BOGOTA, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GeoPark Limited (“GeoPark” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GPRK), a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile announced the appointment of Mr. Constantine G. Papadimitriou as a new member of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective May 6, 2018.
Mr. Papadimitriou is a respected and successful international investor and businessman, with more than 30 years of investment experience in global capital markets and in resource and industrial projects. Mr. Papadimitriou was one of the original “friends and family” investors in GeoPark in its early days in 2004.
Mr. Papadimitriou is currently CEO of General Oriental Investments S.A., the Investment Manager of the Cavenham Group of Funds. Previously he was CEO of Cavamont Geneva, where he worked closely with Sir James Goldsmith in his investments and projects. Mr. Papadimitriou was responsible for Treasury Management, the Private Equity Portfolio as well as representing the group on the Boards of associated companies including investments in the oil and gas, mining, real estate and gaming sectors (including Basic Petroleum, a Nasdaq-listed Guatemalan oil and gas company).
Mr. Papadimitriou is also the founding partner of Diorasis International, a company focusing on investments in Greece and the broader Balkans and he also chairs the Greek language school of Geneva and Lausanne. Mr. Papadimitriou holds an Economics and Finance degree from Geneva University and post graduate Diploma in European Studies also from Geneva University. Mr. Papadimitriou is a Swiss national and resident.
Mr. Papadimitriou, said: “I am pleased to be joining GeoPark’s Board of Directors and to support the Company’s exciting expansion. In the 15 years I have followed GeoPark, the Company has consistently performed, grown in value, and steadily moved closer to its ambitious long-term goal of becoming the leading independent in Latin America – the most attractive region for oil and gas investment in the world today.”
Gerald O’Shaughnessy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GeoPark, said: “We are delighted to welcome Constantine Papadimitriou to the Board of Directors. Constantine has been a long-term investor and supporter of GeoPark and his excellent reputation and vast track record in capital markets, including his across the globe investment experience, will strengthen and add new perspectives to our Board."
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