QRI Executives

  • Dr. Nansen Saleri - QRI President & CEO

    Dr. Nansen G. Saleri

    Chairman & CEO

    Dr. Nansen G. Saleri is the Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of QRI, a unique value-creation enterprise in the upstream oil and gas industry since 2007. He is considered one of the industry's...

  • Neal Githens - QRI Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Chief Strategy Officer

    Neal K. Githens


    Neal K. Githens was present at QRI from day one and was a key architect for the design of the company. Mr. Githens was instrumental in guiding QRI’s growth by...

  • Dr. Robert M. Toronyi - QRI Chief Engineer

    Dr. Robert M. Toronyi

    Chief Technology Officer & Chief Engineer

    Dr. Robert Toronyi worked for Chevron for over 30 years for every one of its upstream companies and affiliates, gaining both a wealth and breadth of knowledge of...

  • Richard J. Heil - QRI Chief Geologist

    Richard J. Heil

    Chief Geologist

    Richard Heil is a senior geological consultant with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas and environmental engineering industries. For 23 years he marked a distinguished career with Saudi Aramco,...

  • Sami Ajam - QRI Senior Advisor Business Development

    Sami O. Ajam

    Senior Advisor Business Development

    Prior to joining QRI, Sami O. Ajam was president of MEERA (Middle East Energy Research Associates), a firm specializing in market research and business development for global energy firms...

  • David Maczka - Senior Advisor, Latin America

    David Maczka

    Senior Advisor, Latin America

    David Maczka has over 30 years of international business experience with a focus on establishing foreign companies in Mexico. He specializes in business development for global companies in...