Gary S. Guidry
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Gary Guidry has more than 40 years of experience developing and maximizing assets in the international oil and gas industry. Mr. Guidry has direct experience managing large, international projects, including assets in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Most recently Mr. Guidry was the President and CEO of Caracal Energy, a London Stock Exchange listed Company with operations in Chad, Africa. He held that position from mid-2011 until the Company was acquired by Glencore plc for $1.8 billion in mid-2014. In 2014, He was awarded the Oil Council Executive of the Year award for his leadership role with Caracal. Prior to Caracal, Mr. Guidry was the President and CEO of Orion Oil and Gas (TSX listed), which operated in western Canada from mid-2009 until mid-2011 when it was sold. From May 2005 until December 2008, he was the President and CEO of Tanganyika Oil Company (TSX listed) which operated in Syria and Egypt. Prior to Tanganyika, Mr. Guidry was CEO of Calpine Natural Gas Trust. He is an Alberta-registered Professional Engineer and a member of APEGA. He received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1980.

Robert Hodgins
Chairman
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Chairman. Mr. Hodgins is a chartered accountant, investor and director with over 30 years of oil and gas industry experience. Mr. Hodgins was the former Chairman of the Board of Caracal Energy Inc. until it was purchased in July 2014 for $1.8 billion. Former Chief Financial Officer of Pengrowth Energy Trust , Vice-President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited and CFO of TransCanada Pipelines Limited, both of Calgary. Currently Mr. Hodgins is a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at several Calgary-based public companies including, AltaGas Ltd., MEG Energy Corp. and Enerplus Corporation.

Peter Dey
Board Member
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Mr. Dey is a respected corporate lawyer, investment banker and experienced corporate director known for his corporate governance expertise. Mr. Dey was a director of Caracal Energy Inc. from March 2013 until its sale in July 2014. He is currently the Chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc., an independent investment dealer, since November 2005 and a director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Dey is the former Chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Canada Limited, and was a Senior Partner of the Toronto law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He chaired the Toronto Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance, and was Canada’s representative to the OECD Task Force that developed the OECD’s Principles of Corporate Governance.

Evan Hazell
Board Member
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Mr. Hazell has been involved in the global oil and gas industry for over 30 years, initially as a petroleum engineer and then as an investment banker. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Hazell acted as a managing director at several financial institutions including HSBC Global Investment Bank and RBC Capital Markets. At present he serves as a director of Black Swan Energy and Kaisen Energy Corp. Mr. Hazell also serves as a director of a number of non-profit and community organizations including Opera America and Pacific Opera Victoria. Mr. Hazell holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Queen’s University, a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Alberta.

Alison Redford
Board Member
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Ms. Redford serves as an advisor to national governments and ministries in emerging economies on regulatory reform to promote transparency and investor confidence. She provides independent advice on the creation of regulatory regimes related to climate, social and governance sustainability most recently in Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Guyana. Separately, Ms. Redford also serves as a strategic advisor to public companies operating in volatile political climates to assess risk and ensure regulatory compliance, particularly as it relates to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives and Community Benefits Agreements for affected Indigenous people. Previously, Ms. Redford served as Premier of Alberta from 2011 to 2014 and as Minister of Justice and Attorney General from 2008. She graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan (1988) and also obtained a Master of Arts degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (2021). Ms. Redford was appointed Queens Counsel in 2008.

Ronald W. Royal
Board Member
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Mr. Royal is a professional engineer with more than 35 years of experience with Toronto-based Imperial Oil Limited and ExxonMobil’s international upstream affiliates. Mr. Royal was a director of Caracal Energy Inc. from July 2011 until its sale in July 2014. He currently is a director of Valeura Energy Inc. of Calgary and Oando Energy Resources Inc. From 2002 to 2007, he was President and General Manager of Esso Exploration and Production Chad Inc. (EEPCI) and lived in Chad, Africa. He served on the Board of Directors of Esso REP (Exxon’s exploration and production operations in France), EEPCI, Tchad Oil Transportation Company and Cameroon Oil Transportation Company. In 2003, he was awarded the title “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Chad” for his contribution to the economic development of the Republic of Chad.

