Steve C. Nicandros (age 55), Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nicandros is a founder of Frontera Resources Corporation and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.
At Frontera’s founding, Mr. Nicandros initially organized the company and directed its initial growth initiatives in Eastern Europe and South America as President while also serving as an executive member of the board of directors. In 1997 he became Chief Executive Officer and, in 2002 was named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Throughout this time, he evolved the company’s Greater Black Sea strategy to primarily focus Frontera’s activities in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.
Prior to Frontera’s founding in 1996, Mr. Nicandros was employed by Conoco Inc. where he served as President of Conoco Overseas Oil Company and was responsible for Conoco’s worldwide development of upstream new business and mergers and acquisitions. Between 1992 and 1994, Mr. Nicandros was Conoco’s Manager of Reserve Acquisitions and Asset Management, following which he became Manager of Upstream Commercial Development. He began his career in the oil industry in 1982 with Conoco Inc.
Mr. Nicandros graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1982 with a B.S. degree in political science. He currently serves on the board of directors of Washington D.C based Atlantic Council, and; serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Committee. As well as The Chamber’s U.S. Ukraine Business Forum Committee for the Advocacy of The Economic Revival of Ukraine.