Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ryabov joined Serinus Energy Plc in March 2023 as Group Financial Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in September 2023. Mr. Ryabov started his career in public practice with Deloitte CIS in 2001 where he qualified as an accountant and in November 2007 moved to Deloitte UK in London. Mr. Ryabov’s experience is spanning a variety of sectors including over nine-year tenure in public practice with Deloitte and over twelve years in the natural resources sector for oil & gas exploration and production operations in emerging markets, followed by most recent finance director role in the Saudi investment company, all contributing to his development into experienced finance professional.
Mr. Ryabov has a Master’s degree in Finance and Banking as well as Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the Tashkent State University of Economics.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Morrison has over 35 years of oil and gas industry operational experience in numerous senior management roles. Early in his career he worked as a Petroleum and Reservoir Engineer with BP Research, British Gas, Sun Oil and Oryx Energy UK prior to joining Premier Oil in 1997. At Premier, Mr. Morrison assumed a variety of technical and management positions such as Chief Petroleum Engineer, Business Development Manager and Exploration Manager in corporate roles and business units such as the Middle East and Falkland Islands.
Mr. Morrison has a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, both from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh).
Vice President, External Relations & Strategy
Mr. Brackman has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, both in the public and private sector. He started his career working for the Department of Natural Resources of the Government of Canada, before moving to a senior position in the Minerals, Oil & Gas Division of the Government of the Northwest Territories. In 2003, Mr. Brackman moved to London, UK, to join PetroKazakhstan Inc. as Director of Government Relations. In this position he developed and implemented strategies to reduce the company’s surface risk. Following the sale of PetroKazakhstan to CNPC in 2005, Mr. Brackman moved back to Canada and started a successful consulting practice, providing expert advice to various international companies and governments. In December 2016, he joined Serinus in his current role, working with the company’s management team and business units to develop and implement the Group’s exploration and development strategies and oversee government and stakeholder relations.
Mr. Brackman has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.
President, Serinus Energy Romania S.A.
Ms. Damascan has been with Serinus Energy Romania since 2008 and as a senior executive with expertise in all areas of the global oil and gas industry. Ms. Damascan has been an integral piece to bringing the Romanian assets from the exploration phase to production in 2019. Prior to joining Serinus, Ms. Damascan was a partner in a medium size Romanian company which handled technical and legal translations and language interpretation for different journals and professional magazines.
Ms. Damascan graduated from the Oil and Gas Institute as a Petroleum Engineer. Ms. Damascan also has a degree in Political Economics, an MBA in Business Transactions from the Academy of Economic Studies, a Law Degree and LLM in Oil and Gas International Arbitration from the Romanian-American University, and an MBA in Oil & Gas from the Oil and Gas Institute in Ploiesti, Romania. As well, Ms. Damascan has a PhD in Gas Transportation from the Oil and Gas University from Romania.
Haithem Ben Hassen
President, Serinus Energy Tunisia B.V.
Mr. Ben Hassen joined Serinus Energy Tunisia B.V. in November 2014 as a Senior Project Engineer and was then promoted to Project Manager in May 2015. In January 2018, he was promoted to President of Serinus Energy Tunisia B.V. He has been responsible for the completion of numerous capital projects undertaken by Serinus Energy Tunisia B.V. He was also appointed to handle the technical aspect of the Moftinu Development Project in Romania.
Mr. Ben Hassen has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as power plants and renewable energies. He has a very well-rounded breadth of knowledge including; project management, engineering, construction, completions, handover and closeout and operating, contract review, business plan development and budgeting and forecasting.
Mr. Ben Hassen has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the École Polytechnique of Montréal in Canada.