Board of Directors


Tariq Al Barwani  

Tariq Al Barwani

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tariq Al Barwani  joined the Board in May 2016. He was elected as Chairman of the Board in January 2018.

Mr. Tariq Al Barwani is a director and shareholder of MB Holding Company LLC, Chief Executive Officer of Mawarid Mining LLC (“Mawarid”) and the Managing Director of MB Petroleum Services (“MBPS”) both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of MB Holding Company.

Mawarid was established to explore and develop mining opportunities in the Sultanate of Oman and has more recently made substantial investments in international exploration and development projects in Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, Iran and Namibia. MBPS has become one of the largest oilfield services companies in the Middle East. The MB Petroleum group has a presence in more than 15 countries, with offices in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

Mr. Barwani has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Imperial College, UK and a Masters in Business Administration specialising in strategy and leadership from McGill University in Canada.

 Michael Johnston  

Glenn Withers

Managing Director and CFO

Mr. Glenn Withers joined the Company in October 2016 as Financial Controller and Acting Financial Officer. He was made Managing Director in April 2019. He has 20 years experience in finance, initially in Investment Banking, with the last 6 years in senior finance positions in oil and gas, drilling and resource companies with the MB Group. Mr. Withers has a bachelor of commerce from the Univeristy of South Africa, an MBA from Oxford Brookes and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).