Chairman - Lukas Lundin
Lukas Lundin is known for recognizing value and superior global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. Mr. Lundin currently serves as a Director of a number of publicly traded companies. He has a growing list of accomplishments, including raising hundreds of millions of dollars for exploration projects, and developing huge resource discoveries into production as principal of the Lundin Group of mining and oil and gas companies. Mr. Lundin balances out his abundant energy by participating in extreme sports such as the Paris Dakar motorcycle race, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and extreme skiing. He combined his love for extreme sports with his global awareness of critical issues to make a positive impact in Africa by riding a motorcycle from Cairo to Cape Town in 2006, creating the Lundin Foundation in the process. As the visionary for Lundin Foundation, Mr. Lundin follows in the adventurous spirit of his father, Adolf Lundin, who was one of the first entrepreneurs to realize the multiple opportunities emerging markets present.
As VP Corporate Responsibility, Ms. Batruch is responsible for devising and overseeing implementation of Lundin Petroleum's strategy, policies and procedures in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and its Sustainable Investment Program. She is also responsible for relations with stakeholders, which include host and home governments, local communities and relevant interest groups.
Born in Canada, Ms. Batruch is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History, and McGill University in Montreal, where she obtained degrees in Civil and Common Law. In 1989 she qualified as barrister and solicitor of the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario Canada.
Since 1990, Ms. Batruch has been based in Geneva and has worked in the non-profit, academic and business sectors. She is member of the Working Party on International Legal and Commercial Practice (WP5) of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. Christine Batruch is also on the Advisory Board of the Business Humanitarian Forum.
Before joining Africa Oil as Vice President, External Relations, Mr. Budden served as a diplomat for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for 21 years. His international experience has seen him serve in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, the Balkans and North America. Throughout his career he has focused on international security, conflict, governance, human rights, energy and environment issues and specializes in government and security relations, complex stakeholder management and strategic communications work. From 2005-2008 he was based in East Africa advising the British Government on political, security, social and economic issues in the region. From 2008-2012 he represented the British Government in Canada on commercial, environmental and energy security issues with a focus on the hydrocarbon and renewables sectors.
Mr. Conibear is a professional engineer who brings over 30 years of senior leadership experience from predominantly developing countries to the Board of Lundin Foundation. Mr. Conibear is currently the President and CEO of Lundin Mining, is a Director of several Lundin Group companies and was the former President and CEO of Tenke Mining Corp.'s and head of Tenke Fungurume Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Conibear understands the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for international companies operating in developing countries, and brings insight into social development needs and the issues facing local communities.
Mr. Nairne has served as the Lundin Foundation's Managing Director since 2007. He serves on the Advisory Board of several SME funds and companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and is concurrently appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches courses on Country and Project Risk Analysis in Developing Countries and African Political Economy. Prior to joining the Lundin Foundation, Mr. Nairne served as Deputy Director with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Pacific Office and as Senior Political Risk Analyst at Export Development Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Master of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.