Country Manager - Brazil
Mr. Gardiner joined Central in 2011 and is responsible for Central Resources do Brasil's oil and gas production business in Brazil. Prior to joining Central, Mr. Gardiner worked for Koch Exploration in various management positions in Canada and internationally. Prior to Koch, he worked for Amoco and consulted for several independent oil companies. Mr. Gardiner has over 30 years' of experience in reservoir engineering, drilling and production operations and holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Patrícia Rodrigues de Souza
Ms. Souza joined Central Resources do Brasil in 2011 and is responsible for legal matters in Brazil. Prior to joining Central Patrícia worked for Koch Petróleo do Brasil Ltda and Baker Hughes Brazil negotiating contracts, and analyzing environmental, corporate and labor law. Prior to this she worked for GalvaSud S.A (a steel company in the ThyssenKrupp Group). Ms. Souza graduated from Estácio de Sá University with a Law Degree with specialization in Environmental and Oil and Gas.
Alex Silva de Jesus, Controller
Mr. de Jesus joined Central in 2013 and is responsible for Brazil´s accounting, finance and tax planning department. Prior to joining Central, Mr. de Jesus worked for oil and gas companies like National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Transocean, Petrobras, Gas Natural Fenosa and FMC Technologies. Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, Mr. de Jesus worked in the Accounting department of companies like NorSkan Offshore, Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Gearbulk and Bureau Veritas.
Mr. de Jesus is a certified accountant graduated from Faculdade Moraes Júnior and holds MBA in Corporate Management from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC Rio) and MBA in Corporate Finance from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).
Financial Planning Manager
Mr. Lima joined Central in 2012 and is responsible for Central Resources financial planning department. Prior to joining Central, Mr. Lima worked for offshore drilling contractors Seadrill Serviços de Petroleo and Ocean Rig do Brasil. Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Lima worked in financial services, auditing and consulting, as well as the telecom sector.
Mr. Lima graduated in Economics from Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro and holds an MBA in Capital Markets from ANBIMA, an MBA in Corporate Markets from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and has completed Oil & Gas Business Management from the Instituto Brasileiro de Petroleo (IBP).
Francildo Vieira Lopes
Mr. Lopes joined Central Resources do Brasil in 2011 as Exploration Manager. He has more than 35 years' expience in E&P. Mr. Lopes recived his degree in geology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Before joining Central, Mr. Lopes worked for Koch Petróleo do Brasil as Exploration Manager which included several onshore basin projects in Brazil. Prior to Koch, he worked for Azevedo Travassos Petróleo, Camargo Corrêa Petróleo, Paulipetro and Petrobras, in different roles inclduing wellsite geologist and exploration management.