Xingyun Sun

Position: President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sun has joined Bankers Petroleum Albania in June 2018 and holds the position of Chief Executive Officer.  He brings over 25 years of oil and gas experience to the Bankers Executive team.

Prior to Bankers he held senior positions with several petroleum companies where he was integral to the development of heavy oil properties in international countries as well as in Kazakhstan and China. He held the position of Senior Adviser at Shanghai Long Zhou Xin Ke Energy Investment Co. Ltd;  CEO at Mangistau Oil and Gas Joint Stock Company where he led the company to the increase of the production, incomes and cost reduction.

Mr. Sun's technical expertise includes heavy-oil, Integration and Operation of oil & gas companies after takeover and property reserve evaluations. He is a graduate of the China University of Petroleum and holds a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering as well an EMBA from University of Texas at Arlington, Business School.


Liu Jihong

Position: Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr. Jihong joined Bankers Petroleum Albania in June 2018 and is currently Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience. Mr. Jihong has provided financial management services for a variety of international branches of China National Petroleum Corporation. From November 2017 and May 2018 he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Shandong Kerui Oilfield Service Group LTD.

He is a Qualified China Accountant and holds a Master Degree in Accounting from The Central University of Finance and Economics, China.


Guangqing Zhang

Position: Vice President for Technical Affairs and Deputy Director General

Mr. Zhang was appointed Vice President for Technical Affairs and Deputy Director General in January 2017. He has 39 years of working experience in technical and managerial positions in the oil industry. Prior to joining Bankers in 2017, Mr. Zhang held the position of Vice President and Chief Engineer at Geo-Jade Petroleum Corporation Ltd. for a three-year period in which he was responsible for managing investment projects, technological development and manufacturing operations. He has also held the role of the Executive Director of the Technical Security Council.

Since 1978, for a period of 35 years, Mr. Zhang has held important positions at Shengli Oilfield as a Senior Engineer, Professor and Deputy Director of the Department of Oil Production Engineering, Deputy Director of the Department of Reserve Development, etc.

During his professional career, Mr. Zhang authorized 58 patents, received four awards for the development of oil technology in China and created a scientific and technical work of over 1.1 million words.

Mr. Zhang's technical expertise includes heavy oil, water injection methods management, primary and secondary oil extraction management methods, and stock resource estimation.

Since 2011, Mr. Zhang holds the title of Senior Engineer in Oil Engineering accredited by China Petroleum Corporation.

Leonidha (Loni) Çobo 

Position: VP, General Country Affairs & Deputy General Director

Mr. Cobo, also known as Loni, was appointed VP, General Country Affairs & Deputy General Director in January 2017. Prior to this role, he was Vice-President and General Director of Bankers Petroleum Albania Ltd at Bankers Petroleum Ltd since 2011. Mr. Cobo is a well-rounded oil and gas executive with over 25 years of solid experience managing heavy oil operations. Currently, Mr. Cobo is responsible for longer-term strategy, investment, alliances/partnerships and connection to major stakeholders at Bankers Petroleum Albania.

His previous roles include Production & Operations Director of BPAL from March 2006 to June 2009, Deputy Technical Director of BPAL from June 2004 to February 2006, Deputy Director of Albpetrol from Mar 2004 to May 2004, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Anglo-Albanian Petroleum from 1998 to 2004 and Geophysicist Engineer at National Oil and Gas Institute of Albania from 1994 to 1998.

Mr. Cobo holds a Doctorate and Master degrees in Geosciences, University Polytechnic of Tirana, Albania.


Luntao Chen

Position: Vice-President, Exploration and Development

Mr. Chen is a professional geologist with more than 27 years of experience in the exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Before joining Bankers in June 2018 he held senior staff technical and asset manager positions with China National Petroleum Corporation developing onshore and offshore areas in China using flooding pattern & flood structure modification.

Through his professional positions he has managed to improve oil reservoir management, increase efficiency and modify digital oil reservoir engineering database.

He has a Master Degree in Exploration & Development of oil-gas field  from Southwest Petroleum University. He holds also several honors and achievements such as Central Enterprise Labor model, SASAC; Professional Ethic Award of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, etc.