Soco International director Michael Charles Johns retires
Mr. Johns is a solicitor by profession with more than 35 years’ experience as partner at international law firms. Until his retirement in 2009, he was a partner at Ashurst LLP, where he specialised in a broad range of practice areas including corporate, corporate finance and energy law and was Head of Energy, Transport & Infrastructure.
Mr. Johns was previously a partner at Withers for 13 years and more recently has served as a Director of Aer Lingus Group plc.
Ms. Daryabegui will serve as a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. She is the Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Oil and Gas Team at BNP Paribas in Paris, France. She has extensive experience in oil and gas corporate transactions, including structured financing and reserve based lending facilities, and has advised a wide number of oil companies across the sector.
Prior to joining the Oil and Gas Team in 2006, Ms. Daryabegui worked for 8 years in BNP Paribas' Energy Commodities Export Project Department where she headed the Commodity Structure Finance team for the Middle East, North and West Africa. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, she spent 8 years at TOTAL, working amongst other activities on upstream acquisitions and divestments in Europe and Africa.
Ms. Daryabegui has a Masters degree in Finance and Capital Markets from Sciences Po University, Paris and a Masters in Tax and Corporate Law. ■