DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Craig Steinke, CEO, is co-founder, major shareholder and Director of Renaissance Oil Corp. Mr. Steinke has over 20 years of extensive experience in the global oil and gas industry, specializing in property acquisitions and resource development. During his career, Mr. Steinke has been instrumental in acquiring in excess of 25 million acres of domestic and international petroleum and natural gas rights, as well as financing and developing these assets. He has initiated and developed several successful unconventional resource companies, with specific focus on shale gas.
Most recently, Mr. Steinke was Executive Chairman & CEO of Realm Energy International Corporation, a Canadian domiciled global energy company focused on exploration and development of major shale plays throughout Europe and emerging countries. Realm Energy, formed by Craig Steinke and Ian Telfer in 2009, collaborated with Halliburton (Houston), assembled key shale plays in ten European basins, completed a major joint venture with ConocoPhillips and merged the Company in November 2011 with another European shale player.
Mr. Steinke has been instrumental in acquiring and developing assets in some of North America’s major unconventional plays, such as coalbed methane in the Powder River Basin, shale gas plays in the Fayetteville, Marcellus and Montney. Mr. Steinke, educated in Petroleum Land Management, is certified with the CWC School of Energy (London, England) in World Fiscal Systems for Oil and Gas. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; an organization designed to enhance the professionalism of cross-border energy negotiators worldwide.