About Blue Sky


Ilyas M. Chaudhary – Chief Executive Officer

In 1989, Mr. Chaudhary founded Saba Petroleum, with which he acquired and developed energy assets in Canada, Columbia, China, UK, Pakistan, and USA. He subsequently sold the company in 1998. In 2001, Mr. Chaudhary led Capco Energy, which focused in GOM, and which consummated in excess of $150 million of acquisitions under Mr. Chaudhary’s guidance. In 2006, Mr. Chaudhary also assumed control of another public company, Pyramid Petroleum, and acquired deep-water oil properties from Conoco Phillips, where Pyramid served as operator with OPO partner companies Apache, Chevron, and Shell.

Mr. Chaudhary holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Gary Jeffrey – Vice President, Operations

Mr. Jeffery has over 40 years of international expertise developed while directing and managing exploration and development projects, oil and gas producing assets and infrastructure, energy and minerals assets in private, public, and small cap to multinational companies. He has proven directorship of listed and private companies in Australia, Canada and Uganda. Mr. Jeffery further has a multitude of business development and negotiations experience in geographies including Australia-NZ, SE-Asia, Asia, North America, Europe and Sub Saharan and North Africa. Subsequent to 21 years of service with Apache Corporation, Mr. Jeffery worked at WAPET (now Chevron), ARC Energy, Xstate Resources, and Sacgasco.

Mr. Jeffery holds a BSc, First Class Honors in Geophysics from the University of New England.

Mansoor Anjum – Vice President, Finance

Mr. Anjum has over 25 years of experience in business development and general management, with over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in Canada, Indonesia, and USA. Mr. Anjum has worked in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, with extensive experience in valuing new acquisitions and opening new markets and growth opportunities.

Mr. Anjum holds an MBA with focus in Strategy and Finance from the University of Toronto.

Bambang Sadarta – Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Sadarta’s technical expertise in reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering, production engineering, and well servicing & workovers were developed during his prolific career in the energy industry. Spanning over 30 years in senior engineering and management capacities, Mr. Sadarta has served with companies such as ENI Indonesia, Pertamina, and Energi Mega Persada.

Mr. Sadarta holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.

Eddy Hamzah – Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Hamzah joined Blue Sky in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience gained over 26 years as a geophysicist and manager with Chevron. He leads the company’s onshore exploration and development in North Sumatra, Indonesia, where a series of wells are scheduled to be drilled in 2017.

Mr. Hamzah holds a BSc in Geophysics from the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Java, Indonesia.