Imara Energy Corp. Appoints Samuel Jonah KBE, OSG as Chairman of Board
VANCOUVER and LONDON, November 6, 2012
VANCOUVER and LONDON, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Imara Energy Corp. ("Imara" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Samuel Jonah KBE, OSG as Chairman of the Board of Directors
of the Company effective November 1, 2012.
Mr. Jonah is currently Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital (Pty) Limited, an
investment holding company in South Africa and serves on the boards of various
public and private companies, including Vodaphone Plc. He previously led
Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 1986,
and was formerly Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a director
of Lonmin Plc and a member of the Advisory Council of the President of the
African Development Bank.
"I am delighted to be joining the Imara Energy board as Chairman and I look
forward to assisting the Company and working with the board and management as
they advance their various African initiatives", commented Mr. Sam Jonah.
He is an adviser to the Presidents of Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Togo and
previously served as advisor to the Presidents and governments of South
Africa. Sam has been recognized for his achievements and received an honorary
knighthood in 2003, conferred on him by Her Majesty, in recognition of his
exceptional achievements in business. This was followed in 2006 by being
awarded Ghana's highest national award, the Companion of the Order of the Star
"Sam Jonah will be an enormous asset as Imara's chairman and we look forward
to the benefit of his considerable experience and deep understanding of
African business as well as his proven expertise in all aspects of corporate
development including exploration, asset acquisition and capital markets
support," said Chris Wright, President and CEO of Imara.
About Imara Energy Corp.
Imara Energy Corp. is a Canadian-based company identifying, exploring and
developing upstream oil and gas opportunities. Imara is focused on building a
diversified energy and production asset portfolio within the extensive and
growing oil and gas regions of Africa. Additional information is available on
the Company website at http://www.imaraenergy.com .
SOURCE: Imara Energy Corp.
For further information:
Mr. Chris Wright, President and CEO Imara Energy Corp. +1 (604) 689-8336
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