The members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee are briefly presented in the section below.

Member of the Board

President & CEO
Mr. António de Sousa
Mr. António de Sousa graduated in 1998 with a BS in Mining Engineering, from ITB, Bandung, Indonesia, Specialization in Rock Mechanics and in 2007 with an MSc of Petroleum Engineering, from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, with Specialization in Reservoir Engineering/Simulation. Mr. Sousa has a long career with more than 20 years of experience in the field of oil & gas and specialization skills in reservoir engineering/simulation, geomechanics, management, politics and advocacy. He held a position as Reservoir/Simulation Engineer, in North Sea Non Operated Assets, Subsurface Department, Premier Oil Plc, Aberdeen in Scotland, UK. Mr. Sousa served as Timor-Leste’s Commissioner for the JPDA and Timor-Leste’s Greater Sunrise Commissioner, between the period 2007 – 2018. Shortly after TIMOR GAP establishment in 2011, he was nominated Board Member of the company, and afterwards indicated as Vice-President in September 2014. In July 2020, Mr. Sousa was appointed President & CEO of TIMOR GAP.

Member of the Board
Mr. Gabriel Aparicio
Mr. Gabriel Aparicio gained is BSc in Geology from Institute of Technology of Adhi Tama Surabaya (ITATS) and his master degree graduated from University of Evora, Portugal with major in Geosciences, in 2009. Mr. Aparicio has one year of experience as Head of the Laboratory of the Secretary of State for Natural Resources (SERN Timor-Leste) and more than eight years as university lecturer and Head of Department of Geology and Petroleum at the Timor Lorosa'e National University. In 2020, Mr. Aparicio assumed the role of President of the Institute of Petroleum and Geology – Public Institute.

Member of the Board
Mr. Amandio Soares
Mr. Amandio Soares graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Petroleum Geology, specialisation in Facies Analysis (Basin Analysis), from the Padjadaran University, Bandung, Indonesia. Mr. Soares has more than 20 years working in the oil and gas sector, holding an extensive career within the Ministry with supervision power over the petroleum activities, as a Director for several National Directorates, Senior Geologist and Advisor. Previously, Mr. Amandio Soares performed the role as a Senior Geologist at the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, being later appointed Senior Advisor to Minister of Petroleum and Minerals. Mr. Soares joined TIMOR GAP in August 2020 as a Member of the Board of Directors and as Principal Advisor and Government Relation for the company.

Vice President & Managing Directors,

Mr. José da Conceição
Mr. José da Conceição holds a Master Degree (LLM) in International Petroleum Law & Policy, from Center for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. He also holds another Master Degree (MDip) in area of International Business Law from London College, United Kingdom. In 2011, Mr. José graduated with BA Degree in Commercial Law and and in 2010 he obtained BTEC of HND in Law from Solent Business School, Southampton Solent University, UK. In 2008, Mr. José completed Advance study for National VQ in Motor Vehicle engineering at Southampton City College in United Kingdom. Mr. José has an extensive work experience, including approximately 8 years as the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) and Legal Analyst for Timor-Leste Joint Commissioners for JPDA and Sunrise Commission under the former President & CEO of TIMOR GAP. Mr. José also worked for almost 9 years for various companies in the United Kingdom and he was also a part-time lecturer for the final year of undergraduate students in area of International Marketing and International Trade at Dili Institute of Business (IOB). In July, 2020, Mr. José was appointed Vice-President of TIMOR GAP.

Managing Director - Downstream Business Unit
Mr. Francelino Boavida
Mr. Francelino Boavida graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business, Major in International Business with Minor in Applied Marketing from University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. He received an Excellence Award on Export Plan Development for an Australian Tank Liner Company during his final year of Study. Mr. Boavida has several years of working experience with Donor Organisations, such as, Work Bank - GTZ and USAID. He worked as Business Trainer and Marketing Specialist during six (6) years and later served as short term Business Development Consultant with DAI contractor of USAID’s Private Sector Development Project. Mr. Francelino Boavida joined TIMOR GAP in 2012, as a Junior Chartering Analyst, professionally progressing steadily through the years within the company. Mr. Boavida became Trading and Marine Chartering Team Leader in 2014, and Business & Trading Manager in 2016. He assumed the role of Deputy Managing Director of the South Horizon Offshore Services, Lda., successful leading the joint venture company to win the Bayu-Undan Topside Engineering Contract. Mr. Boavida become a Managing Director of the Downstream Business Unit and a Board Member of TIMOR GAP in 2020.

Managing Director - Upstream Business Unit
Mr. José Tilman
Mr. José Tilman holds a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering specialized in reservoir engineering, University of Stavanger, UiS – Norway. Mr. Tilman has over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and more than 9 years of experience in operating offshore production equipment, particularly dehydration and cold processes equipment, wellhead equipment and fractionation plant. He worked has mechanical operations technician, from 2003 to 2005, and as production technician, from 2005 to 2009, in the Bayu-Undan Recycle Project, in the Timor Sea. Mr. Tilman joined TIMOR GAP in 2012 and he has more than 9 years working for Exploration & Production (Upstream sector) of the company. Previous main roles with TIMOR GAP including leading and supervising teams of Drilling, Development & Reservoir Management and Business Support departments of E&P Unit. Other role is performing reservoir studies for Bayu-Undan and Greater Sunrise fields, located in Timor Sea, on how to optimize development scenario for Greater Sunrise field as well as Bayu-Undan field post Production Sharing Contract (PSC) 2022 as part of resources management and optimization strategy. Currently, Mr. José Tilman holds the position of Managing Director for Upstream Business Unit, managing, leading, supervising and coordinating all upstream projects for the company.

Managing Director - Tasi Mane Project
Mr. Francisco Ferreira
Mr. Francisco Ferreira holds a Diploma of Petroleum Engineering, from the Central Institute of Technology, Western Australia and a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering, from the Dili Institute of Technology.. Mr. Ferreira has been working in the Oil and Gas public institution sector for more than 15 years. During the period of 10 years, he mostly worked as an onshore Oil and Gas officer with the role and responsibility was to identify and mapped all the Oil and Gas seeps in the onshore area, also taking part on the first onshore seismic survey; took part with Universities and International Oil Company in the onshore Geological, Geophysical field survey covering the entire Timor Island, and has experience working with ANPM (Minerals and Petroleum National Authority), as a Downstream Analyst, with the role and responsibility was to assist the Downstream Director in order to prepare the guideline as well identify the downstream business opportunity in order to stabilize the regulation related to the downstream activities. Mr. Francisco Ferreira has more than 8 years working closely with Tasi Mane Project as GIS analyst with the role and responsibilities of mapping all the south coast project site, leading the Interministerial team to conduct the socialization, lands and properties identification, data collection and analysis, data publication and contract signature for the lands and properties affected by the project. In August 2020, Mr. Francisco Ferreira was appointed Managing Director for the Tasi Mane Project Unit of TIMOR GAP.


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