Peter Francis

Peter Francis is the founder and president of Global Energy Consultants, which specializes in providing advice to the oil and gas industry in emerging and developing countries. Mr. Francis completed  30  years  of  service  with  ExxonMobil  in  a  number  of  executive  treasury  and government relations positions in the U.S., Europe and Africa. He has extensive knowledge of working in developing and transition economies; how to influence and build relationships with senior government officials; and developing strategies to support new business entry. He also has extensive knowledge of working with U.S./U.K./Brussels government agencies, multilateral and international financial institutions and NGOs. Mr. Francis was educated at Croydon College, Surrey  and  City  University  Business  School,  London  and  holds  professional  qualifications as Associate and Fellow of the  Chartered Insurance Institute London. He is a member of Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Energy Institute and has served on the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Council,  U.S.-Azerbaijan  Chamber  of  Commerce,  U.S.-Qatar  Business  Council,  U.S.-Angola Business Council and the Corporate Council on Africa. He serves on the advisory boards of: the Gulf of Guinea  Local  Content  Fund,  a  provider  of  equity  capital  to  African  oil  field  service companies; AARD Energy, a South African based engineering company specializing in gas to liquids; and Oracle Energy Corporation, a Canadian TSX listed company focused on exploration and production in Africa.