Executive Management

Alfred Sorensen
Chief Executive Officer And Director

Mr. Sorensen is the CEO of Pieridae Energy Limited since its founding in 2012.  He is a chartered accountant and a leader in the energy industry with over 30 years of Canadian and international experience.  Mr. Sorensen served as the CEO of Canadian Spirit Resources from 2013 to 2015. From 2003 to 2010 Mr. Sorensen was the CEO and a founder of Galveston LNG. Galveston LNG’s Kitimat LNG project was the first new liquefaction facility permitted in North America in 40 years and is now owned by Chevron and Woodside Petroleum. Prior to Galveston LNG, he was President of Duke Energy Europe and before that President at Duke Energy Canada.

Darcy Reding
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Reding brings thirty years of energy industry technical and leadership experience to Pieridae. Prior to joining Pieridae in April 2021, Mr. Reding was the Vice President of Operations & Geoscience at NAL Resources Management Ltd., a private exploration and production company with assets in western Canada, until the organization’s strategic combination with Whitecap Resources Inc. Mr. Reding’s experience spans broadly across the upstream and mid-stream energy business and includes health, safety, and environment (HSE),  large drilling and asset acquisition investments, complex hydrocarbon gathering and processing infrastructure, asset optimization and integrity, business strategy development, transformational technology implementation, and data analytics.  Mr. Reding’s prior experience includes small and mid-sized public and private companies including Norcen Energy, Northrock Resources, Samson Exploration, and Enterra Energy Trust.  He is a University of Calgary graduate in Chemical Engineering and is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Yvonne Mcleod
SVP, Drilling, Completions & HSE

Ms. McLeod is a Senior Vice President, Engineering at Pieridae Energy Limited. She was previously employed as a SVP Engineering at Ikkuma Resources Corp, and VP Drilling, Completions & Facilities at Manitok Energy. Ms McLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and started her Engineering career at ExxonMobil. While at Talisman Energy, Yvonne worked as a technical professional and drilling leader in the Alberta/BC Foothills and internationally in Trinidad, Alaska, Peru and Iraq. She is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Thomas Dawson
SVP, Marketing & Business Development

Mr. Dawson has been active in the energy industry for 30 years. He has been involved in the LNG industry for 15 years, including projects in Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Mr. Dawson was one of the principle founders of Galveston LNG. Galveston LNG’s Kitimat LNG project was the first new liquefaction facility permitted in North America in 40 years and is now owned by Chevron and Woodside Petroleum. He has been involved in trading for natural gas, crude oil, electricity and currency markets with several large energy-trading companies from 1992 to 2002. He has served on utility risk management committees of a number of Canadian energy utilities. Mr. Dawson has also sat on the boards of several Canadian junior oil and gas companies.

Andy Mukherjee
SVP, LNG

Mr. Mukherjee is the Senior Vice President LNG at Pieridae Energy Limited. He has 30 + years of experience in executing multi-billion dollar mega projects from FEED, EPC, module fabrication, construction and commissioning. He has executed four major LNG projects: Qatargas LNG, Cameron LNG, INPEX Ichthys LNG and British Gas QCLNG. Previously he was Project Management Consultant at Qatargas, Executive Director at Fluor-Sugarland TX, Construction Manager at Cameron LNG Hackberry Louisiana, Module Engineering and Fabrication Manager at INPEX, Ichthys LNG- Yokohama, Engineering Manager at Bechtel - Houston TX, Project Director at SNC-Lavalin Calgary and Vice President at HQ-SPEC Calgary, He is a graduate in mechanical engineering and a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Board of Directors

Myron A. Tétreault
Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

Mr. Tétreault has been President since 1999 of Calafate Holdings Ltd., a private investment management and venture capital company. Mr. Tétreault serves as the Lead Director of PHX Energy Services Corp. a TSX-listed horizontal and directional drilling company. He is also a co-founder and director of Fitzroy Developments Ltd. (a private real estate company), Northern Vision Development Corp. (a private real estate company) and of Webber Academy Foundation (a non-profit company that operates a private school in Calgary, Alberta). From August 1993 to December 1997, Mr. Tétreault was a corporate and securities lawyer with the law firm Bennett Jones Verchere (now Bennett Jones, LLP).  Mr. Tetreault has over twenty years of experience as a director and officer of numerous companies in the oil & gas and oilfield services sector. Mr. Tétreault obtained his Juris Doctor degree (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1988. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and was a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization for 10 years.

