Our Executive Team

Jeremy Song

PRESIDENT, CEO

Jeremy has over 3 years of experience in the natural gas and oil industry.  Prior to Jeremy acquired Insignia Energy Ltd., through holding company Jinchang Energy Ltd. on August 15 2017,  he was Executive director of SanLing Energy Ltd.  Jeremy works together with the senior management to formulate and implement exploration projects and responsible for the Insignia Energy Ltd’s overall development, growth strategies and supervision of key management issues.   Jeremy obtained his Diploma of Business Administration from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2014 and his Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2015

Ben Leung

CFO, Executive Board Secretary,
VP Corporate Administration

Ben Leung with extensive experience in general management, corporate finance and financial control all gained from top management positions held in renowned corporations and firms, Ben is responsible for the overall oversight of the Corporate financial planning and strategy.   Prior to joining Insignia Energy, he was partner of a consultancy firm to provide consultancy services  and worked at Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) with over 13 years experiences covering treasury, tax, reporting, mergers & acquisition, performance & appraisal, internal audit, contract & procurement,system implementation, new subsidiary establishment, Finance shared service center set up and business process improvement.   He was member of board of Joint Venture, CFO of Joint ventures, Finance head at Shell based in Canada, China, Hong Kong and Norway.  Ben holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada, fellow member of Certified Management Accountant in United States and the Chartered Global Management Accountant in United Kingdom.

Michael Clegg

Vice President Operations, Exploration

Michael has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various geotechnical and executive leadership roles he is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and is focused on exploration and value opportunities over the base production and through identifying accretive exploration and development opportunities. He has been actively exploring and developing the Montney since 1997 and is well versed in unconventional resource plays. He has considerable operational expertise, having been directly involved with drilling several hundred horizontal/vertical wells. Prior to joining Insignia he held positions of increasing responsibility with senior Canadian and independent senior producers Talisman, Petro-Canada, Anadarko, Baytex Energy Trust. Subsequent to large and mid-cap exploration and development companies, Mr. Clegg undertook extensive exploration and A&D activities at Chamaleo/Crocotta Energy, Canadian Forest/LonePine Resources and Grafton Asset Management/Pipestone Oil Corp. He graduated with a B.Sc. Hons Geology, from the University of Southampton (UK) and a M.Sc. Geology from the University of Western Ontario. He is a professional geoscientist registered with APEGA.

Mike Miles

Vice President Land

Mike brings 20 years of oil and gas experience to Insignia Energy Ltd, specializing in negotiating exploration and development agreements, as well as strategic acquisition and divestments.  Most recently he held the positions of Asset Rationalization Manager, and for 3 years as Team Lead of the Deep Basin Development Team at Sinopec Daylight Energy Ltd.  He has held positions of increasing responsibility with such companies as Norcen Energy, UPRI, Anadarko and as a Land Manger at Daylight Energy Ltd.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary (PLM, Finance) and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Ryan Rawlyk

GM,
Engineering & Corporate Development

Ryan has brought over 24 years of experience in all disciplines of the Oil & Gas Industry. With a career defined by progressively more senior roles with PennWest Energy, Iteration Energy, Canadian Forest/LonePine Resources, Bellatrix, TAQA North and PennWest/Obsidian Energy. The initial 10 years of Ryans career involved facilities and operations where he enjoyed various responsibilities, designing, constructing, operating and optimizing oil and gas facilities throughout Western Canada. The following years were spent in production and completions and asset development involved in all aspects of optimizing wellbores, completions and workovers for plays in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. Most recently he was involved in the development, management and restructuring of companies responsible for joint venture, marketing, asset development and engineering management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and has been an active professional member of APEGA since 1998.

Yana Lin

Controller

Yana brings over 20 years of financial reporting and auditing experience to the Insignia team. Prior to joining Insignia, she held the Controller role with Bankers Petroleum Ltd., a publicly traded company, from 2006 until the company’s closure in August 2018. She spent her early professional career as an auditor for both big 4 firms, such as Deloitte and for some smaller CA firms. Her specialization includes financial reporting, public company compliance, control reporting, taxation and treasury management.

She became a Chartered Accountant of Alberta in 2003 and currently holds the title of CPA, CA. She is also a US CPA with the state of Pennsylvania where she graduated and acquired a bachelor degree in accounting.

Zenon Pylypec

Manager-Exploitation

Prior to his role as Exploitation Manager with Insignia, Zenon held roles of increasing responsibility in capital operations and upstream engineering with Primewest Energy, TAQA North, Pace Oil & Gas Ltd. and Spyglass Resources Corp. Mr. Pylypec brings over 15 years of diversified operational engineering experience across the full Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin with core strengths in drilling, completions and asset development. Mr. Pylypec received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Pylypec is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Gary Dong

Vice President, HSE&R

Dong has over 30 years of very diversified working experience in oil and gas upstream industry with CNOOC, Chevron/Texaco, Apache and Ivanhoe Energy. Mr. Dong has profound understanding in oil and gas business. He started his oil & gas career with CNOOC worked as staff training coordinator 35 years ago. Later he joined in Chevron and worked there for 10 years in both onshore and offshore E&P operations. Mr. Dong played in various roles and position in his past career development in the areas of HSE & Regulatory compliance, HR & administration management and business development.   Mr. Dong holds the bachelor of business administration from the Institute of Guangdong Economic Management in China.

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