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.
David W. Wesson - Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David W. Wesson was appointed Hyperdynamics' Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2014.
He joined the company as Controller in April 2010. Mr. Wesson began his career with Tenneco Oil E&P and spent seven years in various oil and gas accounting assignments there. Subsequently, he joined Swift Energy Company in 1988 and served 21 years in various progressive financial positions, including serving as its Controller from January 2001 to December 2009.
Mr. Wesson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University and is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Texas.
Paolo G. Amoruso - Vice President of Commercial and Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Paolo G. Amoruso joined Hyperdynamics in June 2010.
Mr. Amoruso began his career with Shell Oil Company in 1998 as Tax Counsel focusing on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. Subsequently, he spent 7 years with Devon Energy as Assistant General Counsel for the International Division focusing on West Africa, China, Europe, and the Middle East.
Mr. Amoruso holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, as well as a Juris Doctorate, Masters in Business Administration, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Houston. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.