Sondra Scott
Board Member
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Ms. Scott is an independent businesswoman with more than 25 years of experience as an energy and risk analytics business leader. Ms. Scott was formerly Chief Executive Officer for U.S. and Europe of ADEC Innovations, a leading ESG information and consulting firm where she led a team of professionals providing ESG, environmental and sustainability technical, software and strategy solutions. Prior to this, Ms. Scott was Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Financial where she was responsible for leading the company’s global operations team in support their range of portfolio, bankruptcy, fraud and spend solutions. Before joining Verisk Financial in 2020, Ms. Scott was President of Verisk Maplecroft, a leading risk analytics company. Prior to this, Ms Scott filled a number of roles at Wood Mackenzie over a 13-year period. Her most recent position was head of Global Markets where she lead a team focusing on macro energy economics and risk. Previously, Ms. Scott led Wood Mackenzie’s energy consultancy practice. Ms. Scott holds a Master of Science, Petroleum Engineering and Economics degree from a joint program with the University of Pennsylvania and the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) and received a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Earth Sciences degree from Wesleyan University.

David Smith
Board Member
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Mr. Smith is a Chartered Financial Analyst with extensive experience in the investment banking, investment research and management industry and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Superior Plus Corp., a diversified public company with interests in energy distribution, chemicals, and construction products distribution. Other areas of expertise include corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, and privatization. Mr. Smith was a director of Xinergy Ltd. from December 2010 to February 2013, and of Jannock Properties Ltd. from 2000 to January 2011. He was formerly the Managing Partner of Enterprise Capital Management Inc.

Brooke Wade
Board Member
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Mr. Wade is the President of Wade Capital Corporation, a private investment company. From 1994 until 2005, Mr. Wade was the co-founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acetex Corporation, a publicly traded chemical company specializing in acetyls, specialty polymers, and films. Prior to founding Acetex Corporation, Mr. Wade was founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Methanex Corporation, a company created by a plan of growth through acquisitions to become what is known today as the world’s largest methanol producer. Mr. Wade serves on the boards of several private companies including Novinium, Inc., Belkin Enterprises Ltd., and is a member of the Advisory Board of Northbridge Capital Partners and is a participant of AEA Investors groups of funds. In addition, Mr. Wade is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Wade earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary in 1974 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1977. In 2012, Mr. Wade became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

Gary S. Guidry
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Gary Guidry has more than 40 years of experience developing and maximizing assets in the international oil and gas industry. Mr. Guidry has direct experience managing large, international projects, including assets in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Most recently Mr. Guidry was the President and CEO of Caracal Energy, a London Stock Exchange listed Company with operations in Chad, Africa. He held that position from mid-2011 until the Company was acquired by Glencore plc for $1.8 billion in mid-2014. In 2014, He was awarded the Oil Council Executive of the Year award for his leadership role with Caracal. Prior to Caracal, Mr. Guidry was the President and CEO of Orion Oil and Gas (TSX listed), which operated in western Canada from mid-2009 until mid-2011 when it was sold. From May 2005 until December 2008, he was the President and CEO of Tanganyika Oil Company (TSX listed) which operated in Syria and Egypt. Prior to Tanganyika, Mr. Guidry was CEO of Calpine Natural Gas Trust. He is an Alberta-registered Professional Engineer and a member of APEGA. He received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1980.

Ryan Ellson
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance
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Ryan Ellson has over 22 years of experience in a broad range of international corporate finance and accounting roles. Most recently, he was Head of Finance for Glencore E&P (Canada) Inc. and prior thereto Vice President, Finance at Caracal Energy Inc., a London Stock Exchange listed company with operations in Chad, Africa. Glencore E&P (Canada) purchased Caracal in July 2014. Prior to Caracal, Mr. Ellson held several management and executive positions with companies operating in Egypt, India and Canada. Over his career he has been involved in raising over $2 billion in debt and equity and multiple mergers and acquisitions totaling over $3 billion. Mr. Ellson is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. He has completed the Leadership for Senior Executives program at Harvard Business School and the General Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ellson is currently a Director of Canary Biofuels Inc.

