John Jimenez is the Chief Financial Officer at BKV Corporation. With almost three decades of experience in oil and gas, John is responsible for overseeing governance, risk, cost and profit objectives to maintain shareholder value and drive growth throughout the organization.
Prior to BKV, John was the Chief Financial Officer, Gas and Power Trading Americas and a member of the Board of Directors at BP Energy Company and operated a robust control organization that covered market risk, credit risk, operational risk and finance for BP’s Gas and Power trading business. In addition to his various senior management roles at BP, he was interim Chief Executive Officer for VAKT, a venture started by some of the world’s leading energy majors trading houses and banks. The entity was established to develop a blockchain-based digital platform modernizing the post-transaction management of physical energy commodities. In addition, John has held various leadership roles in international business environments, ranging from start-up operations to corporate head offices, and has lived in the US, UK, Mexico, Poland, Bulgaria and India.
John received a BA in Accounting from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Outside of work, John is a proud husband, father and grandfather. He maintains a passion for basketball, having played and coached at various levels of competition. He also likes to travel with this wife and has set a goal to travel to over 100 countries in his lifetime.