Dennis McShane '77

Dennis McShane ‘77 has over 40 years’ experience in banking, corporate finance, and board advisory service to the natural resource sectors in the US, Europe, Africa Dennis McShaneand, Australia. Over his career he has been involved in numerous transformational corporate transactions both as director or advisor. He was the Executive Director of Strategy for Ophir, plc, an Africa focused oil and gas exploration company, having previously served as Senior Independent Director during its IPO. Mr. McShane was the Executive Director of Finance and Strategy leading the IPO of Ferrexpo, plc, a Ukrainian Iron Ore producer. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director with JPMorgan Chase. He currently serves as a non-executive Chairman of Jadestone, plc, a Southeast Asia/Australia focused oil and gas company and as a director of the Advertising Checking Bureau, a private US based channel marketing service company.

Mr. McShane graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1977, BA, magna cum laude, in Russian Studies and completed the PMD at Harvard Business School.

A New Paltz sponsored summer semester in the Soviet Union inspired a lifelong passion for travel. Along with this love of travel comes a love of cooking cuisines from around the world.