JOSEPH S. DURANTE
Mr. Durante has over 24 years of experience in Canada's oil and gas industry. Since 2003, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Toscana. Prior to joining Toscana, Mr. Durante was the Managing Director of Norrep Resource Management Inc., a private consulting corporation. Mr. Durante was also a co-founder and Chairman of Fairmont Energy Inc., a public junior exploration and production company acquired by Delphi Energy Inc.
Prior to joining Toscana’s predecessor company, Toscana Merchant Group, Mr. Tanaka held a number of senior leadership positions in the energy industry, including serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Innova Exploration Ltd. until the sale of that company to Crescent Point Energy. Previously he was a consulting engineer to Pilot Petroleum Ltd. and Chief Operating Officer of UTS Energy Corporation. Mr. Tanaka is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree with Honors, from the University of Alberta.
Prior to joining Toscana, Mr. Ramnath was a consultant for a number of Calgary based corporations. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Ramnath worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Ramnath is member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University in India.