Sebastien Morin
Chief Operating Officer
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Mr. Morin has been appointed as Gran Tierra’s Chief Operations Officer on November 6, 2023. Mr. Morin has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various management positions. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, Mr. Morin served as President and Chief Operating Officer at WesternZagros Resources, a privately-owned petroleum operating company with production sharing contracts in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, from October 2021 to October 2023. Prior to his role at WesternZagros, Mr. Morin was Vice President Global Drilling and Completions at Gran Tierra, leading up to that he held progressively more senior positions at Gran Tierra in Colombia and in the Corporate Office in Calgary from August 2014 to September 2021. From May 2001 to July 2014, Mr. Morin worked at Imperial Oil (Esso) and ExxonMobil, where he achieved more senior technical and managerial positions in upstream and downstream including roles in drilling and completions, reservoir development, production, customer service and distribution, mostly onshore but also with experience offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Morin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2001.

Phillip Abraham
Vice President, Legal and Business Development
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Phillip Abraham has been with Gran Tierra in a variety of roles since January 2016 and, in addition to his current role as Vice President, Legal and Business Development, is also Gran Tierra’s Corporate Secretary. He is a lawyer with over 25 years of corporate and legal experience. His legal experience includes positions at prominent law firms and is broadly based with a focus on international oil and gas law. Mr. Abraham’s corporate experience extends to a variety of leadership positions with Cenovus Energy, Encana Corporation and Nexen Inc. His experience in oil and gas includes onshore and offshore projects around the world in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Abraham is a member of Law Society of Alberta, holds both a B.A. and an LL.M. from the University of Calgary and a LL.B. from the University of Victoria, and was first called to the bar in British Columbia in 1997. He is credited as the author of various publications and has presented in numerous professional forums.

Jim Evans
Vice President, Corporate Services
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Jim Evans has over 30 years of experience including working the last 18 years in the international oil and gas industry. Most recently Mr. Evans was the Head of Compliance & Corporate Services for Glencore E&P (Canada) and prior thereto Vice President of Compliance & Corporate Services at Caracal Energy where he oversaw the execution of corporate strategy and goals, developed and implemented a robust corporate compliance program, and managed all aspects of IT, document control, security and administration. Mr. Evans also managed the recruitment, training and retention of staff in both Calgary and Chad. He oversaw the growth of the Company from seven employees to in excess of 400 as Caracal Energy exceeded 20,000 barrels of oil per day at the time of sale to Glencore. Prior to Caracal, Mr. Evans held senior management and executive positions at Orion Oil and Gas and Tanganyika Oil, with operating experience in Egypt, Syria and Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Diego Perez-Claramunt
Vice President, Health Safety and Environment (HSE) & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
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Diego Perez-Claramunt has over 26 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry and has held numerous senior executive positions within the area of Health, Safety, Environment and Social Performance. In previous roles at Shell, he worked in the Middle East, North Africa and Africa, overseeing Social and Environmental activities and implementing numerous community development programs in these regions. Most recently, he has successfully led Gran Tierra’s HSE, CSR and Licensing teams as the Director, undertaking respectful community engagement and establishing lasting stakeholder relationships. Mr. Perez-Claramunt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from the Instituto de Ciencias del Mercado, and he completed MIT’s Executive Program for General Management.

Rodger Trimble
Vice President, Investor Relations
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Rodger Trimble is a Professional Engineer with 40 years of experience in domestic and international basins in various management positions. Prior to joining Gran Tierra, Mr. Trimble was Head of Corporate Planning, Budgeting & Finance with Glencore E&P Canada Inc. and prior thereto Director Corporate Planning, Budget & Business Development with Caracal Energy Inc. (acquired by Glencore E&P). He has held several senior management positions ranging from Country Manager in Argentina with Canadian Hunter Exploration, Vice President, Exploitation with Esprit Energy Trust, Manager, Reservoir Engineering with Apache Canada Inc. and Manager, Upstream Evaluations – Frontiers & International with Husky Energy. Mr. Trimble is an Alberta-registered Professional Engineer and a member of APEGA. He received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (with Distinction) from Stanford University.

