Linn promoted to CEO at Rock Oil

On Feb. 23, Sydney, Australia-based Roc Oil Co. Ltd. promoted Alan Linn as chief executive officer (CEO).

Linn joined ROC in January 2008 as Asset Manager - Africa and in October 2008 was appointed chief operating officer (COO). Linn was appointed as acting chief executive officer in October 2010.

Prior to Roc Oil, he served as operations director for African Arabian Petroleum, a privately owned E&P company headquartered in Dubai where he was responsible for building the operational capacity of the Africa focused E&P business. 

Linn spent 15 years working with ExxonMobil in both downstream and upstream assignments in the UK and USA before moving into the independent E&P oil sector working internationally for LASMO, Cairn Energy and Tullow in senior operational and business management roles. 

Linn is a chartered chemical engineer with 30 years of international upstream and downstream oil sector experience in operational, development, exploration, joint venture management and commercial roles.



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