George has more than 39 years of experience in the oil industry and began his career at Shell, having graduated with a BSc in Geologic Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. George is currently Executive Vice President of New Ventures for Carrizo Oil and Gas.
His career began with 17 years at Royal Dutch/Shell Oil. He then became a founding member of Carrizo Oil & Gas serving as Vice President of Exploration and Development for seven years. More recently he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Davis Petroleum Corporation for seven years. George then served as Technical Director of Global New Business Development at Hess Corporation between 2012 and 2018. His career has spanned a broad spectrum of the E&P sector involving all petroleum engineering, development, and exploration disciplines as well as corporate planning and finance. His expertise lies in deal structuring, A&D, portfolio optimization, risk analysis and tactical execution. George has repeatedly been the catalyst that integrated technical management, finance and commercial alignment to project implementation.
Chief Executive Officer
Larry has worked in the oil and gas industry for 35 years and has a significant track record of building exploration and production businesses on the international stage, delivering transformational growth and shareholder value.
Larry has worked across a broad spectrum of exploratory and business development roles worldwide, in senior leadership roles with Perenco SA, Hunt Oil, Triton Energy and BP. He has a strong background in integrated geosciences, team management and relationship building and a key aspect of his work has been in the creation, development and delivery of significant drilling programmes that have led to the discovery and development of giant oil fields.
Adonis, one of the founders of Chariot and its Namibian, 100% owned, operating subsidiary Enigma, is a mining entrepreneur whose expertise lies in the discovery, exploration and development of mineral resources including diamonds, precious / base metals, coal and oil and gas, and bringing these assets into production.
Adonis has worked in the sector for over 25 years and has been influential in the founding, financing and growth of a number of companies, including Petra Diamonds. Adonis founded Petra in 1997 and it became the first diamond company to float on AIM. He has since chaired Petra as it has developed into a mid-tier diamond producer of global significance and London’s largest quoted diamond mining group, moving onto the main market of LSE in 2011. Adonis is the founder and chair of the Pella Resources Group, an African focused natural resource group. Pella has created a strong track record in exploration and mine development across the continent, with goal to generate early stage private companies and develop them into individual private / public companies.
Robert is Managing Director of the Guernsey-based Artemis Trustees Limited and a Director of a number of investment Fund Management companies and Investment Funds associated with Artemis Trustees Limited.
Robert is Chairman of Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited, Director of Rainbow Rare Earths Limited, Director of EF Realisation Company Limited, Director of Sirius Real Estate Limited and a Director of Picton Property Income Limited, all of which are listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and is resident in Guernsey. Robert represents the interests of Westward Investments Limited, a major shareholder of Chariot.
Chris has over 30 years of experience in the City providing top level advice to boardrooms across a wide range of sectors. In this period he has been retained by some 20 FTSE100 companies including British Gas, Cairn Energy, and Tullow Oil. Most recently he was Managing Director at Jefferies Hoare Govett (a division of Jefferies Inc.) specialising in corporate broking and investment banking. Prior to this, he held a similar role at Citigroup. Originally, he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Chris is a Director of Ventus VCT plc, a company invested in a portfolio of companies operating wind and hydroelectric renewable energy assets in the UK.