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Pierre-Emmanuel Weil

Chairman of the board since May 2016
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Pierre-Emmanuel Weil (born 1981) was elected to chairman of the board of directors, by the AGM on 4 May 2016. He has Major in finance from HEC in Paris and a 2-year law degree from Paris XI university.

In 2009, Pierre-Emmanuel Weil founded Weil Investissement in Paris, which main business is asset allocation and private funds management, wealth mapping and other advisory services. During 2016 the fund Cement Fund was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Weil via Weil Investissement. Beside Weil Investissement, Pierre-Emmanuel Weil is since 2012 a board member and shareholder in Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace.

Pierre-Emmanuel Weil does not personally own any shares in Crown Energy AB, but is responsible for the fund Cement Fund SCSp which holds 63,000,000 ordinary shares of Crown Energy AB.

Pierre-Emmanuel Weil is dependent of the major shareholders but independent versus the company and its management.

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Jean Benaim

Board member since May 2016
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Jean Benaim (born 1947) was elected as board member, by the AGM on 4 May 2016. Jean Benaim studied at Robespierre College and within the section for economics and industrial statistics at Arts et M├ętiers in Paris.

Since 1983, Jean Benaim is active in Intercafo S.A, engaged in international trade in coffee and cocoa, especially from the Ivory Coast.

From 2007 until today, Mr Benaim worked for Sea-Invest, a group with subsidiaries active in both port logistics as the oil service area in several African countries. Jean Benaim has been CEO and President of Sea-Invest in Ivory Coast and Sea-Invest Oil Services, and has been on the board for Sea -Invest Afrique.

Jean Benaim does not own any shares in Crown Energy AB or its subsidiaries.

Jean Benaim is independent of both major shareholders as well as the company and its management.

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Yoav Ben-Eli

Board member since 2016
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Yoav Ben-Eli (born 1970), was elected board member on 12 December 2016.

Yoav Ben-Eli has a BSC in Biological Sciences from Tel Aviv University. In 2000 Yoav Ben-Eli founded ESI Group – Engineering Services International, which operates in Angola. Yoav Ben-Eli has 15 years of experience from CEO and various manager positions in several African countries.

Yoav Ben-Eli owns via his company Ybe Ventures Ltd, 343,817,971 shares in Crown Energy AB.

Yoav Ben-Eli is dependent both of the major shareholders and versus the company and its management.

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Alan Simonian

Board member since 2011
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Alan Simonian (born 1966) received his law degree from Southampton University 1988 and originally qualified as a UK solicitor. Alan Simonian has been involved in Crown Energy since 2011. Alan Simonian’s experience in the oil industry dates back to 1996 when he founded the London-based oil industry technical support services company, Simco Petroleum Management Ltd.

Alan Simonian owns, privately and via family and company, in total 3,429,521 shares in Crown Energy AB.

Alan Simonian is independent of the major shareholders but dependent versus the company and its management.