Our Management Team has over 100 years of cumulative experience in the oil field services industry.
Mr. Foda has more than 22 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry working for Schlumberger Limited around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Since June 2016, he has served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Schlumberger. From July 2013 through June 2016, he served as an officer and the President for the Production Group of Schlumberger. In his previous roles, Mr Foda served as the President of Schlumberger Europe and Africa, Vice President and Managing Director of the Arabian market (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain), Worldwide Vice President for Well Intervention, Vice President for Europe, Caspian and Africa, Managing Director of Schlumberger in Oman, Operations Manager for UAE, Qatar, Yemen and the Arabian Gulf. He started his career in 1993 with Schlumberger, working on the offshore fields in the Red Sea, then transferred to Germany as the general manager of operations in Eastern Europe countries (mainly Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary). Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, he worked in the information technology and computer industry for two years in Egypt. He graduated in 1991 from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Faculty of Engineering, and he holds a BSc double major in Electronics and Automatic control. Sherif is a board member of Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERII), a technology company based in California and is the Chairman and founder of GlobalConnect Ltd., an independent E&P focused investment company. Also, he serves on the board of Trustees of Awty International School in Houston, and is a board member for Al Fanar Venture philanthropy in London.
Mr. Dudeja has more than 20 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry working for Schlumberger Limited in South and South East Asia, Middle East, Europe and the US. From April 2014 to August 2016, he led the Sales and Commercial function for the Production Group of Schlumberger. In his previous roles, he served as the Wireline Marketing and Sales Manager for Europe, Africa and Caspian, Worldwide Training & Development Manager and Acting Personnel Manager for Wireline, General Manager for Wireline for India, Oilfield Services Training & Staffing Manager for Schlumberger for the Middle East and Asia region and Country Manager for Wireline in Vietnam. He started his career in 1996 with Schlumberger, working primarily offshore Mumbai High and then in the South China Sea, handling exploration and deep-water wireline logging operations. He also has co-founded two startups in the education analytics field in India and US, one of which he actively led from 2012 to 2014 as COO. He is also the co-founder of PetroConnect LLC, an independent E&P investment company. He graduated in 1996 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi) and holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electric Engineering with a minor in Management Studies.
Mr Nawfal has more than 41 years of professional experience in Tax, M&A and Financial transactions working for Schlumberger in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the US. In his last role with Schlumberger, he served as Deputy Director of Tax for Schlumberger Ltd, based in the Houston headquarters. His responsibilities included strategic tax planning, corporate structuring and he has done extensive work on acquisitions, including large transactions such as Smith and Cameron, divestitures, joint ventures and post-acquisition restructuring.
Mr. Briscoe has over 35 years of experience in finance and the energy industry, providing consulting and advisory services to public and private energy companies and investors, since his retirement in 2015. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bristow Group, Inc., the largest provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, from 2014 until his retirement. He joined Weatherford International Ltd, one of four global integrated oilfield service companies, in 2011 as Chief Accounting Officer and served as Chief Financial Officer for 2012 and 2013. From 2005 through 2011 he served in various roles at Transocean Ltd. including Finance Director for Americas, Director of Investor Relations, Vice President of Internal Audit and Vice President and Controller for the last three years. Prior to Transocean, Mr. Briscoe was with Ferrellgas Partners LP from 1997 to 2005 serving in various roles including Vice President of Accounting for the last three years. From 1991 to 1997 he held various finance roles, initially at Baroid Corporation and continuing through the acquisition by Dresser Industries Inc. in 1994, leaving as Controller for Latin America. From 1987 to 1991 he was Chief Financial Officer for a regional US energy holding company and began his career in 1981 working for KPMG and EY public accounting firms through 1987. Mr. Briscoe currently serves on various boards including The University of Texas McCombs Business School Advisory Board as Vice Chairman, the Southern Federal Credit Union as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, the Finance Committee of the Memorial Park Conservancy and as Chairman of the Programs Committee of Financial Executives International in Houston.
Ms. Kablawi has over 20 years of professional experience covering global finance positions within Schlumberger, a leading oilfield services company, as well as in Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”). During her 13 years with Schlumberger, Ms. Kablawi worked in diverse positions within the finance function, gaining multiple areas of expertise including Financial and Strategic Planning, Tax Management, Internal Audit, Business Process Transformation and M&A. From January 2016 to August 2017, Ms. Kablawi served as a Finance Director for the Schlumberger Land Rigs segment, covering various geographic areas including Middle East & Asia, Europe & Africa and North & Latin America. Between January 2012 and December 2015, she served as a Regional Finance Director for MI SWACO Middle East where her responsibilities included the integration of the acquired Drilling Fluids business into Schlumberger as well as serving on the Board of Directors of a strategic Joint Venture. Her previous roles included Corporate Internal Audit Manager as well as Tax Manager for Seismic Services in the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Kablawi also has 8 years of experience up to Senior Manager level with PwC London, covering Audit, Advisory and Transaction Services including Mergers, Acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings (“IPOs”). She graduated in 1996 from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. In 2000, she qualified as a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Our Board of Directors support us in identifying acquisition targets and ensure proper corporate governance. They have over 100 years of cumulative experience in the oil field services industry.
