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Prospectiuni SA appointed Eric Williams as vice president (VP) of West Africa and Rahul Gupta as vice president of Asia. Effective immediately, the executive positions will be responsible for identifying and negotiating new markets and opportunities for Prospectiuni’s broad range of geophysical and geological services along with servicing the current client base and the introduction of new services.
As VP of West Africa, Williams will be responsible for conducting the entire business development in all areas of expertise for the geographical area of West Africa. He is a geoscientist with an extensive track record of experience that has spanned over 30 years. He held the ministerial portfolio as minister of energy and energy industries for four years in the government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 2002-06 and was a member of Parliament for twelve years from 1995-2007.
Recently, Williams has been a project development consultant with a group in West Africa and brings a wealth of knowledge including special experience in developing local content through natural gas monetization.
As VP of Asia, Gupta will be responsible to explore and find new business opportunities on the central Asia countries. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in management from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, he has held diverse leadership roles in various business development initiatives in both conventional and unconventional business models. He has held roles at V.I.P. Industries, Essar Oil Exploration & Production and at BG Exploration & Production India. His most recent role was as president of Omnitech Oilfield Services Private Ltd.
Gupta also has a wealth of experience in the coal-bed methane industry; in conceptualization, resource estimation, project execution, and economic indicators.