Mr. Donadeo has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including mergers and acquisitions, production, exploitation, field operations and gas marketing in North America, Australia, Europe, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Donadeo was one of the founders of Vermilion Energy in 1994 and currently serves as Executive Chairman (since 2020). Previously, he served as Chair of the Board from 2016 to 2020, Chief Executive Officer from 2014 to 2016, and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2014. From 1994 to 2002, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, including when Vermilion made its international forays into France in 1997, and Trinidad and Tobago in 1999 through Aventura Energy Inc. In these roles, Mr. Donadeo also launched the development of Vermilion’s sustainability program, including supporting the geothermal Tomato Greenhouse project in France in 2008, and provided a leadership role in developing Vermilion’s best-in-class HSE program, robust Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and strategic charitable giving and community engagement program. Mr. Donadeo was the President and Chief Executive Officer when Vermilion founded Verenex in 2004, a company that was subsequently active in Libya and was subsequently sold. Prior to Vermilion, he worked at Dome Petroleum and Amoco Canada, as well as at a private oil and gas company. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Casadona Group, a private investment company.
Mr. Donadeo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Donadeo is not currently a member of any Board committees; however, he is invited to all committee meetings as a non-voting observer.