Dick ter Avest
Business Development Director
Dick ter Avest has over 29 years of E&P experience in asset development, production management and operations, and M&A. Previously held roles include President and COO of Sonoro Energy, Canada (managing technical, commercial and stakeholder development to progress a license in Iraq), and CEO and COO for Advanced Well Technologies, Australia (managing corporate development and projects delivery). Prior to this he worked for Shell for 14 years, as development manager in Australia, head of production technology in the Middle East, and petroleum engineer in Europe. He has held leadership roles in project developments and M&A transactions, of up to $1 billion in value.
Dick has a proven capability to drive results in projects with diverse stakeholders and commercial interests. His strengths derive from combining analytical and commercial skills with team building and relationship management. Dick holds a PhD in physics from the University of Twente.