Calgary, AB., March 6, 2013 - The Board of Directors of Emperor Oil Ltd. (TSX.V: EM) ("Emperor" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. A.R.O Abdel Rahman to its Board with immediate effect.
Dr. Rahman has over 30 years' experience in the oil sector and has particularly extensive knowledge of Sudan's energy sector, one of Emperor's key areas of focus:
-1981-1989 Head of Engineering at for ADNOC's Ruwais Refinery in Abu-Dhabi;
-1989-1994 Head of General Petroleum Corporation, Khartoum, Sudan which was fundamental in the emergence of the oil industry in Sudan;
-He has worked as a special consultant with several national and international companies in the oil sector.
-Chairman of the Consortium (representing the government) for oil production from Blocks 1, 2 and 4; head of the Government project team; Head of the Joint Co-ordination Committee for the upstream; and head of the Joint Management Committee for the COPA (the pipeline and Marine terminal).
-Member of the Board of Directors of Sudapet to 2010.
-Member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering at the Sudan University of Science and Technology.
-Member of the Advisory Board for the Minister of Petroleum of Sudan.
-Graduate of the University of Khartoum (Mech. Engineering), Ph.D University of Birmingham, UK.
Andrew McCarthy, President and CEO of Emperor Oil, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rahman as a Director of Emperor Oil. He brings a wealth of experience from Sudan's energy sector and will be a valued member of our team as we continue to advance our international oil and gas projects."
Emperor also announces the resignation of Matthew Hamilton from the board of directors with immediate effect.
"We are grateful for the contribution Matthew has made to Emperor as a Director and we look forward to continuing to work closely with him, as he remains the Company's CFO" said President and CEO Andrew McCarthy.
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