John Zahary is a Professional Engineer with extensive senior management experience. He graduated with a M.Phil in Management Studies degree from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calgary. His experience includes upstream oil and gas companies involved in heavy oil, oilsands, light and medium oil and natural gas production as well as companies with downstream, refining, marketing and midstream assets.
He has worked in technical, financial and corporate leadership roles including serving as President & CEO of Viking Energy, Harvest Energy, Petrovera Resources and Sunshine Oilsands. Corporate experience includes publicly traded companies listed in Canada, USA and Hong Kong as well as private companies and international companies with an interest in the Canadian oil and gas upstream industry, infrastructure development and purchasing commodities for export to markets with growing demand like Asia.
Outside involvements include Board of Director positions with a number of private and public companies & volunteer organizations including Frog Lake Energy, an oil company owned by Frog Lake First Nation with significant working interest production of heavy oil.