Management and Directors
Chairman and Board Member
Gaylen J. Byker is InterOil’s Chairman of the Board. Previously he was President of Calvin College, a liberal arts institution of higher learning, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Byker has obtained four university degrees including a PhD in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Byker is a former partner of Offshore Energy Development Corporation where he was head of Development, Hedging and Project Finance for gas exploration and transportation projects offshore.
Prior to joining OEDC, he was co-head of Commodity Derivatives at Phibro Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Salomon, Inc. and head of the Commodity-Indexed Transactions Group at Banque Paribas, New York, with worldwide responsibility for hedging and financing transactions utilizing long-term commodity price risk management.
Dr. Byker was manager of Commodity-Indexed Swaps and Financings for Chase Manhattan Investment Bank, New York, and was also a lawyer at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.