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Leadership Team

William Tropp, President

Mr. Tropp serves as Tiger Petro President, and has over thirty years of experience in global finance, project development and engineering.
Prior to founding Tiger Petro, Mr.Tropp was president and Managing Director of Tiger Financial, Inc. With offices in the United States and London. Tiger Financial, Inc., built and financed power plants and refineries in South and Central America, Hotels and Gaming Casinos for International Corporations and the Mojave Indian Tribe. From 2001 through 2007 syndicated financing for over 5 billion dollars internationally for energy and related commercial projects. Tiger Petro has brokered and traded fuel for over 10 years. Colonel USAF, Retired. Combat pilot Viet Nam 1967-1970. Military Assets Coordinator, Air Force Command: Responsible for the acquisition and budgeting aircraft material requirement and support personnel for combat readiness and operations, worldwide.

BS Mechanical Engineering.. McGill University, Montreal, Canada

MS Engineering Management.. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Patrick Flaherty, Managing Partner / Legal Mandate

F. Patrick Flaherty is a manager member of Future Energy Inc., a company involved in the heavy oil recovery market. He has been in fuel sales for seven years involved in closing multiple transactions both domestically and abroad. Mr. Flaherty is a senior executive experienced in developing companies and leading them through mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, sales and marketing. He has been involved in seven startup companies and involved in the structure, financing, and securing major contracts in the hi-tech industry. Mr. Flaherty previously was President and CEO of a computer hardware and software distribution company that focused on telecommunications products. He was also involved with several companies developing communications technologies utilizing internet communications. In 1996, he was on a project team to develop a semi-conductor plant in Armenia. He has been involved in developing a for-profit organic agriculture program using greenhouse and alternative energy technology. Mr. Flaherty held sales and management positions at IBM Corporation, AT&T/Paradyne, and Nortel Corporation.


Roy Waalzaam, Director European Affairs / Mandate

Roy Waalzaam has been working in the Petroleum Industry for more than 35 years. Before dedicating himself for the Petroleum Industry he was active in General Commodities all over the Globe. Mr. Waalzaam speaks six foreign languages fluently which enable him to communicate in the native language of prospect customers, who do not master the English language. The languages spoken: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Mr. Waalzaam is also a professionally trained computer engineer for which he had to travel a lot to foreign countries using his language skills. Because of his experience in the Petroleum Industry he was asked to join Tiger Petro Ltd. as a European Director / Mandate to negotiate and transact business on a global basis, attend TTM with partners mostly in Europe.


Vinayak Seshadri, Director

Vinayak Seshadri has been a Sr. Management Executive since 1995 – till date. He has worked with some of the top companies such as America Online (USA), Netscape (Bangalore), Wipro (India), Dell (USA), Automotive World (UK), CTW-Holdings Inc. (USA), Midola Business Solutions (USA), Svan Ship Management (Rotterdam / India), Gadiel ltd. (UK), NECL (USA), GREA (USA), YES! GmbH etc. Vinayak is a Post Graduate in Master’s in Business Administration (Marketing) from a premier institute in India (IBAM) associated to San Jose University (CA – USA), His basic Graduation is in Bachelor of Commerce.

He is also certified in FICA, Diploma in Main Frame (ES-9000), Super Minis (AS-400), Networking and Security, Multi Media, Hardware Solutions, Software Development and Design, Software Exports, BPOs, Leading and coaching the AOL way, World Leaders Certification, Black belt Six Sigma Solutions, Pragrati, Dell Leaders Insight Certification and Pilot’s license – just to name a few. He holds key position from Sr. VP, Chief Advisor, Sr. Consultant to Director level for various MNCs to the board for top companies. His specialization comes in International Businesses Development in the areas of Data mining, Aviation (Sale of Commercial Aircrafts), Fuels (Jetone, D2), Buyer and Seller markets of JP54, D2,6, Mazut (IFO), Crude, Procurement of Financial Instruments (SBLC, BG. LC) and Wealth Management Programs and International Consulting. He possesses a total of 23 years of International experience in various domains.