Board of Directors2018-11-01T22:59:23+00:00

Bruce McDonald

Executive Chairman and Director

Bruce McDonald brings more than 25 years of corporate planning, investment banking, advisory and equity research in energy. He was formerly Global Head of Energy Investment Banking for Canaccord Genuity and previous to was Global Head of Energy Research. Mr. McDonald has extensive international energy financing experience including Colombia. Mr. McDonald is the founder of Arrow.

James McFarland


James McFarland is a Professional Engineer with over 45 years of oil and gas industry experience internationally and in Canada, including senior executive roles with Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil and Husky Oil. Previously, Mr. McFarland was the co-founder, President and CEO of Valeura Energy, active in Turkey, and remains a director. Prior to that was co-founder, President and CEO of Verenex Energy, active in Libya. He is also a director of MEG Energy and Pengrowth Energy.

Dominic Dacosta


Dominic Dacosta is a business lawyer with 16 years of experience in energy transactions and management of oil and gas companies. Mr. Dacosta is a board member and advisor to multiple E&P and service companies in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Argentina and former Director of Canacol.

Ravi Sharma


Ravi Sharma is a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the Americas, Middle East, Russia, Australasia and Africa. He was previously Global Petroleum Engineering Manager for BHP Billiton Petroleum. Mr. Sharma also held the position of Worldwide Chief Reservoir Engineer for Occidental Oil and Gas and is currently Chief Operating Officer of Canacol.

Dr. Luis Baena


Dr. Baena is Executive Vice President Business Development and a co-founder of Canacol. He has significant experience in the public and the private sector in Colombia, where he has managed several enterprises and represented CNPC (China) in Colombia. He is a former Director of Canacol.

R. Steven Smith


Mr. Smith brings more than 35 years of business experience, including in excess of 20 years of award-winning investment management experience as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. He started his career in the oil and gas industry in finance with management and executive roles at companies including Canadian Pioneer, Poco Petroleums, Renaissance Energy, and Pan East Petroleum before becoming an equity analyst. Mr. Smith is a CA, CPA and is currently the CFO of Broadview Energy and a Director of Broadview Energy and Karve Energy.