Mr. Leon Codron is an accomplished international oil and gas executive, formerly the President of ARCO Indonesia in Southeast Asia, and formerly CEO of Singapore Petroleum Company.
Mr. Codron is an entrepreneur and business leader with documented successes in producing strong financial performance, strategic positioning, and focusing and motivating organizations. He has led negotiations globally and maintains key relationships within host governments and industry. Mr. Codron is a builder and manager of multinational, world-class executive teams and work forces.
During his tenure at ARCO (now BP) from 1981-2000, Mr. Codron managed exploration and production activities in Asia, developed U.S. and international natural gas markets, expanded international oil marketing, and coordinated new country entry and business development.
As President of ARCO Indonesia, ARCO’s largest overseas subsidiary, he led the commercial negotiations and exploration phase of massive 24 Tcf Tangguh Project, the second largest (after Alaska) discovery in ARCO’s history. In addition, he was responsible for strategic planning to achieve financial and growth targets and developing the technical, managerial, and professional skills of a multiethnic/international workforce.
In 2000, Mr. Codron assumed the role of CEO & Director of Singapore Petroleum Company (“SPC”), where he repositioned this publicly listed refining and marketing company into an integrated oil and gas company. SPC achieved its third best operating results since listing when Mr. Codron returned the company to profitability in two years, despite a sharp downturn in the Asian downstream sector.
He has also successfully started a supply and logistics company and an oil lubrication distribution business in Angola in 2004.
Mr. Codron served in the position of CEO for Asia Pacific Exploration Consolidated (2006-2010), an oil and gas exploration company funded by private equity and focused on Southeast Asia.
Mr. Codron holds an M.B.A., Marketing and Management and B.S., Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), both from U.S. International University, San Diego, California.
Jeffrey Bigger brings over 40 years’ experience in process engineering, technology development, engineering management and construction management in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries.
Most recently, he was Sr. Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Business Development Manager of Syntroleum Corporation (2000-2014) developing proprietary improvements to Fisher-Tropsch technology. He was responsible for forming Dynamic Fuels, a joint venture between Syntroleum and Tyson Foods, which built a $150 million facility to process animal fats, greases and vegetable oils into diesel using Syntroleum’s technologies.
Prior to Syntroleum, Mr. Bigger was Technology Manager and Facility Engineering Manager of ARCO (1978-2000), rising through the ranks and achieving a sterling track record of delivering process engineering solutions and constructing new facilities safely, on time and on budget.
From 1997-2000, he founded and led ARCO’s GTL team; designing, constructing and operating a world- class GTL technology demonstration facility to prove the technology.
Mr. Bigger holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Mr. Ian Hogg brings more than 30 years of experience as a senior finance and accounting professional in the oil and gas industry. His career has focused on major project completions and international operations for a variety of both publicly held and private companies.
Mr. Hogg began his oil and gas career with ARCO (1987-2000) where he held roles in both the internal Audit and the International Divisions, becoming the Regional Finance Manager, West Africa. More recently (2005-2008), he held both finance and administration responsibilities for Woodside Energy’s offshore project in Mauritania (a $2.2 billion investment); a controllership role for a private equity-backed offshore operation in Indonesia and from 2013-2016 held audit and governance oversight responsibilities for InterOil Corporation, as they re-focused their strategic plans and operations following the world-class Elk-Antelope gas discovery in Papua New Guinea.
Mr. Hogg is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Accounting & Financial Administration from the University of Sheffield, England.