Vancouver-based Standard Lithium has named Salah Gamoudi as CFO, taking the position previously held by Kara Norman who steps into the newly created chief accounting officer role, the company said Sept. 25.

Gamoudi, one of Hart Energy’s 2022 Forty Under 40 honorees, previously served as CFO and executive vice president of SandRidge Energy Inc., an oil and gas E&P. As CFO, he will direct Standard Lithium’s financial strategy and lead its investor relations and market-facing activities, focusing on growing shareholder outreach, communication and value creation, the release stated.

“As we place greater emphasis on commercial construction, resource expansion and strategic partnerships, Salah’s addition is timely,” Standard Lithium CEO Robert Mintak said. “Kara Norman’s leadership as CFO, especially during our early growth and the NYSE American listing, has been foundational.”

As chief accounting officer, Norman will oversee the financial close process, manage filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and ensure stringent internal controls for precise and timely reporting, the company said.

The appointments become effective Oct. 1.