Management Team

Jonathan (Joe) Salomon

(Managing Director and interim chairman)
B APP SC, (Geology), gaicd

Mr Salomon has a Bachelor degree in Applied Science and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, South East Asian Petroleum Exploration Society and has over 32 years’ experience working for upstream energy companies. Mr Salomon has worked for a number of oil & gas companies in various senior positions including General Manager Exploration and New Ventures at Murphy Oil Corporation and Global Head of Geoscience at RISC PL, in addition to a number of executive director roles including Strategic Energy Resources, Norwest Energy and Nido Petroleum. At several times in his career, Mr Salomon has acted as an independent consultant for various oil & gas companies, including New Standard Energy and Pacrim Energy. Joe first worked on Indian projects in 1994 while at Ampolex and since that time has maintained connection with the Indian industry, at various times bidding in India’s exploration and field development rounds and working with Indian companies as joint venture partners, both in India and internationally.

Mark Bolton

(EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and Company Secretary)

Joining Oilex in June 2016, Mr Bolton has worked as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of international resource companies since 2003.  Prior to that he worked with Ernst & Young as an Executive Director in Corporate Finance. In addition to his strengths in the commercial management and financing of resource projects internationally, Mr Bolton has extensive experience in capital and equity markets in a number of jurisdictions including TSX, ASX and AIM. 


BE Chemical Engineering

Appointed in November 2016, Mr Khare is based at Gandhinagar, India and has over 20 years of experience in the petroleum Industry. Mr Khare’s area of expertise include upstream oil and gas, as well as midstream and downstream project implementation and operation. He brings with him rich and diverse experience spanning across Oil & Gas, Refinery, LNG, EOR, Marginal field development & steady state Operation management. Mr Khare originally worked for Oilex as GM Operations & Business Development, and has experience working for various Indian companies including Reliance Petroleum, Enron and Cairn India Ltd.