Victoria Oil and Gas has announced the appointment of John Scott, 54, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, with immediate effect. Scott has undergraduate and post graduate engineering degrees, and initially trained with Royal Dutch Shell before furthering his education with an MBA from the London Business School. He has more than 30 years’ experience of upstream and downstream oil and gas operations both in industry and in energy banking. Scott previously served in technical and senior commercial roles with the British National Oil Company and Halliburton. He has also has held various investment banking roles with Citigroup, Standard Bank and ABN Amro. The new helmsman has extensive corporate finance and transactional experience in West Africa and Russia and has established strong business relationships within these regions. He was a founder of Toronto Venture Exchange-listed Exile Resources Inc, a West African oil and gas exploration company that merged with OandoPlc, a Nigerian oil producer. In Russia, Mr Scott has completed several high profile oil and gas transactions including the acquisition and disposal of gas assets during his time as an energy investment banker and as a Regional Director of Halliburton. Mr Scott joins VOG from Indus Gas Plc (“Indus”), one of the largest oil and gas companies by market capitalisation on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.