Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Oilex Ld LSE:OEX London Ordinary Share AU000000OEX8 ORD NPV
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.005 -2.56% 0.19 0.18 0.20 0.195 0.185 0.195 38,278,980 12:33:47
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Oil & Gas Producers 0.0 -3.3 -0.1 - 11

Oilex Ltd Appointment of New CEO & Director

16/06/2021 8:30am

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Oilex Ltd

16 June 2021

ASX-RNS Announcement

16 June 2021



Appointment of New CEO & Director

Oilex Ltd (Oilex or the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Wessel as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the Company, effective 16 June 2021. Roland's appointment is a significant addition to the Oilex senior management team, and the Board of Directors believe he will play an instrumental role in leading the Company through a new and ambitious growth phase.

Roland is a geologist with 45 years' experience in all of the world's major oil and gas regions. Roland founded and built Star Energy, the UK onshore operator of 25 oil and gas fields, through to its listing on AIM in 2004 and its sale to Petronas in 2008. During its evolution, Star Energy grew rapidly through acquisitions and diversification, culminating in it becoming a major gas storage developer and operator. Throughout his career, Roland has founded and managed a drilling services company and has developed and patented several key oilfied technologies. He has extensive experience in both project and corporate management. Roland aims to bring further growth and innovation to Oilex with an initial emphasis on generating strong cash flows from the Company's Cambay gas field and expanding Oilex's UK interests.

Roland and the Board believe in the crucial ongoing role that natural gas will play in the energy transition as part of a mix of energy sources required over the next 30 years. Roland will seek to transform Oilex into a carbon-neutral company with carbon capture and storage (CCS) being one future area of focus.

Joe Salomon, the current Managing Director and interim Chairman, will assume the position of Executive Chairman for an interim period before moving to a Non-Executive Chairman role, concurrent to Roland Wessel's appointment, thus providing continuity for the Company's projects in India and the UK. Joe and Roland are supported on the Board by a CFO, and two independent Non-Executive Directors.

Oilex's Managing Director, Mr Joe Salomon, said: "We are very pleased that Roland has joined Oilex to lead the Company through the next phase of its development. Roland's background is a perfect fit to take the Company forward in its key operational areas and his breadth of experience brings additional capabilities to the Company. I look forward to working closely with Roland as we move into a new exciting phase of Oilex's growth."

Additional Information on Mr Roland Wessel, aged 68

The following additional information is provided in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two to the AIM Rules for Companies:

 Current Directorships or Partnerships   Directorships or Partnerships 
  Held                                    held within 5 Years 
 Trans European Oil & Gas Ltd            CMR Energy Limited 
 Innova Drilling & Intervention          Irminio Srl 
                                         JSB Sicilia Srl 
                                         MR Italia LLC 
                                         Wessel Services Limited 

Mr Wessel does not currently hold any shares, or an interest over shares, in the Company.

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule Two to the AIM Rules for Companies.

For and on behalf of Oilex Ltd

Joe Salomon

Managing Director

For further information, please contact:

 Investor Enquires            AIM Broker                    AIM Nominated                  Media Enquires 
  Oilex Ltd                   Novum Securities              Adviser                        (UK) 
  Joe Salomon                 B roker                       Strand Hanson                  Vigo Consulting 
  Managing Director           Colin Rowbury                 Limited                        Investor Relations 
  Email:   Email:                        Nominated Adviser              Patrick d'Ancona/Chris 
  Tel: +61 8 9485      Rory Murphy/Ritchie            McMahon 
  3200                        m                             Balmer                         Email: 
  Australia                   Tel: +44 20                   Email:                         patrick.dancona@vigoconsult 
                              7399 9427            
                              UK                            Tel: +44 20 7409               chris.mcmahon@vvigoconsulti 
                                                            UK                             Tel:+ 44 20 7390 
                                                                                           0230 UK 


This summary below sets out the key terms and conditions of the executive employment agreement (Agreement) between Mr Roland Wessel and Oilex Ltd.

Commencement of employment and appointment

Mr Wessel's employment with Oilex is effective from 16 June 2021.


Mr Wessel is an Chief Executive officer and Director of the Company.


The appointment shall continue until terminated by either party.


Mr Wessel's Fixed Annual Remuneration (FAR) is GBP150,000 per annum, plus a contribution of 5% of annual salary to a qualifying pension fund.


Mr Wessel may resign by giving Oilex 3 months' written notice. The Company may terminate Mr Wessel's employment by giving 3 months' written notice.

Restraint Clauses

Mr Wessel is restrained from engaging in competitive business with the Company, or soliciting clients, employees or contractors from the Company, during his employment and for 12 months thereafter.

Confidentiality Provisions

Standard confidentiality provisions apply.

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