The KIO Team


Karak International Oil puts experience and expertise at the centre of its business, with a high calibre team bringing strong professional skills and extensive knowledge of the oil processing industry.

  • Paul Griffin - Chairman

    Paul Griffin

    Paul Griffin is an experienced leader and manager with over 33 years’ oil and gas industry experience gained in a diverse range of geographical locations across Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia.  Prior to establishing Goodwyn Energy, his previous role was as Managing Director for the UK business of Dana Petroleum plc.

    He has broad management experience across a range of companies from national and integrated oil companies to small start-up organisations.  Most of his career has been in the independent sector mainly with Enterprise Oil where he held various technical and managerial positions up to Vice President Onshore and OIM Offshore. 

    Paul has a proven track record for building, transforming and turning around businesses and organisations and for the delivery of major projects on time and within budget.  He has been responsible for up to 500 personnel (onshore and offshore) and has held annual budgetary responsibility in excess of $1.3 billion.

    In addition to establishing Goodwyn Energy, Paul is also a Director of the North East Scotland division of the Bauer Media national charity Cash for Kids.

  • Munther Akroush- Vice-Chairman

    Munther Akroush has more than 33 years’ diversified experience of the mechanical, petroleum, construction and energy sectors.  Following a successful commercial career, Munther spent 17 years in Natural resources Authority, his last post was Assistant Director General of Jordan’s (NRA) in Amman which lasted for 5 years. During these years, he participated in national working groups on major national projects such as "the National Agenda” and “the National Strategy for the Energy Sector."   

    A qualified Mechanical Engineer, Munther also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Califonia Polytechnic State University 

  • Lisa Burnett – Director

    Lisa Burnett

    Lisa Burnett has over 25 years experience in the Oil Services industry.  Her previous role was Accounting and Reporting Director for Baker Hughes, managing a team of 95 finance staff.   Prior appointments include Region Controller for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian, and Finance Manager in Italy and North Africa.  She specialises in building and leading strong finance teams, implementing management systems, processes, and internal controls.  Lisa has a strong background in cross functional budgeting and planning. 

    Lisa is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and holds an International MBA from Robert Gordon University.