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Savannah Energy Plc
01 February 2023


1 February 2023

Savannah Energy PLC

("Savannah" or "the Company")


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Further to the Company's announcements of 7 June 2022 and 9 December 2022, Savannah Energy PLC, the British independent energy company focused around the delivery of Projects that Matter, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvie Rucar as an independent Non-Executive Director to the Board with immediate effect.


Sylvie is a seasoned professional in finance, with significant expertise across multinational businesses both in an executive management and a non-executive capacity as board member and audit committee chairwoman.


She was formerly CFO of PSA Group (the CAC 40 automotive company now known as Stellantis), Deputy CFO of Société Générale (the CAC 40 bank), a Non-Executive Director of CFAO S.A.S. (the €5.8bn revenue African-focused automotive and pharma retail company) and a senior advisor to leading global professional services firm, AlixPartners. She is presently a Non-Executive Director of Alstom S.A. (the CAC 40 railway and services equipment company) and Avril Gestion S.A.S. (the €6.2bn revenue private vegetable oil and protein company). Sylvie also serves as Treasurer of Les Amis De Bassiata et des Enfants du Niger (a Niger focused education charity).


Andrew Knott, CEO of Savannah Energy, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Sylvie to the Board. Sylvie's extensive financial background combined with her broad multinational and African experience will be invaluable to the Company as we continue to increase our presence across the continent and develop our portfolio of hydrocarbon and renewable energy projects." 

Additional Information

The following additional information is provided in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Sylvie Christiane Michelle Rucar (formerly Guery) (age 66)


Current Directorships/Partnerships

Past Directorships/Partnerships

(last 5 years)

SR Corporate Finance Advisory S.A.S.


Avril Gestion S.A.S.

Alstom S.A.


Other than the information contained within this announcement, there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For further information, please refer to the Company's website or contact:


Savannah Energy       

+44 (0) 20 3817 9844

Andrew Knott, CEO


Nick Beattie, CFO


Sally Marshak, Head of IR & Communications




Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0) 20 7409 3494

James Spinney


Ritchie Balmer


Rob Patrick


finnCap Ltd (Joint Broker)                            

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Christopher Raggett

Tim Redfern


Panmure Gordon (UK) Ltd (Joint Broker)                                  

+44 (0) 20 7886 2500

John Prior

Hugo Rich

James Sinclair-Ford


+44 (0) 20 3757 4983

Billy Clegg


Owen Roberts


Violet Wilson



About Savannah Energy:

Savannah Energy PLC is an AIM quoted British independent energy company focused around the delivery of Projects that Matter in Africa and is active in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.  


Further information on Savannah Energy PLC can be found on the Company's website:




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