Gerald Malone – Chairman and Director
Gerald (Peter Gerald Malone) is Chairman of FluidOil and brings significant executive and investment expertise. A solicitor by profession, he served two terms as a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 1987 and 1992 to 1997, including time as a member of the House of Commons Energy Select Committee, a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) at the Department of Energy, PPS to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, a Government whip from 1986 to 1987 in Margaret Thatcher’s government and Minister for Health in John Major’s government. He has been Scottish editor of The Sunday Times, a presenter of business and current affairs programmes on the BBC and commercial radio and from 1988 to 1991 he was Director of European Affairs at the Energy and Environmental Policy Center at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. Gerald is currently Chairman of Aberdeen Global Income Fund, Inc., (FCO); Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc., (FAX) and the “Aberdeen Funds”; he is on the board of Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund Inc. (IAF) and Aberdeen Asia- Pacific Investment Co. Ltd. He is also on the board of Rejuvenan Global Health, a US healthcare company and Crescent Pharma Ltd, a UK generic drug supplier.
Charles Parker– CEO and Director
Charles has been Chief Executive Officer of FluidOil since founding the business in 2012. He has been instrumental in the growth and financing of the company, drawing on significant international experience in strategic consultancy, venture capital and corporate finance. Prior to FluidOil, Charles spent three years in Private Equity before co-founding a renewable energy focused advisory business, Wellstone Partners. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group and The Parthenon Group, advising FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies with a specialisation in Renewable Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Software and Telecoms. He has a Masters degree in Engineering from Oxford University.
Olav Ellingsen – Chief Technology Officer
Olav is a founder of FluidOil and the inventor of the original technology behind VHTL®. He has served as the Chief Technology Officer since 2012. With a background as an inventor and technical expert, he has over 40 years of international experience in the oil industry. Prior to FluidOil, Olav founded Thermtech A/S, an oil technology company which developed an award-winning technology to clean oil-polluted drill cuttings. In 2007, Thermtech was ranked number one in Deloitte’s Fast Track list of fastest growing revenue technology companies in Norway and in 1994, Olav received Norway’s NITO Technology Prize. He has participated in the Norwegian government’s “Forum for Value Creation” under the leadership of the former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, together with the ministers of oil, energy and finance.