We have assembled an experienced, skilled and committed team capable of evaluating, acquiring, optimizing and operating our unique asset base. From our Board of Directors to each individual employee, we are all dedicated to the ongoing success of Harvest.
MYUNGHUHN YI, President and CEO, Director
Mr. Yi become President and CEO of Harvest Operations in January 2012 and joined Harvest's Board of Directors in November 2010. Prior to joining Harvest's management team, he was Executive Vice President for the Americas Group of KNOC, as well as President of ANKOR E&P Holdings Corporation in the USA. Mr. Yi has 23 years of experience at KNOC and has worked in Domestic Continental Shelf Development, the OVerseas E&P Department and the Ulsan BRanch of the Petroleum Stockpile Department. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering at Seoul National University and Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering in Hanyang University.
CHANG-KOO KANG, Chief Financial Officer. DIRECTOR
Mr. Kang is a corporate financial specialist and currently the Chief Financial Officer at Harvest. Prior thereto, he was the Vice President of KNOC's Finance Management Department and he held the position of Finance Team Senior Manager at KNOC. Mr. Kang has worked on financings for the merger and acquisition of PetroTech Peruana S.A., Peru, Harvest Operations Corp. and Sumble JSC, Kazakhstan. He holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the Pusan National University and graduated with an MBA from Sogang Business School, Sogang University, Korea.
Leslie G. Hogan, Chief operating Officer
Mr. Hogan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Allison University and has over 25 years of progressive experience in the oil and gas industry.
yongseok kim, deputy chief operating officer
Mr. Yongseok(YS) Kim was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Operations in November 2012 and prior thereto, held the position of General Manager, Operations Excellence Team from March 2012. Before joining Harvest, he had over 20 years of upstream oil and gas experience gained in the USA (Houston and New Orleans), Scotland (Aberdeen) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) and has held senior positions in KNOC and its subsidiaries, including the position of VP Engineering at Ankor USA. Mr. Kim holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Inha University in Korea.
Jongwoo Kim, Chief strategy officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Kim holds a Master of Science in Finance graduate degree from the Daniel's College of Business, University of Denver. He has recently been appointed the Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary for Harvest following the completion of the plan of arrangement between Harvest and KNOC on December 22, 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Kim held various positions at the Korea National Oil Corporation over a 17 year period. His previous role with KNOC as Merger and Acquisition Team Leader, New Ventures Department made him instrumental in the successful plan of arrangement between Harvest and KNOC.
Patrick an, Vice President, BLACKGOLD
Mr. An has over 20 years experience in project management, engineering execution of Oil & Gas facilities development projects and operations of the oil & gas production assets including interfacing with commercial, sub-surface, operations groups, liasions with partner and third party operating companies, government regulators and Legislative bodies. Prior to joining Harvest he was Senior Manager of Production Assets in the Middle East & CIS from 2009 to 2011 and BlackGold project from 2007 to 2008 in KNOC. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
gary boukall, vice president, geosciences
Mr. Boukall is a Professional Geologist, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1976) from the University of Calgary. He has held the position of Vice President, Geosciences of Harvest since March 16, 2007, and prior thereto held various senior positions with Harvest from December 2002 to March 2007 including Chief Geologist, Manager of Geology and Manager of Geosciences. Prior to joining Harvest, Mr. Boukall was a Lead Geologist at Burlington Resources Ltd where he was employed from 1987 to 2001.
Phil Reist, Vice President, Controller
Mr. Reist is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BCom degree from the University of Alberta. Mr. Reist was previously the Controller of Harvest from the February 2006 merger of Harvest and Viking Energy Royalty Trust until he was appointed Vice President, Controller of Harvest on March 16, 2007. Previously, he served as the Controller of Viking from September 12, 2005, and was the Vice President, Controller of PennWest Petroleum Ltd. from March 2004 to June 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Reist was Vice President, Finance and Controller of Petrovera Resources and had previously held accounting related positions of increasing responsibility with Gulf Canada Resources Limited.
doug reynolds, vice president, land
richard suffron, vice president, operations
grant ukrainetz, vice president, treasurer
Mr. Ukrainetz joined Harvest as Treasurer in August 2012. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He brings over 20 years of experience within the areas of corporate finance, strategic planning, treasury & banking, risk management, investor relations and financial reporting. Prior to joining Harvest, he served as Treasurer, then Vice President Corporate Development with a junior oil sands company from 2006 to 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. Ukrainetz held progressively senior finance related positions with a senior Canadian producer from 2001 to 2006 and a multi-national oil company from 1994 to 2001. He has also worked in the corporate banking division of a Canadian financial institution and for a public accounting firm.
doug walker, vice president, engineering