and responsible manner. Regular management meetings are held to discuss all commercial, technical, CR/HSE, financial, legal and other relevant issues within the Group to ensure the established short and long-term business objectives and goals will be met. A detailed weekly operations report is further circulated to Group management summarising the operational events, highlights and issues of the week in question. Group management also travels frequently to oversee the ongoing operations, seek new business opportunities and meet with various stakeholders, including business partners, suppliers and contractors, government representatives and financial institutions. In addition, Group management liaises continuously with the Board, and in particular the Board Committees and the CR/HSE Board representative, in respect of ongoing matters and issues that may arise, and meets with the Board at least once a year at the executive session held in connection with a Board meeting in one of the operational locations.
The Company's Investment Committee, which consists of the CEO, CFO and COO, is established by the Board to assist the Board in discharging its responsibilities in overseeing the Company's investment portfolio. The role of the Investment Committee is to determine that the Company has a clearly articulated investment policy, to develop, review and recommend to the Board investment strategies and guidelines in line with the Company's overall policy, to review and approve investment transactions and to monitor compliance with investment strategies and guidelines. The responsibilities and duties include considering annual budgets, supplementary budget approvals, investment proposals, commitments, relinquishment of licences, disposal of assets and performing other investment related functions as the Board may designate. The Investment Committee has regularly scheduled meetings and meets more frequently if required by the operations.