Questerre Energy

Board of Directors

Bjorn Inge Tonnessen

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Tonnessen is currently an independent businessman.

Mr. Tonnessen is currently an independent businessman. From June 2012 to June 2016, he was the President and CEO of Spike Exploration a private  exploration and production company. 

Prior to that Mr. Tonnessen was Executive VP for the Svenska Group, a private Swedish-based exploration and production company. As well as being the Managing Director in the Norwegian subsidiary, his main responsibility was to manage all of the Group’s existing licenses, these being a mix of exploration, development and producing assets in Norway, Sweden and several countries in Africa.

He was formerly the senior energy analyst with DNB Markets from January 2003 to July 2007 and an equity analyst with Handelsbanken Capital Markets from October 2001 to November 2002. Prior thereto he was employed by the Svenska Group in a variety of progressively more senior roles including exploration and production manager for a large part of the company’s portfolio. Mr. Tonnessen has also been working as an offshore drilling engineer for several years.

Mr. Tonnessen holds a Bachelors’ degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stavanger University in Norway and an MBA equivalent degree from Stockholm University in Sweden. He became Chairman of the Board of Questerre in June 2015

Michael Binnion

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Binnion is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Questerre Energy Corp., since November 2000.

Mr. Binnion is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Questerre Energy Corp., since November 2000.

Mr. Binnion has been actively involved in the financing and executive management of numerous private and public companies over the last 16 years through his investment company, Rupert's Crossing Inc. Mr. Binnion served as the President and a Director of Terrenex and its predecessor from October 1995 to April 2008. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Flowing Energy Corp., a junior exploration and production company, from June 1996 to December 2001 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2002 to 2004. He served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of CanArgo Energy Corporation, an independent exploration & production company from 1997 to 2000. From 1992 to 1997 he was Executive Director of Crossfield House Inc., a private merchant banking firm. From 1992 to 1998 he was a minority shareholder and manager of a private investment company that held interest in commercial real estate and golf courses. Prior thereto he was Manager in the High Tech group at Clarkson Gordon, a division of Ernst & Young, specializing in tax-assistant financings. Mr. Binnion served as Chairman of the Board of Sylogist Ltd. from March 2000 to February 2002. He has been Director of Sylogist Ltd. since March 1997. He served as a Director of Magnus Energy, Inc. from March 4, 2005 to November 2007. Mr. Binnion serves as an Independent Director of High Arctic Energy Services Trust.

Mr. Binnion is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Earl Hickok


Mr. Hickok is a professional engineer and has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with a broad base of operations, engineering, management and board of directors’ experience.

His career started in the Esso Redwater oilfield in 1979 and he spent 12 years with Esso including a 2-year assignment at Exxon Production Research in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Hickok obtained an Engineering Technology Diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg and then a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Lakehead University in Ontario.

Alain Sans Cartier


Alain Sans Cartier is a specialist in strategic management with more than 25 years experience in the field of public affairs.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sans Cartier has worked at all levels of government. He has worked as Chief of Staff for the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and with the mayor of Montreal. Mr. Sans Cartier started his career with the federal government as a special assistant to the Minister of Labour.

He also has solid experience in the private sector where he has been a consultant in strategic communication with decision makers for many years. Mr. Sans Cartier holds a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Montreal and he is currently Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Québec Port Authority.

Hans Jacob Holden


Mr. Holden has over twenty five years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry, with a focus on corporate finance in the last sixteen years. Mr. Holden is based in Oslo, Norway.

He currently serves as a director of Seatankers Group, a private investment company with a broad portfolio within the energy and maritime sector. From 2004 to 2016, Mr. Holden was employed by Pareto Securities AS, a Norwegian-based brokerage firm and from 2000 to 2004 he was employed by DnB Markets, the investment banking group of Norway’s largest bank. Prior thereto, he was employed as section manager in the reservoir department of Saga Petroleum ASA, a public Norwegian oil company.

Mr. Holden holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Dennis Sykora


Mr. Sykora has worked for 17 years in the oilfield services industry, primarily focused on international operations

Mr. Sykora served as a senior executive with High Arctic Energy Services from April 2007 to July 7, 2014 in various roles including as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President and General Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of High Arctic. High Arctic is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange that provides contracting drilling, specialized well completion services and related oilfield services in Canada and Papua New Guinea.Prior to joining High Arctic, for 10 years he served as President of International Operations for a Canadian based drilling contractor. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as a lawyer and Chartered Accountant with Felesky Flynn and Ernst & Young in Calgary, specializing in tax planning to the oil industry.

Dennis is a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.