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GRAHAM LYON

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Graham has over 30 years broad international experience in the petroleum industry at senior technical and executive levels in substantial businesses such as Petro-Canada,  Shell and the E.On group of companies. After qualifying in Petroleum Engineer at London's Imperial College he undertook a wide range of technical roles including appraisal, drilling, reservoir engineering, development, production and asset management. Thereafter he moved into Company Leadership, combining General Management, Strategy and Commercial roles with his proven technical skills. Graham has held positions as Chairman, CEO, Executive Director, Non-Executive Director and Advisor in both public and private entities. 

 

Graham provides non-executive board expertise including technical direction, strategy, governance, stakeholder engagement and executive challenge. Provision of advisory services to listed and Public or Privately held businesses both nationally and internationally. Strong delivery on growth strategy, restructuring, balance sheet repair, funding, P&L bottom line delivery, mergers and acquisitions, private to public transactions and fit for purpose corporate governance.

Email gvl@soncer.co.uk

Telephone +44 740 183018

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Graham is one of the best “door openers” in the business. He has an extensive global network of contacts throughout the energy space at every level. He is energetic and innovative in his thinking and is 100% comfortable dealing with technical, financial and commercial issues. Always kept his team on their toes. Displays an absolute “can-do” attitude with the intellect and drive to deliver success

Senior Director M&A advisory boutique     

SIMON BINKS

ASSOCIATE

Simon Binks is a Commercial/Business Development Director with extensive experience in the gas industry of managing multi-disciplined teams from deal origination, through structuring to completion. He has extensive gas commercialisation experience with transactional expertise negotiating commercial contracts along the full supply chainAs well as a broad International knowledge base in the E&P sector from upstream to end markets. With over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, Simon has extensive experience integrating project, financial and Governmental stakeholders.

He is a UK qualified lawyer.

  • Commercial lead for development of fully integrated gas to power projects – project structuring, commercial and project finance alignment, risk allocation/management.

  • Developed business strategy for gas to power projects in Caribbean, Middle East and Sri Lanka based on LNG and/or CNG; developed business models for import market

  • Commercial lead on a $3billion gas to power project from Trinidad to Puerto Rico developed through world’s first major marine CNG application

  • Commercial lead in negotiations with Gazprom (Baltic LNG and Shtokman) for supply of LNG to Canada

  • Managed multi-disciplined team comprising commercial, legal, finance and tax functions during negotiations of complex contractual arrangements

  • Initiated and managed major stakeholder programs internally and externally at Board level, with Government agencies and public media

KAMAL PERERA

ASSOCIATE | ASIA

Kamal Perera is an experienced business leader who services Soncer operations in Asia from the Sri Lanka office.

He is a highly experienced counter terrorism operative in the region.

 

Kamal has held senior management roles in several security organisations in Asia.

He is a representative for several international business organisations.

PAUL STOCK

ASSOCIATE

Paul Stock is an international lawyer with extensive experience in transactions in the energy industry across the oil, gas and electricity industries and the telecommunications industry. He has worked in the upstream industry for private and national oil companies and has worked in private practice in three global top 50 law firms representing individuals, bank, corporations and state companies.

 

Paul's specialisms include corporate representation, structured and project finance, and the acquisition and sale of assets and shares. He has practised for 30 years and is execution focussed. He is a UK qualified lawyer.

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