We have assembled an experienced, skilled and committed team capable of evaluating, acquiring, optimizing and operating our unique asset base. From our Board of Directors to each individual employee, we are all dedicated to the ongoing success of Harvest.
Mr. Byeongil Kim was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer and Director of Harvest in July 2018. Mr. Kim first joined KNOC in 1991, and most recently was KNOC’s Vice President of Harvest Business Department.
Mr. Kim holds a Master of Business Administration, Financial Management and Markets from Arizona State University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Communication from Seoul National University.
Mr. Cheolwoong Choi was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Director of Harvest in May 2018. Mr. Choi joined KNOC in 1996 working in various positions in the Finance and Accounting Departments. Mr. Choi was previously a
Director of Dana Petroleum (UK based subsidiary of KNOC) from November 2014 to May 2018 and served previously as a Director of Harvest from November 2014 to April 2016. Mr. Choi graduated from Chung-Ang University
with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Mr. Causgrove has over 35 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Harvest as Chief Operating Officer, Conventional in November 2017, Mr. Causgrove held senior executive positions at Pengrowth Corporation from 2005 to 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. Causgrove served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SemCAMS, ULC. and also served over 25 years of with Chevron, where he served as Manager of New Growth Opportunities Group and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Central Alberta Midstream and is currently an Independent Director of Serinus Energy Inc. since September 2017. Mr. Causgrove holds Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Mr. Vander Valk has over 20 years of progressive Oil Sands experience and joined Harvest in 2017, with responsibility to develop and operate the BlackGold oil sands assets. Prior to joining Harvest, he worked for Cenovus Energy, developing & operating their industry leading SAGD projects in various leadership positions; most recently as Vice President, Production Systems. Over his career he has also worked on various SAGD pilots and technologies at Gulf Canada Resources, Rio Alto Exploration and Nexen Inc. Mr. Vander Valk has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA and received a MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
Mr. Tysowski is responsible for the overall legal affairs of Harvest and advises on commercial, corporate governance and investor relations matters. Mr. Tysowski has advised KNOC on its international oil and gas exploration and development operations since 2004 and been involved with Harvest since KNOC acquired it late 2009. He assumed the role of General Counsel in July 2012. Mr. Tysowski holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan and brings over 25 years of legal and business experience in the domestic and international oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Harvest, Mr. Tysowski spent ten years in private practice with Calgary offices of national Canadian law firms and another decade managing his own successful international legal practice. His career has included postings in Russia, Indonesia and Vietnam. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Mr. Lowes has over 35 years of oil and gas experience. He joined Harvest in June 2010. Mr. Lowes originally started his career with Imperial Oil and over the course of his career has worked for major oil companies, mid-size companies and start-up companies. Mr. Lowes has lease administration, contracts, surface, A & D, and area landman experience and most recently was the area landman for Harvest’s Deep Basin area. Mr. Lowes has a Business Administration Diploma from St. Clair College.
Mr. Ukrainetz joined Harvest as Treasurer in August 2012. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He brings over 25 years of experience within the areas of corporate finance, strategic planning, treasury & banking, risk management, investor relations and financial reporting. Prior to joining Harvest, he served as Treasurer, then Vice President Corporate Development with a junior oil sands company from 2006 to 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. Ukrainetz held progressively senior finance related positions with a senior Canadian producer from 2001 to 2006 and a multi-national oil company from 1994 to 2001. He has also worked in the corporate banking division of a Canadian financial institution and for a public accounting firm.