Ray Leonard - President and Chief Executive Officer
Ray Leonard joined Hyperdynamics as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2009. Mr. Leonard most recently worked for Kuwait Energy Company as Vice President–Eurasia and Exploration. Previously he held various senior executive positions with MOL, one of the largest oil and gas companies in Eastern Europe; First International Oil Company (FIOC), a newly formed company in Almaty, Kazakstan; and YUKOS, the second-largest independent Russian oil company. Mr. Leonard began his career at Amoco, where he served in positions of increasing responsibility over his 19 years with the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts degree in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sergey Alekseev - Vice President of Commercial Development
Sergey Alekseev joined Hyperdynamics in July 2016 as Vice President-Commercial Development. Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer for Soyuzneftegaz, a Russian oil and gas company, and previously was First Vice-President for Rosneft, Russia's largest oil and gas producer, in charge of Economics, Finance and Business Development. Earlier, he held positions with ABN AMRO Bank and Coopers & Lybrand, both in Moscow and has extensive experience in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions and international negotiations. Mr. Alekseev holds a Diploma in International Financial Relations from the Moscow Institute of International Relations and a master's degree in International Economics (MSc.Ec.) from the London School of Economics.
Forrest Estep - Vice President of Operations
Forrest Estep joined Hyperdynamics in September 2016 as Vice President-Operations. Most recently he served as Vice President-Drilling and Completions for Afren Resources leading exploration and development drilling activities in multiple locations in Africa and the Middle East. He also has held senior positions overseeing deepwater drilling projects with Anadarko Petroleum, Repsol Services, Transocean Offshore, Conoco and Amoco. Mr. Estep holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
David Gullickson - Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
David Gullickson joined Hyperdynamics in September 2016 as Vice President-Finance and Treasurer. Previously he worked with the Tatum consultancy, serving numerous energy client companies over the last 10 years in a variety of senior management roles, including interim CEO, CFO, Controller and Treasurer. Earlier, he held executive positions with Precision Tube, Tejas Power, Corporate Solutions Corporation and Buttes Gas and Oil. Mr. Gullickson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Professional Accounting degree from The University of Texas at Austin.