David Van Erp joined Scimitar as Commercial and subsequently as Financial & Commercial Director in February 2019. Mr. Van Erp brings with him 15 years of Oil & Gas industry experience, predominantly through Investment Banking roles with Macquarie/Tristone and GMP FirstEnergy where he fulfilled numerous roles in both Corporate Finance and Equity research targeting the small and mid-cap E&P sector. Prior to joining Scimitar, Mr. van Erp served as Vice President, Corporate Finance at GMP FirstEnergy in London where he was involved in various oil and gas Financings, M&A, A&D and Strategic Alternatives processes. At the start of his career, he was an Offshore Engineer at Intec Engineering/Heerema Group. Mr. Van Erp is a representative for Scimitar’s cornerstone Investor, Ramphastos Investments N.V.
Mr. Van Erp holds a M.Sc. in Hydrocarbon Enterprise (Distinction) from the Department of Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen and a B.Eng. in Technology & Management from the University of Professional Education of Amsterdam.