Mr. Foda has more than 22 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry working for Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) (“Schlumberger”) around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Since June 2016, he has served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Schlumberger. From July 2013 through June 2016, he has served as an officer and the President for the Production Group of Schlumberger. From June 2011 to June 2013, he served as the President of Schlumberger Europe and Africa. From June 2009 to June 2011, he served as the Vice President and Managing Director of the Arabian market: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. From July 2007 to May 2009, he served as the Worldwide Vice President for Well Intervention. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Vice President for Europe, Caspian and Africa. From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Managing Director of Schlumberger in Oman. In 2001, he served as the Operations Manager for UAE, Qatar, Yemen and the Arabian Gulf. He started his career in 1993 with Schlumberger, working on the offshore fields in the Red Sea, then transferred to Germany for two years, then as the general manager of operations in Eastern Europe countries (mainly Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary). Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, he worked in the information technology and computer industry for two years in Egypt. He graduated in 1991 from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Faculty of Engineering, and he holds a BSc double major in Electronics and Automatic control. Sherif is a board member of Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERII), a technology company based in California. Also, he serves on the board of Trustees of Awty International School in Houston, and is a board member for Al Fanar Venture philanthropy in London.
Mr. Wood is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in establishing and growing public and private companies that provide or use oil and gas contract drilling services. Since December 1990, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Round Up Resource Service Inc., a private investment company. Mr. Wood founded Xtreme Drilling Corp. (TSX:XDC), an onshore drilling and coil tubing technology company, in May 2005 and served as its Executive Chairman until May 2011 and its Chief Executive Officer and Director from May 2011 through August 2016. He is the founder of Savanna Energy Services Corp. (TSE: SVY), a North American energy services provider, where he served as the Chairman from 2001 to March 2005. He also served as Director at various companies engaged in the exploration and production of junior oil and gas, including Wrangler West Energy Corp. from April 2001 to 2014; New Syrus Capital Corporation from 1998 to 2001 and Player Petroleum Corporation from 1997 to 2001. In addition, Mr. Wood served as the President, Drilling and Wellbore Service, of Plains Energy Services Ltd. from 1997 to 2000 and Wrangler Pressure Control from 1998 to 2001. He served as the President of Round-Up Well Servicing Inc. from 1988 to 1997 and Vice President of Shelby Drilling from 1981 to 1987. Mr. Wood holds a BA in Economics from University of Calgary.
Mr. Campo Mejia has been a non-executive director of the Supervisory Board of Fugro N.V. (Euronext: FUR), a company providing geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services, since 2014 and Vice-Chairman of Basin Holdings, a global holding company focused on providing products and services to energy and industrial customers since 2012. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Campo Mejia served as non-executive director at Integra Group, an oilfield services company, mainly active in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Campo Mejia also served as non-executive director at Basin Supply LP, Basin Tools LP and Basin Energy Services LP from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Campo Mejia spent 28 years of his professional career at Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services company, in a multitude of senior management positions in different parts of the world. In his various roles with Schlumberger, Mr. Campo Mejia served as the President of Latin America for Oilfield Services and President of Europe & Africa and was the President of Schlumberger’s Integrated Project Management business responsible for the worldwide operations in this service line. Prior to that, Mr. Campo Mejia served as Director of Personnel for the Reservoir Management Group in Houston, Texas and Vice President of Oilfield Services Latin America South managing a full range of services in the region. In his career prior to 1997, Mr. Campo Mejia held a number of senior management and technical positions in Schlumberger’s wireline business. Mr. Campo Mejia received his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1980.
Ms. Zeibak is the Director of Investments - Oil, Gas, Power, Commodities and Industrials, for Olayan Europe Limited, The Olayan Group’s investment advisory arm for the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. The Olayan Group is a private multinational enterprise with diverse commercial and industrial operations in the Middle East and an actively managed portfolio of international investments. Ms. Zeibak joined The Olayan Group in July 2005, initially with Olayan America, before moving to Olayan Europe. Since joining the Group in 2005, she has focused primarily on public and private equity investments in the energy and affiliated sectors. Ms. Zeibak is also a member of the Oxford Energy Policy Club.
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