Former Canadian Ambassador to Switzerland joins Petromin's Global Advisory Board
Monday, 05 October 2009
Petromin Resources Ltd. (TSX.V Symbol: PTR) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Collette has joined the company's Global Advisory Board and will advise the Board of Directors in matters relating to international, political and economic affairs and new business development.
"I am delighted to join the Global Advisory Board to counsel an outstanding management team and board in areas such as international trade, politics, and economic affairs," said Mr. Collette. "I believe that Petromin is a company with significant potential and I look forward to contributing to their success."
Mr. Collette is a distinguished Canadian diplomat whose most recent assignment abroad as Ambassador to Switzerland and Leichtenstein completed a 37 year career with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and other federal public service. Previous senior appointments include: Personal Representative of the Prime Minister of Canada for La Francophonie (2005/2006); Chief of Protocol for Canada (2003/2005); Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines (2000/2003); Minister (Trade), Canadian Embassy, Beijing (1997/2000).
Petromin Co-Chairman and President, Ross Gorrell stated, "We welcome Robert Collette as a very significant addition to our advisory team. Robert's international reputation precedes him and we are privileged to have him as an advisor who can immediately assist Petromin's Board of Directors as the company expands its business scope internationally in countries such as People's Republic of China. "
Mr. Collette's varied background in federal government service and international affairs includes appointments with the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Trade Commissioner Service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He holds a Bachelor's degree (Honours) in Industrial Relations from Laval University.
Members of Petromin's Global Advisory Board, including Don Downing, Dr. Bill Gunter, Phil Bretzloff and Robert Curr, advise the Board of Directors in the areas of:
- Specialized expertise in engineering and science;
- New business opportunities;
- International law and forms of agreement;
- International business cultures and negotiations;
- Sustainable energy development;
- International finance.
The Global Advisory Board assists Petromin's growth and contributes to the
creation of shareholder value through the provision of such expert advice.
Petromin Resources Ltd. is a progressive international petroleum and natural
gas exploration and production company listed Tier 1 on the TSX Venture
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Dr. A Ross Gorrell
Co-Chairman and President