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Brian F. Maxted

Brian F. Maxted is a member of the board of directors and the company’s retired chief exploration officer. Mr. Maxted served as chief executive officer for three years and led all aspects of the business to create a world-class organization before choosing to return to exploration. Before co-founding Kosmos in 2003, he was senior vice president of exploration for Triton Energy, where he led a series of discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea. He also managed the discovery of several large gas/condensate fields by Carigali-Triton Operating Company in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area and the discovery and confirmation of Colombia’s giant Cusiana and Cupiagua oil fields. Following the sale of Triton to Amerada Hess Corporation (now Hess Corporation), Mr. Maxted oversaw continued Hess exploration success in Equatorial Guinea as senior vice president of global exploration and new ventures. He also led the company’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater strategy. Prior to its recent acquisition, Mr. Maxted was a member of the board of directors of Broad Oak Energy, a company that focuses on improving recovery from mature U.S. onshore oil and gas producing regions. He holds a master’s degree in organic geochemistry and petrology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Sheffield.