Reg Manhas has over 25 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Kosmos in 2012, Reg spent more than 15 years at Calgary-based Talisman Energy, including serving as Vice President Corporate Affairs, where he established and built the company’s corporate affairs function and was responsible for above ground risk management across Talisman’s global operations. Prior to that he was an attorney with Talisman as well as with the law firm McCarthy Tetrault. Earlier in his career, Reg worked as an engineer in the upstream oil industry with Petro-Canada.
Reg was appointed in 2012 by the Government of Canada to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
In 2011 Reg served on the Steering Committee of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. In 2006 he was appointed by the Government of Canada to the Advisory Group established to oversee the Canadian National Roundtables on CSR and the Canadian Extractive Sector in Developing Countries. This multi-stakeholder Advisory Group produced a set of recommendations that eventually formed the backbone of Canada’s international CSR strategy.
Reg earned both his law degree and his chemical engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. He is member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta and the International Bar Association.