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Board of Directors

The long-term success of the Company is the collective responsibility of the Board. 

The Board is the custodian of the Company’s values, its long‑term vision and provides strategic direction and guidance for the Company in order to deliver long-term shareholder value.

Amjad Bseisu

Chief Executive

Committees: Governance and Nomination 
Appointed: 22 February 2010

Key strengths and experience

  • Extensive energy industry and leadership experience

Amjad worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company (‘ARCO’) from 1984 to 1998, eventually becoming president of ARCO Petroleum Ventures. In 1998, he founded and was the chief executive of Petrofac Resources International Limited which merged into Petrofac PLC in 2003. In 2010, Amjad formed EnQuest PLC, having previously been a founding non-executive chairman of Serica Energy plc and a founding partner of Stratic Energy Corporation. Amjad was British Business Ambassador for Energy from 2013 to 2015.

Principal external appointments

Chairman of the independent energy community for the World Economic Forum since 2016. Director of The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundations since 2011.

Gareth Penny

Non-Executive Chairman

Committees: Governance and Nomination (Chair) and Remuneration and Social Responsibility
Appointed: 6 December 2022

Key strengths and experience

  • A wealth of board-level and extractive industry experience

Gareth has chaired a number of public and private boards. He is currently chairman of Ninety one Plc and Ltd, having previously been chairman of Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s largest diversified mining and metals company. Gareth also served on the board of Julius Baer Group for 12 years. Gareth has extensive experience in extractive industries, having spent 22 years with De Beers and Anglo American, the last five of which he was group chief executive officer of De Beers.

Principal external appointments

Chairman of Ninety One Plc and Ltd.


Salman Malik

CEO Veri Energy

Appointed: 1 February 2024

Key strengths and experience

  • Corporate strategy, investment management, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience across the energy value chain
  • Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder


Salman joined EnQuest in 2013 and took on the position of CEO Veri Energy on 1 February 2024 having been responsible for the Group’s strategy, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. His most recent position prior to his appointment as CEO Veri Energy was Managing Director, Infrastructure and New Energy and Group Chief Financial Officer. He has extensive experience in structured finance, acquisitions, post-acquisition management and divestitures across the energy value chain. He has also held several positions in the private equity and investment banking industry.

Farina Khan

Senior Independent Director

Committees: Audit (Chair) and Remuneration and Social Responsibility
Appointed: 1 November 2020

Key strengths and experience

  • Strong energy industry and financial experience, as well as deep insights into Malaysia

Farina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She started her career in 1994 with Coopers & Lybrand, Australia, before returning to Malaysia in 1997 to join PETRONAS where she held various senior positions. Farina was chief financial officer of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd, one of the largest subsidiaries of PETRONAS with operations in over 20 countries and has also been Chief Financial Officer at PETRONAS Exploration and Production. From 2013, Farina was the Chief Financial Officer of PETRONAS Chemical Group Berhad, the largest listed entity of PETRONAS. Farina left PETRONAS in 2015 to pursue non-executive opportunities.

Principal external appointments

Senior independent director and member of the board of PETRONAS Gas Berhad. Member of the boards of the following Malaysian listed companies:  KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, AMMB Holdings Berhad and Icon Offshore Berhad. Farina currently sits also on the boards of Ambank Islamic Berhad and KLCC REIT Management Sdn. Bhd.


Rani Koya

Non-Executive Director

Committees: Sustainability (Chair) 
Appointed: 1 January 2022

Key strengths and experience

  • A variety of technical, project management and executive management roles in major energy companies across the globe

Rani has more than 20 years' experience working within large multinational, independent and start-up energy companies. These include Shell International, Hess and Tullow and have involved a variety of technical, project management and executive management roles across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Between 2017 and 2020 Rani was Chief Petroleum Engineer at Tullow. She has led multi-billion dollar projects across the globe from unconventional shales in the US to oil developments in East Africa.

Principal external appointments

CEO of OGL Geothermal Ltd., a geothermal development company focussed on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Trustee for the Oxford Food Hub, Director of South Essex College and the International Women's Forum UK.


Liv Monica Stubholt

Non-Executive Director 

Committees: Audit and Sustainability 
Appointed: 15 February 2021

Key strengths and experience

  • Extensive experience of the energy industry, public policy and governance

Liv Monica has 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer. She started her career as an attorney before becoming political adviser to the Centre Party Finance Parliamentary Group. From 1997, she spent two years as a legal adviser to an industry alliance for private ownership before becoming partner at her original law firm. In 2005, Liv Monica moved back into politics and was Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for two years, followed by two years as Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Liv Monica rejoined the private sector in 2009 and held four top executive industry positions within the Aker Group in Norway including as EVP in the listed EPC contractor Kværner before moving back into law.

Principal external appointments

Partner at the Oslo-based law firm Selmer. Sits on a number of private company boards, industrial boards and academic committees including as chairperson of Hafslund Oslo Celsio (formerly Fortum Oslo Varme AS) and Silex Gas Norway. Member of the board of Vår Energi (listed on the Oslo Børs Main Market).

Michael Borrell

Non-Executive Director 

Committees: Sustainability, Audit and Governance and Nomination
Appointed: 5 September 2023 

Key strengths and experience

  • Substantial global exploration and production experience

Michael is an experienced operator of large-scale Exploration & Production assets, having worked for over 35 years with TotalEnergies, including managing the integration of the Maersk Oil business.  His international career with TotalEnergies has spanned Europe, Asia, North and South America, culminating in his appointment as senior vice president North Sea and Russia, and as Denmark country chair in 2020. 

Michael was a non-executive director of Novatek OAO, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Stock Exchange, between 2015 and 2021.

Principal external appointments