Alfred Sorensen
Chief Executive Officer And Director

Mr. Sorensen is the CEO of Pieridae Energy Limited since its founding in 2012.  He is a chartered accountant and a leader in the energy industry with over 30 years of Canadian and international experience.  Mr. Sorensen served as the CEO of Canadian Spirit Resources from 2013 to 2015. From 2003 to 2010 Mr. Sorensen was the CEO and a founder of Galveston LNG. Galveston LNG’s Kitimat LNG project was the first new liquefaction facility permitted in North America in 40 years and is now owned by Chevron and Woodside Petroleum. Prior to Galveston LNG, he was President of Duke Energy Europe and before that President at Duke Energy Canada.

Charles Boulanger
Director

Mr. Boulanger is the Chief Executive Officer of Leddartech Inc., a private company with a unique, patented solid-state LiDAR technology.  He is also the President of Moody Management Inc., a private investment firm. Mr. Boulanger has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions in several industrial sectors with companies such as Shell Canada, Irving Oil, GSI Environment and Prolab Technologies. In 2008, he was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Unipex SAS, and President of the Active Ingredients and Specialty Chemicals Division of Atrium Innovations (TSX: ATB) from 2004 to 2008. Before joining Atrium, he was the Founder and President of Quebec International (formerly Pôle Quebec Chaudière-Appalaches) further to a partnership with Phenix Capital.  Mr. Boulanger has over fifteen years of experience as a director and officer of numerous companies in the industrial and oil sectors; he currently sits on the boards of Chimie Parachem, Pétrolia and LeddarTech. Mr. Boulanger earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval in 1981 and graduated from the senior management program at the International Center for Research and Studies in Management (CIREM) in 1990.

Andrew Judson
Director

Since 2019, Mr Judson has been a Director of Condor Petroleum, a public Canadian company operating oil and gas developments in Turkey and Kazakhstan. Prior thereto and until November 2019 Andrew was Director and Senior Advisor to Daytona Power Corp, a private company developing Pumped Hydro Storage projects in the SW United States. Prior thereto, and since 2013, Mr Judson was a Managing Director of Camcor Partners Inc., a Private Equity manager focused on the upstream oil and gas industry in the WCSB. Mr Judson has more than 25 years’ experience in Canadian Energy Capital Markets and was a Managing Director with FirstEnergy Capital, an energy focused boutique investment dealer where he was responsible for the Equity Capital Markets group. Mr Judson advised some of the largest institutional investors in Canada, the United States and Europe on energy investments. Mr Judson also currently serves as a Director of The Fraser Institute and Winsport.

Kjell Pedersen
Director

A native of Norway, Mr. Pedersen has 40 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and production in Europe and North America. Mr. Pedersen was Director of Det Norske Oljeselskap AS from 2015 until 2016. Prior thereto, he was Chairman of Aibel AS from April 2013 until March 2015 and CEO of Petoro AS from 2001 until 2013. Petoro is owned by the Norwegian government and manages over 1,000,000 barrels per day on behalf of the people of Norway. He began his career as a drilling engineer with Exxon Mobil and has held various management positions at Esso and ExxonMobil in Norway, the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Charle Gamba
Director

Mr. Gamba is currently president and chief executive officer of Canacol Energy Ltd. which he founded in 2008. He has held a variety of technical and management roles with major and mid-sized international oil companies, with the majority of his professional career focused on exploration and production in South America. Prior to Canacol, Mr. Gamba was vice president of exploration for Occidental Oil & Gas Company based in Bogota, Colombia. In his eight years with Occidental, he has lived and worked in Ecuador, Qatar, Colombia and the United States, working in a variety of technical and management roles. Mr. Gamba has also worked for Alberta Energy Company in Argentina and Ecuador, and for Canadian Occidental in Indonesia, Australia and Canada. He started his career as a geologist with Imperial Oil in Calgary and holds an MSc and PhD in Geology. 

Mark Horrox
Director

Mr. Horrox is a principal at Third Eye Capital ("TEC"). He has 20 years of global experience investing in companies undergoing change or growth. His responsibilities at TEC include advancing the firm's investment activities in the Canadian energy market. Mr. Horrox is the Director of Erikson National Energy Inc., a portfolio company of TEC, and is a director of other TEC-backed resource companies. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School.

Kiren Singh
Director

Ms. Singh is a financial executive and corporate director. She served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Risk Management and Treasurer during her 30-year career in the energy sector where she led more than $4.5B of corporate financings and $11B of global project financings and insurance programs representing privately held and publicly traded Canadian (TSX) and US (NYSE) corporations including Gibson Energy Inc., OPTI Canada Inc., Value Creation Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation and Mobil Corporation. Ms. Singh serves on the boards of Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc. (Chair, Finance and Risk Committee); Agriculture Financial Services Corp. (Audit and Risk Committees); and, Travel Alberta (Chair, Audit and Finance Committee). She holds an MBA and Bachelor of Commerce (University of Calgary); and a CFA (CFA Institute), CRM (Global Risk Management Institute) and ICD.D (University of Toronto).