Mr. Carrillo formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (“Zion”) (NYSE: ZN), a publicly-traded company engaged in onshore oil and gas exploration in Israel. Mr. Carrillo has served as a director of Zion since September 2010, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 through June 2015. Carrillo served as a Director at Magnum Hunter Resources from 2011 through early 2016. From 2003 through 2010, Mr. Carrillo served as a statewide elected commissioner on the Texas Railroad Commission, overseeing the Texas oil and gas sector.
Currently, Mr. Carrillo serves on the Advisory Board of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and on the board of directors of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce. During his time of service on the Texas Railroad Commission, Mr. Carrillo served as Chairman of the Governor’s Texas Energy Planning Council, Chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and Vice Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. In 2002, Victor was elected as County Judge for Taylor County, a post he held when Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Texas Railroad Commission in February 2003. In 2004, he won his first statewide election with almost four million votes, securing a six-year term of office. Mr. Carrillo received a B.S. in geology from Hardin-Simmons University, an M.S. in geology from Baylor University, a Juris Doctorate with emphasis in both environmental and oil and gas law from the University of Houston Law Center and an honorary Doctorate from Hardin-Simmons University.