Director Since

Alan Quasha, Director - (click here for the full bio)


Michael M. Ameen, Jr, Director since 1994 and Independent Consultant on Middle East Affairs since 1991. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Ameen served as a part time consultant to HKN with regard to Middle Eastern exploration projects. Mr. Ameen has previously served as director of American Near East Refugee Aid; past director of Amideast; past director of Middle East Institute; past director of International College in Beirut, Lebanon; past vice president of government relations and director of Washington office of Aramco; past president of Mobil Middle East Development Corporation; and Member, Energy Intelligence Group International Advisory Board.


Mikel D. Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer of HKN since 1982 and President of HKN since March 2003. From 1991 to March 2003, Mr. Faulkner served as Chairman of the Board of HKN and, from 1982 to February 1993, Mr. Faulkner served as President of HKN. Mr. Faulkner currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Energy Development PLC (“"Global"”), a position he has held since April 2002; HKN holds an approximate 35% interest in Global. From August 2007 to July 2008, Mr. Faulkner served on the board of directors and as a member of the compensation committee of Spitfire Energy, Ltd., a Canadian public company. Since October 2009, Mr. Faulkner has served as a director of First Cash Financial Services and is currently a member of their Compensation and Audit Committees.


Dr. J. William Petty, Director since 2000 and Professor of Finance and the W.W. Caruth Chairholder of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University since 1990. From December 1979 to 1990, Dr. Petty served as dean of the Business School at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Petty also serves as the Academic Director of the Baylor Angel Network. The Angel Network consists of high net worth alumni and friends of Baylor University who actively invest in early-stage high potential companies.


H.A. Smith, Director since 1997 and Consultant to Schlumberger Inc., an oil field service company, since June 1991. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Vice President-Customer Relations for Smith International, Inc. Mr. Smith has served as a director of Brigham Exploration Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, from 2002 to 2011 where he also served as a member of their Compensation Committee. Mr. Smith also serves as a director of Stallion Oilfield Services Ltd. and is currently a member of their Compensation Committee.




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