David L. French

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Obsidian Energy Ltd.

David L. French

David L. French

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Obsidian Energy Ltd.

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Rosehill Resources, Inc.
Obsidian Energy Ltd.
Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Apache Foundation

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Former Director at Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

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Executive Chairman at Tag Oil Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at Calgary Health Trust

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Director at American Friends of Heriot Watt University

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Former Vice President, Chief Process & Information Officer at Suncor Energy, Inc.

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Director, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Obsidian Energy Ltd.

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Partner at Novo Investment Group Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at West Canadian Digital Imaging, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Bankers Petroleum Ltd.

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David L. French
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Obsidian Energy Ltd.
Class of 2001

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1991

Rice University is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking and is set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2002 - Prior

Neverfail, Inc. provides data center solutions and services. Its solutions include vCenter high availability, backup, recovery and archive, cloud migration, continuous application availability, disaster recovery-as-a-service, and cloud backup. The firm offers business continuity, application delivery, and migration related products. The company was founded by Brian Hierholzer in 1993 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Vice President-Strategic Initiatives

724 Solutions, Inc. specializes in the development of internet protocol-based solutions for mobile Internet, broadband, and messaging applications. They provide mobile operators and converged service providers with a data traffic control and service management platform for connected and subscribed messaging devices. They design systems that incorporate protocol adapter and workflow-based traffic control solutions. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.

Director of Purchasing, Environmental Health & Safety & General Services
2005 - 2013

Apache Corp. operates as an energy company, which engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The company was founded by Truman Anderson, Raymond Plank, and Charles Arnao on December 6, 1954 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2019 - Current

Rosehill Resources, Inc. engages in the production of oil and natural gas. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The company was founded on September 21, 2015 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - 2019

Penn West is one of the largest conventional oil and natural gas producers in Canada. Penn West operates a significant portfolio of opportunities with a dominant position in light oil in Canada. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Penn West operates throughout western Canada on a land base encompassing nearly six million acres. Penn West is an actively managed company with a large and diversified asset portfolio, experienced and specialized technical teams, and an extensive inventory of internal opportunities. Penn West is well positioned to create long-term value for shareholders through a high-quality, long-life asset base, strong balance sheet and experienced management team.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2013 - 2016

Bankers Petroleum Ltd. is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration and production company focused on maximizing the value of its heavy oil assets in Albania. The Company is targeting growth in production and reserves through application of new and proven technologies by a strong experienced technical team. Bankers main operations are in Albania (located northwest of Greece in South Eastern Europe). Bankers operates and has the full rights to develop the Patos-Marinza and Kuçova heavy oilfields pursuant to 25 year license agreements with the Albanian National Agency for Natural Resources (AKBN) and a Petroleum Agreement with Albpetrol Sh.A (Albpetrol), the state owned oil and gas corporation. The Patos-Marinza oilfield is the largest onshore oilfield in continental Europe, holding approximately 7.7 billion barrels of original oil in place. The Kuçova field has 297 million barrels of original-oil-in-place. Bankers also holds a 7 year exploration license on a 185,000 acre block named "Block F", which is both contiguous to the Patos-Marinza field and is also prospective for natural gas. Bankers shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London, England under the ticker symbol BNK. Its' 2012 Warrants are listed on the TSX under the symbol BNK.WT.A

Vice President
Tenure Unconfirmed

Apache Foundation, a subsidiary of APA Corp., is a company headquartered in the United States that develops cyber security applications framework for centralised monitoring and analysis.

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