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Caspian Services Inc  (CSSV)
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Caspian Services Inc

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Dr. Mirgali Kunayev, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Kunayev has served as the Chairman of the Company’s board of directors since the Company acquired Caspian Services Group Limited (“CSGL”) in 2002. From 2002 to 2005 he also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. From 2000 to 2002 Dr. Kunayev served as a Vice President of CSGL. From 1998 to 2000 Dr. Kunayev was the President of OJSC Kazakhstancaspishelf. During that time he worked collaboratively on the projects for Kazakhstan’s national oil company –KazakhOil, with major international geophysical companies. As the Chairman of the Company’s board of directors, Dr. Kunayev has concentrated on developing the geophysical operations of the Company and leading its strategic initiatives. A graduate of the Geophysics Department of Kazakhstan National Politech University, Dr. Kunayev earned his Doctoral (Ph.D.) credentials in January of 2002 under the discipline of Geological and Mineralogical Science from the Moscow Geological University in Moscow, Russia. He has been an associate academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Science since April of 2006. Dr. Kunayev is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been, a director or nominee in any other SEC registrant or registered investment company. The board considered Dr. Kunayev’s detailed understanding of the Company’s operations and strategic goals, his educational and professional expertise in geophysical services, as well as his extensive experience and reputation in the industry in connection with his appointment and ongoing service on the board.

Kerry Doyle, Director. Mr. Doyle served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company from November 2008 until his retirement in August 2010. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Doyle served as the President and CEO of Veritas-Caspian. As the President and CEO of Veritas-Caspian, Mr. Doyle was responsible for day-to-day operations, particularly the development and growth of its seismic data acquisition activities. From 2003 to 2004 Mr. Doyle served as the Business Development Manager for Central Asia for Veritas DGC Ltd. While at Veritas DGC Ltd., Mr. Doyle successfully negotiated an exclusive agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the acquisition of non-exclusive seismic data over the entire open acreage of the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea. From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Doyle was employed with WesternGeco as the Country Manager for Kazakhstan, where he oversaw all of WesternGeco’s geophysical operations and administration within Kazakhstan. Mr. Doyle has over 35 years of experience in the geophysical services industry. He holds a 1st Class Certificate of Competency marine engineer (Chief Engineer). Mr. Doyle is a member of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists and an Elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Mr. Doyle is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been, a nominee or director of any other SEC registrant or registered investment company. The board considered Mr. Doyle’s experience and understanding of the Company’s operations and strategic goals, his professional experience and his connections in the industry in determining that Mr. Doyle should serve as a director of the Company.

Valery Tolkachev, Director. In August 2015 Mr. Tolkachev joined Innovation Fund “Innotech21” as Vice President of Finance and Investments. From June 2011 to April 2015 Mr. Tolkachev served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of Taurus Bank (c.c.). From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Tolkachev served in various top executive positions with Moscow-based Bank-T (f.k.a MAXWELL Bank), including Chairman of the Managing Board, President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Credit Committee. In May 2011 he sold his interest and left his employment with the bank. From August 2008 to March 2009 Mr. Tolkachev was employed with Slavyansky Bank in Moscow, Russia, where he served as the Deputy Chairman. From 1991 to 2008 Mr. Tolkachev served in top positions, such as Managing Director of Development Department, Managing Director of Capital Markets Department, Chairman of Investment Banking Committee, Vice President of Strategic Development Department and Deputy Director of Customer Relations Department with UniCredit Securities (f.k.a. UniCreditAton, former ATON Broker.) Mr. Tolkachev has also served in various positions with various employers including MDM Bank, InkomBank, InkomCapital and others. Mr. Tolkachev graduated with Honors from the High Military School in Kiev, USSR in 1989. In 2005 he completed his studies at the Academy of National Economy, as a qualified lawyer. Mr. Tolkachev became a Company director in 2005. During the past five years, Mr. Tolkachev also served as a director of BMB Munai, Inc. He resigned from the board of directors of BMB Munai on November 23, 2015. Other than as disclosed herein, Mr. Tolkachev is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been, a director or nominee of any other SEC registrant or registered investment company. We took into account Mr. Tolkachev’s extensive investment experience and his related finance and banking background in concluding that he should serve as a director of the Company.

