Julien Balkany is a seasoned financial expert. Mr. Balkany has been a co-founder and serving as a managing partner of Nanes Balkany Partners, since January 2008. Nanes Balkany Partners is a NY-headquartered group of funds which primarily pursues equity value investments in oil and gas companies.
Mr. Balkany has been since October 2014, non-executive Chairman of Panoro Energy (www.panoroenergy.com), a Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company with operations headquartered in London and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Concomitantly Mr. Balkany has also been since 2018 a non-executive director of several companies, including but not limited to (i) Amromco Energy a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Romania, (ii) Sarmin Bauxite Limited, a privately held bauxite company focused on Guinea and (iii) of the Board of Pan-African Diamonds Ltd, a privately head diamond mining company.
Mr. Balkany served as a non-executive Director of Gasfrac Energy Services, a Calgary-based oilfield services company that was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as well as of Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) a Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mr. Balkany also served as Vice-Chairman and non-Executive Director of Toreador Resources Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Continental Europe and dual-listed on the NASDAQ and Euronext Paris.
Mr. Balkany worked at Nanes Delorme Capital Management LLC, a New York based financial advisory and broker-dealer firm, from 2005 to 2008. He studied Political Science at the Institute of Political Studies of Strasbourg (France) and Finance at UC Berkeley. Mr. Balkany is also fluent in French and Spanish.