Sky Petroleum Inc. (OTCBB: SKPI) has appointed Muriel Dube to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors.
Dube has over 15 years of experience in senior operations, strategic management, investment banking, and the policy development environments globally. Positions held span the public and private sectors, as well as broadcasting and writing, negotiating at the United Nations on technology transfer; advising ministers, and policymakers on complex, politically sensitive issues; building consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders; raising capital and negotiating acquisitions and mergers in large commercial organizations.
Dube is currently engaged at London-based investment bank, Investec Plc. As part of the Specialist Corporate Capital team, her role is to originate financing transactions for acquisition and recapitalization activity in Europe and, more generally, to initiate value generating opportunities for the bank. Prior to joining Investec (April 2009), Dube worked as vice president of strategy at London-based environmental services investment firm SFM.
Before broadening her experience in the private sector, she served as a director in the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. As one of South Africa’s leading environmentalists, Dube has published several articles on sustainable development. On the multilateral front, she has served as chief negotiator for the South African government in major international climate negotiations and as the Africa representative on the United Nations Expert Group on Technology Transfer.
Dube is a former non-executive director of JSE-listed Bidvest (Sept. 2003-Nov. 2012). She currently holds non-executive directorships on the holdings boards of AIM-listed Flourmin Plc, and Enviroserv (the largest waste management company on the African continent). She has also served on the Enviroserv Audit Committee from 2002 until 2008.