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Monday 07 January, 2019

Oracle Power PLC

Board Appointment

RNS Number : 3731M
Oracle Power PLC
07 January 2019

07 January 2019




("Oracle" or the "Company")


Board Appointment



Oracle Power PLC (AIM:ORCP), the UK energy developer of a combined lignite coal mine and mine mouth power plant located in the Thar desert in the south-eastern Sindh Province of Pakistan, today announces the appointment of Ms Naheed Memon to its Board of Directors ("Board"), as a Non-executive Director, with immediate effect.


Ms Memon's appointment is intended to strengthen the Company's Board, particularly in bringing Block VI, Thar Coalfield, to financial close.    


Ms Memon has had a career spanning public service and the private sector.  Following a first degree in Computing Science at the University of Karachi, she completed a MSc in Economics, including a Distinction in Econometrics, at Birkbeck College, London and an MBA at Imperial College London.  She has held various roles in her family conglomerate, the Kings Group of Industries, Pakistan, including Director of Marketing and Director of Information Systems.  She was CEO of Advici Consulting Limited, a consulting practice based in London advising in marketing and investor facilitation.  She has been a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, Private Banking.  She was CEO of Manzil Pakistan, a public policy think tank based in Karachi. She has served the Sindh Board of Investment (Government of Sindh), as Vice Chair from 2013 - 2016, then as Chair until August 2018.



Mark Steed, Chairman of Oracle, said:


"It is with pleasure that I welcome Naheed to our Board. Her existing knowledge and understanding of our flagship Thar Block VI asset will be of considerable value to the development of the Company going forward. Moreover, having a Director primarily based in Pakistan should further help ensure a smooth transition to Financial Close and subsequent development."


Further information on Ms Memon, as required by the AIM Rules for Companies is as follows:


Ms Memon, aged 50, is, or has been, a director or partner of the following companies or partnerships during the past five years:


Current directorships and/or partnerships

Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years)

Ace Travels Pvt. Ltd.


Thatta Cement Company Limited               








There is no further information to be disclosed in respect of the above appointment pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.



For further information:


Oracle Power PLC

Shahrukh Khan


+44 (0) 20 3580 4314

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Rory Murphy, James Harris, Jack Botros 


+44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Brandon Hill Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Oliver Stansfield


+44 (0)20 3463 5000

Peterhouse Corporate Finance (Joint Broker)

Charles Goodfellow


+44 (0)20 7220 9791


Tim Blythe, Camilla Horsfall, Megan Ray 


+44 (0) 20 7138 3204


The information contained within this announcement is considered to be inside information, for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014, prior to its release.       





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