The effective date of Hong’s appointment is subject to obtaining all necessary immigration approvals, Sunshine said. In the interim, Michael Hibberd, executive vice-chairman, will continue to perform the functions of chief executive officer (OGJ Online, Sept. 2, 2014).
Hong is executive vice-president of Sinopec Canada and has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Hong’s previous positions included work in West Africa, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, and northwest China.
The effective date for Qi’s appointment is Jan. 5, 2015. Qi has 31 years of experience, including 25 in heavy oil and oil sands development, having served as vice-president, reservoir and production engineering, for OSUM Oil Sands Corp. since 2012.