Lawrence West
Vice President, Exploration
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Lawrence West has 43 years of experience as an executive, explorationist, and geologist and is the current Vice President of Exploration at Gran Tierra Energy where multiple drilling and seismic programs have been executed with a multi-disciplinary team, in the prolific Oriente (Ecuador – Colombia), Middle Magdelena, and Llanos Basins (Colombia). Recently there have been material oil discoveries in Ecuador and Southern Putumayo. Mr. West was previously the VP of Exploration at Caracal Energy, where the team assessed resources and grew reserves in the interior rift basins in Chad, led a successful exploration drilling program and oversaw two large 2D/3D seismic shoots in remote frontier basins. Prior to Caracal he was involved with starting and growing several public and private companies, including Reserve Royalty Corp., Chariot Energy, Auriga Energy and Orion Oil and Gas. Mr. West worked at the Alberta Energy Company (AEC), where he was on the team that merged with Conwest. He built and led the AEC East team into an expanded Canadian presence, and the Rocky Mountain USA basins. His career began with Imperial Oil working on prospect and reservoir characterization, in multi-disciplinary teams, and as a technical mentor to exploration teams. Mr. West has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Geology from McMaster University, and an MBA, specializing in economics from the University of Calgary.

Rob Will
Vice President, Asset Management
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Rob Will has over 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer at Trident Exploration Corp and Cona Resources LTD. He has extensive technical experience in reservoir management, production and operations throughout his career and has had exposure to a broad spectrum of hydrocarbon and geologic-play types. Recently at Cona Resources LTD (formerly Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.) he led the identification, design, and construction stages of Northern Blizzard’s thermal SAGD project and played a key role in Northern Blizzard’s successful initial public offering (IPO) during his tenure as V.P. of Business Development. Throughout his career, Mr. Will has demonstrated strong leadership, mentorship and resulting value creation. He has a Bachelor of Geological Engineering degree, graduating with Great Distinction, and a Master of Chemical Engineering degree (petroleum).

Manuel Buitrago
President and Country Manager, Colombia
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Manuel Buitrago has over 20 years of experience in a broad range of international management, corporate finance, and business development roles working for publicly listed companies. Most recently, Mr. Buitrago was the President and Country Manager for Gran Tierra Energy Mexico and prior to that he was the Senior Finance Manager for Gran Tierra Energy in Colombia. Previously he was the CFO of PetroTiger from 2010 to 2014. Prior to, he held positions of increasing responsibility with British Petroleum in the UK and Europe, Occidental Petroleum in Colombia and MPX and OGX entities in Colombia and Brazil. Mr. Buitrago has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in International Business from Schiller International University, earning the Dean’s List recognition, and holds a Post Graduate Degree in International Accounting from Javeriana University in Colombia. Mr. Buitrago received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Temple University receiving the Distinguished Scholar award. He also earned an MBA at Javeriana University, receiving the academic Order of Merit. He has furthered executive education studies in oil and gas, management, finance and M&A at the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, Thunderbird University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Northwestern University.

Enrique Villalobos
President and Country Manager, Ecuador
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Enrique Villalobos has 28 years of international experience in Oil and Gas E&P in North Africa, Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Gran Tierra Energy in 2014, Mr. Villalobos worked at Repsol and ExxonMobil in several positions. His experience in these positions ranged from light oil and gas large field development planning in Libya, to business development in Europe, Asia and Africa. In these former roles he also led the operations for the exploration of unconventionals in Morocco and Colombia, managed large technical teams responsible for cost effective full field development and operations of light to heavy remote oilfields onshore Colombia and Venezuela. Mr. Villalobos has also been a post-graduate university professor at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He has an Oil and Gas MBA from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen Scotland, UK, where he graduated with Merit as well as a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Universidad de America in Bogota, Colombia.

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