Echo Energy has appointed Will Holland as chief financial officer.
Echo said that he was a proven financier with operational experience spanning over 20 years in the upstream industry.
It said: "Originally technically focused, he has spent the majority of his career in commercial, financial and M&A roles.
"Will has significant experience in corporate acquisitions, setting up and growing small cap E&P companies, debt and equity financing, balance sheet restructuring and investor relations, much of which was gained working on deals in Latin America."
Holland most recently held the position of executive VP of business development at Sound Energy
Chief executive Fiona MacAulay said: "I'm delighted to have Will as part of the executive team at Echo.
"He brings a wealth of financial and M&A experience that will be crucial as we continue to grow the business"
At 9:09am: (LON:ECHO) Echo Energy Plc share price was +0.38p at 16.25p