Jack W. Hanks Bio

Chairman, President and CEO of MMEX Resources

Jack W. Hanks serves as CEO of MMEX Resources and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In 1987, Hanks formed Maple Resources Corporation and has continued to serve as its founder and president since its inception. Maple Resources engaged in a number of oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures and ultimately acquired assets that included 10 gas processing plants and approximately 770 miles of natural gas gathering lines and transmission infrastructure. In 1992, Maple Resources developed the Maple Gas del Peru refining and gas to power projects in Peru. In 2007, Maple Energy, plc was listed on the London AIM to operate the Peru projects. Hanks served as the Executive Chairman of the Board from 2007 to 2009.

Hanks set up Maple’s original management team and personally hired virtually all of Maple’s key senior executives. Through the years, Hanks has remained in close contact with all key management at Maple and has elaborated a tentative two-phased plan with varied management structures, aimed at dealing with the post-acquisition transition process, and later with the implementation of Maple’s growth opportunities.

In 2010, Hanks and partners acquired MMEX Mining Corp, a public mining company and transitioned MMEX to the oil, gas, refining resources company of today renaming it MMEX Resources. Hanks has served as Chairman, President and CEO of MMEX Resources since 2010. The business plan of MMEX focuses on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and electric power projects in Texas, Peru, and other countries in Latin America using the expertise of its principals to identify, finance and acquire these projects.

Hanks received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Petroleum Land Management in 1968 from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1971, he received his Juris doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.


University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas.

Juris doctor, 1971

University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Petroleum Land Management, 1968

Professional Experience:

MMEX Resources Corporation, Chairman, President & CEO 2010 to Present

Maple Energy, plc, Executive Chairman of the Board 2007-2009

The Maple Companies, Limited, BVI: Chairman 1992 to 1997

Maple Resources Corporation, Dallas, Texas. Chairman, President, & CEO- 1987 to Present.

Akin Gump Strauss Law Firm Washington, D.C., 1976-1986

Pierson, Semmes, Law Firm Washington, D.C. 1973-1976

Pennzoil Corporation, Houston, Texas, Counsel: 1971-1973.