John Clarke Biography

John Ashley Clarke. Mr. Clarke is President of Clarke Energy Consulting Inc. and has over 50 years of international experience in the energy sector. After two decades of international E&P experience with Texaco, moving from London, to Toronto, Calgary and New York, he ended as a member of Texaco Inc.'s global exploration planning group, based in the New York head office. 

After his return to Canada in 1990, following Imperial Oil’s takeover of Texaco Canada, John developed capital markets experience, over eight years as a Vice President and Senior Oil & Gas Analyst roles with Deutsche Bank and Octagon Capital Corporation. While at Octagon, John was twice ranked top North American Oil & Gas Analyst by Forbes/Starmine in 2003 and 2004. 

Returning to the oil industry, Mr. Clarke was an original founder, Director, and Executive Vice President, of Candax Energy Inc., a TSX listed E&P company with licenses in Tunisia and Madagascar. Mr. Clarke also served as Vice President, Business Development with CGX Energy Inc., a TSX listed company with exploration licenses offshore Guyana, South America.

In 2007, and eager to broaden his energy perspectives, John became a co-founder and director of Enviromena Power Systems, a PV company based in the UAE. Enviromena became the first mover in developing the Middle East/North Africa solar market. The photovoltaic company was sold to UK-based Arjun Infrastructure Partners in 2018.

In mid-2023, John joined the Board of the Critical Minerals Institute (CMI), an international organization for companies and professionals focused on battery materials, technology metals and the use of critical minerals for energy and alternative energy production.

As President of Clarke Energy Consulting Inc., John is helping build relationships over a broad energy spectrum for resources, technologies, companies and equity capital markets.

  John has a BSc in Physics from Birmingham University, and an MSc in Operations Research from Imperial College, London UK. John also has a BA in English from the University of Calgary, Canada, which he is currently using to write a novel.

Career History

Current – Senior Editor Oil and Gas InvestorIntel
2009 – 2013 CGX Energy Inc., Vice President, Business Development
2004 – 2009 Candax Energy Inc., Founder, Executive Vice-President, and Director
2004 - Present Clarke Energy Consulting Inc., President
2001 - 2004 Octagon Capital, Vice-President
2000 - 2001 Northern Securities Inc., Vice-President
1996 - 2000 Deutsche Bank Securities, Vice-President
1992 - 1996 Innovation Management, President
1989 - 1992 Imperial Oil, Manager - Planning
1972 - 1989 Texaco Inc., Coordinator – Corporate Planning