Jeffrey Brimhall, Director. Mr. Brimhall is currently employed as Controller of Inflection Energy LLC and manages all accounting functions. He has been with the company since January 2015. Previous to his employment with Inflection Energy, Mr. Brimhall worked as the Financial Reporting and Accounting Manager for Resolute Energy Corp., an NYSE listed company based in Denver, Colorado. In that capacity Mr. Brimhall was responsible for preparing financial statements and performing financial analysis to present to management and the board of directors. He also managed the preparation of Resolute Energy`s periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Brimhall started with Resolute Energy in December 2009. From June 2007 to December 2009, Mr. Brimhall was employed with Hein & Associates, LLP, a certified public accounting firm in Denver, Colorado. While with Hein & Associates, he served as an Audit Supervisor specializing in the oil and gas industry. In that capacity, he was responsible for multiple audit engagements, reviewing financial statements and periodic reports to the Commission and researching technical accounting issues. From August 2005 to June 2007 Mr. Brimhall was an Audit Associate with Grant Thornton LLP in Phoenix, Arizona. As an Audit Associate, he participated in annual audits, quarterly reviews and SOX internal control testing for public companies. Mr. Brimhall earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 2005. Mr. Brimhall received licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in 2008. Mr. Brimhall also currently serves as a director of Geo Point Resources, Inc. an SEC registrant. During the past five years, Mr. Brimhall also served as a director of RTS Oil Holdings, Inc., which is no longer an SEC registrant, but was at the time Mr. Brimhall served as a director. Other than as disclosed above, Mr. Brimhall is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been, a nominee or director of any other SEC registrant or registered investment company. The board considered Mr. Brimhall’s experience as a U.S. Certified Public Accountant, his SEC audit experience and his other SEC reporting-related experience in concluding that he should serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Executive Officers

Alexey Kotov, Director, Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Kotov has been with the Company since January 2003. From January 2003 to September 2007 Mr. Kotov served as in-house legal counsel to CSGL. As such, Mr. Kotov performed general corporate and operational legal assignments in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mr. Kotov was also responsible for supervising the work of a staff of legal personnel assigned to various Company subsidiaries. From October 2007 to August 2010 Mr. Kotov served as General Counsel for Kazakhstan, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer of Caspian Services, Inc. Mr. Kotov graduated from Kazakh State Law University in July 1998 and qualified as an attorney the same year. Mr. Kotov is an admitted attorney in the Republic of Kazakhstan and is licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the State of Utah. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business in March 2001 and an LL.M, Master of Law degree from The George Washington University Law School in May 2002. Mr. Kotov also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University, Lloyds Marine Academy in February 2007. Mr. Kotov is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been, a nominee or director of any other SEC registrant or registered investment company. The board took into consideration Mr. Kotov’s in-depth knowledge of the Company’s operations, his educational background and his legal experience and expertise in determining that he was qualified to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Indira Kaliyeva, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kaliyeva has over a decade of accounting and financial reporting management experience working for major international audit and oil-gas service industries players in Kazakhstan. Ms. Kaliyeva has been employed with the Company since April 2006. From April 2006 to May 2010 she served as the Company’s Financial Reporting Manager and Financial Controller. In that capacity she was responsible for supervision of the Company's financial reporting team and for consolidation of the financial and statutory accounting of all Company subsidiaries in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Before joining the Company Ms. Kaliyeva was employed with PetroKazakhstan, a Canadian oil exploration and production company operating in the Republic of Kazakhstan. From April 2003 through November 2004 she served in the position of Senior Financial Reporting Analyst and from November 2004 through April 2006 she held the position of Deputy Financial Reporting Manager. Ms. Kaliyeva worked for Deloitte & Touche in Almaty, Kazakhstan from July 1997 to April 2003 where she held several positions from Auditor's Assistant to Senior Auditor and worked with major clients in the energy, mining, and oil and gas sectors.


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