Mr John A. Clarke


Founder and President of Clarke Energy Consulting Inc. since 2004. From November 2009 - May 2013, held position as Vice President, Business Development for CGX Energy Inc., a publicly listed, international oil and gas exploration company focused in the Guyana-Suriname Basin. From 2004 to 2009, was a Founder, Director and Executive VP of Candax Energy Inc., an independent, publicly listed, international oil and gas E&P company. Since 2007 he is also Founder and Director of Enviromena Power Systems Inc., a private EPC company focused on solar power generation and based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Over 35 years of international experience in industry and financial services for the energy sector. After 20 years with the Texaco group of companies in exploration and corporate planning, entered the financial services sector as an Oil & Gas Analyst with Deutsche Bank Canada, where he built the Canadian O&G research group and integrated it within the global energy sector platform. Following the exit of Deutsche Bank from the Canadian Equities market, John spent 4 years with smaller, full service, Canadian brokerage boutiques, covering Canadian small cap international E&P companies. Voted by Forbes/Starmine as the top North American Oil & Gas analyst two years running (2003 and 2004).

A positive team-player, determined to contribute to the growth of the company by leveraging exploration, planning, and financial services expertise in the Energy Sector. A proven oil and gas executive with the ability to communicate effectively at the highest levels of government, industry and the financial services sector. Ability to leverage global relationships for Joint Venture, MD&A and advisory services, and to manage road shows and presentations for industry and institutional buy and sell side clients.

John is also a director of a number of public and private companies, including Vena Resources (TSX: VEM), Shoal Point Energy (CNSX: SHP), and Enviromena Power Systems.

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