Calgary, Alberta-based Chinook Energy Inc. (TO: CKE.TO) appointed Jason Dranchuk as its vice president of finance and CFO, the company said June 26.

The roles become effective July 14, the company added.

Most recently, Dranchuk was the vice president of finance and the CFO for Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TO: ZAR.TO, OTC: ZARFF), also based in Calgary, Chinook said.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a certified management accountant and a chartered accountant, Chinook said.

"Mr. Dranchuk is a well-respected financial management executive and I am confident that we will be well-served by his leadership." Walter Vrataric, Chinook's president and CEO, said.

Chinook Energy Inc. explores and develops oil and natural gas in western Canada and North Africa.