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U.K.-based Rose Petroleum announced Friday that it has appointed John Blair as Director of Oil & Gas and CEO of the company’s U.S. business.

According to a Rose release, Blair has more than 27 years of experience in upstream oil and gas.

Blair was senior vice president at global consulting firm Knowledge Reservoir for three years until 2013, and has also founded three private independent US oil and gas companies.

Rose Group CEO Matthew Idiens said, “In line with the company’s directive of strengthening the oil and gas side of the Board, I am pleased to welcome John to the Board and his appointment to CEO of Rose (US). John’s depth of experience in both operating and assessment of potential projects is a great asset for us and I look forward to working with him over the coming years. We are continuing to build the operations team in the US and plan to announce further updates in the near future.”