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Wim van der Zande

Chief Executive Officer

Wim has 25 years’ international experience of managing large organisations in the upstream and downstream oil and gas and chemical industries. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Wim’s background in the engineering contracting business has seen him specialise in areas including the development of chemical complexes, technology developments, organisational developments and structures, and full project execution. Working for operators around the globe, he has progressed from Project Engineer to Project Manager and Director.

Before becoming Chairman and subsequently CEO for Xodus Group, Wim was CEO at Aker Kvaerner Process and CEO of Chemtex Global. He has also held the position of Business Advisor with Chiyoda Corporation.

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Alistair Porter

Operations Director

Alistair joined Xodus when the company was founded in 2005 in the role of process and facilities director, building and managing a team of 130 engineers across the globe. He is an experienced process engineer and development engineering specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry covering a range of disciplines including study and department management, field development, feasibility and screening studies, bid preparation and conceptual studies, FEED and detail design, operational support and commissioning. Prior to joining Xodus, Alistair held process engineering and development positions at several engineering consultancies and operators.

Currently responsible for international operations covering Xodus' London office and satellite locations in the Middle East and Australia, Alistair also remains actively involved in engineering activities by providing technical and project management input and assurance.

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Steve Swindell

Operations Director

Steve Swindell is a founding partner and Operations Director of Xodus Group. Steve entered the oil and gas industry in 1990 after graduating with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in South Africa in 1985. He went on to gain extensive sectoral knowledge and process engineering experience and is a highly respected field development specialist in the oil and gas industry today.

After a 15 year career with Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants, Steve moved on to start up Xodus Group and, with a focus on operations, Steve established a robust, flexible and highly successful operations and delivery model. Under Steve’s stewardship today Xodus offers world-class technical expertise across its international offices.

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Tracey Hart

HR Director

Tracey is responsible for leading the delivery of HR services across all Xodus’ offices. Since joining Xodus Group in 2010, Tracey has successfully built a global HR team and has introduced procedures services and standards to support the company as it grows and diversifies.

Tracey entered the HR profession in 2005 after a career in operation management in the retail sector. Prior to joining Xodus, Tracey was an HR Business Partner at Compass Group Ltd where she was responsible for providing HR management to an operational team in the UK and international offshore and marine division.

She is a chartered member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has HR experience in several different industries, including retail, financial services, facility services, hospitality and offshore contracting and consulting.

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Emma Kilner

Chief Financial Officer

Emma brings over ten year’s experience to her role having joined Xodus in 2005. She has been heavily involved in the growth of Xodus Group that has encompassed two acquisitions, an equity restructure, five new company formations and the expansion of worldwide offices.

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Kosuke Yanai

Group Development Director

Kosuke joined Xodus from Chiyoda Corporation in July 2013 and is currently Group Development Director, leading the development of strategic cooperation between Xodus and Chiyoda.

Kosuke has 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and his areas of expertise include business development, project management and strategy development. Throughout his career he has led a variety of international projects and has lived in the UAE, The Netherlands, USA, Venezuela, Korea and Japan.

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