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.