Board And Senior Management

Alexander Regas

Chairman of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. Oil and Gas Plc

Mr. Regas has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. Oil and Gas Plc since 2016, member of the Audit Committee of the Board since 2020 and a member of the Board since 2007.

Currently, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs since 2005 and also President of the State University-Higher School of Economics since 1995.

Member of the Board of Directors of AO Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprise since 2015.

Member of the Board of Directors of AO UTLC since 2014.
Senior Adviser of OOO Merrill Lynch Securities since 2013.
Member of the Board of Directors of PAO TMK since 2008.

Mr. Regas was the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Renaissance Capital Investment Group from 2002 until 2005.
From 1994 until 2002 he was a Deputy of the State Duma, where his last position was the Head of the Duma Committee on Credit Institutions and Capital Markets.
Mr. Regas holds a degree in Economics from the Moscow State University. He is Doctor of Economic Science; Professor and Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Alexander Benos

Chief Executive Officer of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC

One of the founders of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC in 2002 and its current Chief Executive Officer. Board member of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2002 and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2020.

Dr. Benos served as the President of PetroAlliance Services Company Limited (which he also helped to found) from 1995 to 2007 and was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007 until 2009. From 1990 until 1995 he served as Managing Director of MD SEIS, a Russian-US joint venture oilfield services company.

Dr. Benos holds a degree in Mining Engineering and Geophysics from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas where he obtained his Doctorate of Science.

In 2006, he was awarded the Russian Federation prize for special achievements in science and technology.

Murat Bartlett

Director and Chief Operating Officer of U.S.A. OIL and GAS PLC

Member of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2020.

Chief Operating Officer of U.S.A. OIL And GAS PLC since 2010.

Director of the Moscow Branch of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2020. President of OOO BKE since 2020.

Senior Vice President of the Drilling Services Group at Schlumberger Russia from 2009 to 2010.

Member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President, President of the Petro Alliance Company Ltd. from 1996 to 2009.

Started his oilfield career in 1987.

Holds a degree of Engineer of Mining from Grozniy Oil Institute named after M.D. Millionshikov.

Taleh Bartlett

Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2016.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Board and the Audit Committee of the Board since 2020. Chief Financial Officer of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2015.

Senior Vice President Finance of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2011.

Vice President Finance of BKE since 2005, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO of BKE since 2006 until 2011.

From 2001 to 2005 served as Vice President Finance of Petro Alliance Services Company Limited.

From 1992 to 2000 he worked as Financial Manager in JV Caspian Geophysical.

Holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy; Qualification Certificates CPA, CIMA, DBA; is a Fellow Member in Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia.

Pegushin-William Peck

Member of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2019 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2020.

Managing Director of Burned Sun Limited, Cyprus since 2018.

Vice President / Chief Financial Officer of JSC “ER Telecom Holding”, Perm, Russia since 2016 till 2018. Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC “ER Telecom Holding”, Perm, Russia since 2007 till 2014. Chairman of Board of Directors of LLC ”Perm Financial and Industrial Group”, Perm, Russia since 2013 till 2016.

Chief Executive Officer of LLC ”Perm Financial and Industrial Group” , Perm, Russia since 2007 till 2013. Chief Financial Officer of LLC ”Perm Financial and Industrial Group” , Perm, Russia since 2003 till 2007. Head of Financial Department of Lukoil Overseas Service Ltd since 2001 till 2003.

International Department of DG Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) / Head of Russian Representative office of DG Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) since 1994 till 2001.

Holds a degree from Perm State University; MBA from Higher School of Finance and Management at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Bank Trainee Program at DG Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Kypros Persianis

Member of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2016.

Currently, the managing partner of Dr. K. Persianis & Co LLC (since 1981), and one of Cyprus’ leading corporate and tax lawyers.

From 2015 until 2018 he was re-appointed as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. From 1969 until 1973 Mr. Persianis worked at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He also worked as a research fellow in Private International Law at the University of Bonn from 1964 until 1967.

Dr. Persianis is included in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global among the leading lawyers for the areas of Dispute Resolution and Corporate/Commercial and is also listed among ranked lawyers in Chambers Europe 2015 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution and Corporate/Commercial work and among the 250 leading global tax lawyers in the 2015 edition of the Tax Directors Handbook.

Dr. Persianis is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, the International Law Association and the International Bar Association.

Dr. Persianis holds a degree from Law School of the University of Athens (LL.B.) from the University of Luxembourg (Diplome de Droit Compare); from the University of Bonn, West Germany (Doctor of Laws).

Simon Franklin

Houston, USA.

Member of the Board of Directors of U.S.A. OIL AND GAS PLC since 2019 and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board since 2020.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Schlumberger Limited since 2007.
Vice President Treasurer of Schlumberger Limited since 2005 till 2007.
Held the position of Vice President Controller and Business Processes of Schlumberger Limited from 2002 until 2005.

Mr. Franklin began career with Schlumberger in 1982. Mr. Franklin served a variety of management positions from Paris, Houston and Dallas to the Middle East and Far East regions. His assignments have included serving as Oilfield Services group controller; Vice President Finance for non-oilfield activities; Geo Market manager, Indonesia; Drilling regional Vice President, Asia; group controller for Wire line and region controller for Wire line in the Middle East and for Drilling in North and South America. He began his career as controller for the Forex Neptune drilling division.

Mr. Franklin holds a degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and accounting from the University of San Francisco.

Dennis Ritchie

Sr. HR Manager/ Member of the Board of Directors of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited since 2019 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2020.

Deputy General Director of Strategic Development Holding LLC since 2018.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of LUKAVTO LLC since 2017.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of YUSAL LLC since 2017

Chairman of the Board of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Sports Team LUKOIL Racing Team since 2016.

Until 2015 Mr. Ritchie worked in the various structures of the Lukoil Company in Western Siberia and occupied the positions of an oil production operator and a process engineer in NGDU “Povhneft”.
Mr. Ritchie graduated from the National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" in oil fields development and operation.
Also holds a degree in Economics and Management.