Board of Directors

Aleksandr Blyumkin, co-Founder and chairman of Petroteq Energy Inc., has a wide range of experience in the energy industry.  After achieving significant success in downstream operations on several energy projects in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and the U.S., he recognized a worldwide need for a safe, environment-friendly oil sands extraction technology.  After many years of technology research, Alex and his team discovered the origins of what is now Petroteq’s groundbreaking extraction technology.  With his vision in seeing the tremendous potential of a safe oil sands extraction technology, he was the key figure in providing significant funding to further develop Petroteq’s extraction technology. After four years of improvements and enhancements to create today’s version of Petroteq extraction technology, it is now being deployed on the Company’s lease location in Asphalt Ridge, Utah. Blyumkin has now focused his interests in oil sands lease development opportunities in the U.S. 

Based at the Company's offices in Century City, California, Mr. Blyumkin is currently involved in acquiring additional oil sands leases in Utah for the Company's resource portfolio, with a keen interest in lease development with long-term revenue stream potential. He will play an instrumental role in deploying Petroteq's proprietary oil sands technology for licensing and joint venture opportunities, as well as devising an operational plan for Petroteq’s oil production. Blyumkin acts as a liaison between Petroteq's operational personnel, its geologic team and its environmental consultants through the various permit stages prior to coming on-stream with Petroteq’s growing Utah oil production in the future.

David Sealock is a highly accomplished, results driven senior executive leader with over 26 years of strategic management and business/digital transformation leadership. He has a track record of building high-performing teams with a strong focus on setting corporate strategy, executing for results, leading teams, galvanizing relationships, connecting corporate activities and translating ideas into action. Prior to joining Petroteq, Mr. Sealock served as President of Autus Ventures, where he established equity financing processes for startup and intermediate oil and gas companies and managed strategic planning and portfolio optimization. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research & Development at Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC), a Canadian hydrocarbon industry association that serves as a neutral non-profit facilitator of collaborative R&D and technology development. There he managed the coordination and services to facilitate the implementation of specific methane related projects. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Sealock served as President and COO of Sulvaris. During his tenure at Sulvaris, he collaborated to deliver equity financing and JV financing to recommence project construction.

From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Sealock was the EVP of Sunshine Oilsands, and was promoted to President & CEO (Interim) from 2013 to 2014, where he managed daily operations for: Engineering, construction, technology, operations, regulatory, human resources, investor relations, health, safety & environment, marketing, supply chain management, IT & systems, and corporate governance. From 2007-2008 he served as vice president of MegaWest Energy Corp. (now Gravis Energy) and prior to that he was Senior Manager of Total E&P (formerly Deer Creek Energy, Ltd.), where he was charged with leading a large scale business & digital transformation to integrate Deer Creek Energy's technology infrastructure into Total's enterprise-wide global infrastructure. Mr. Sealock holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and is a Registered Engineering Technologist with ASET.

Dr. Bailey has over 50 years of experience in the international petroleum industry in all sectors, both upstream and downstream with specific Middle East skills and U.S. onshore/offshore sectors.  Mr. Bailey is a current President and Director of Petroteq Energy, Inc. as well as its former CEO, he also serves an advisor to Petroteq’s Petrobloq project. He is currently the Chairman of Bailey Petroleum, LLC, a consulting firm for major oil and gas exploration and development corporations.  In addition, Bailey is Chief Operating Officer of Indoklanicsa, Nicaragua; Vice Chairman, Trinity Energy Group, Inc., former Chairman of American Impact Energy and former CEO of American Dakota Refinery, LLC.  Dr. Bailey is retired from Exxon, lastly as President, Arabian Gulf.  During his Exxon career, he also served as the Assistant General Manager, Administration & Commercial, Abu Dhabi Onshore Oil Company; Operations Manager, Qatar General Petroleum Corp., Dukhan Operations and the Operations Manager, Qatar General Petroleum Corp., Umm Said Operations.  He was also the Operations Superintendent, Exxon Lago Oil, Aruba and has spent time in Libya as Operations Superintendent for Esso Standard, Libya, Brega, with experience in LNG and oil field production.  His earlier career included service with Texaco where he gained skills in oil additives and petrochemicals manufacturing.

Dr. Bailey holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, an M.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, a Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California and is a graduate of Engineering Doctoral Studies from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.  Bailey has written many articles, papers and studies on the oil industry, and has been a keynote speaker at many international industry conferences. This includes his address, “The Future of Oil & Gas Developments,” at the Money Show conference “Investing In Oil,” at the FreedomFest Conference. He also has recently appeared on national Chinese television discussing international energy markets.  Bailey is a member of the Middle East Policy Council, Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Robert Dennewald was born in Luxembourg in 1953. After secondary school in Luxembourg he obtained a degree in civil engineering at the University of Liège (B).

In 1979 he joined the Luxembourg-based steel producer ARBED in its Technical Assistance Department. From 1983 until 1986, he took on the responsibility of promoting steel solutions for high-rise buildings in the New York office of ARBED. From 1986 until 1993 he took over the export sales of carbon steel long products in ARBED’s headquarter in Luxembourg.

In 1993 he joined the cement group Ciments Luxembourgeois (Dyckerhoff A.G., Wiesbaden) as a director and took the responsibility of the prefabricated concrete business unit. In 1996 he was appointed President and CEO of Eurobeton S.A., and developed his company’s activities in the North-East of France.

In 2006, together with 4 financial partners, he initiated a MBO/LBO takeover of the Eurobeton Group. Beginning of 2010, through a secondary buy-out, he took a controlling interest in Eurobeton, which is a main supplier of building materials in Luxembourg with its subsidiary Chaux de Contern.

He is a director of ING Luxembourg S.A. and of Redline Capital Partners, the President of investment fund EUREFI S.A. and the angel investor of cleantech company APATEQ and IT company e-Kenz.

Robert Dennewald is chairman of FEDIL – Business Federation Luxembourg since 2006 and a Vice-President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Jean-Pierre Pescatore Charity Foundation. He is married and the father of 4 children.

Since 2008, Mr. Schneider is currently employed as Manager of Corporate Affairs for AgriMarine Holdings Inc., an aquaculture production and technology company which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange – Venture. The company was recently acquired by the Dundee Corporation. His responsibilities include management of legal and regulatory affairs and business development. Previously, Mr. Schneider was a self-employed consultant to various junior public companies focusing on communications and regulatory capacities, and has also spent 15 years as an information technology consultant with a focus on health care.