BURU Energy chief operating officer Tom Streitberg was born in Libya, where his geologist father, Eric, was working in the petroleum industry.
The father and son team are now reunited, with Streitberg senior filling the role of executive director for Buru.
With Tom at the helm, the exploration company grew from $30 million to $800 million and was the best performing S&P/ ASX 200 company in 2012.
Arguably, Mr Streitberg’s greatest achieved was taking part in the discovery of significant oil and gas resources in WA’s Canning Basin that had been overlooked and unevaluated by previous explorers. Mr Streitberg’s concerns over the lack of gender diversity led the company to establish the Buru Energy Limited Scholarship for Women in Petroleum Geoscience - a $10,000 per annum fund available to support a female student undertaking an honours or masters level qualification.