Rhino Resources has expanded its experienced leadership team with the addition of London-based Chief Financial Officer Rob Tims a 25-year veteran of the oil and gas industry whose experience spans operations, finance, banking and consulting.
“We are excited to welcome Rob, whose deep experience in all aspects of African oil and gas will prove invaluable as we further grow our portfolio in the region,” said Rhino Resources President and CEO Patrick Mulligan.
For the past 10 years, Tims has served as Managing Director with responsibility for Africa at Standard Chartered Bank. In that role, he advised on a number of the continent’s landmark transactions, including Tullow’s sale of part of its Ugandan interests to CNOOC and Total; the sale of Cove Energy to PTTEP; Petrobras’ formation of a joint venture for its African business; and Oando’s first major upstream acquisition of 2 deepwater blocks from Agip.
Previously, as Vice President of Natural Resources with Dresdner Kleinwort, Tims advised Sasol on the financing of the Mozambique South Africa Gas Project and Sonangol on its downstream business. He started his career as a petroleum engineer with Shell before joining Energy Resource Consultants and has also worked as a Business Analyst with British Borneo Oil and Gas.
Tims holds a First Class degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.
Rhino Resources has two offshore blocks in East Africa in the Comoros territorial waters besides other offshore assets in Namibia, two blocks in the AGC Senegal/Guinea-Bissau Cooperation Zone; and two blocks in South Africa.