Mr. Abdelkarim is the General Manager and Managing Director of Cheiron’s Joint Operating companies Petrogulf Misr, a position he took on in September 2016, and SROCO. Prior to this, Hamed was the General Manager and Managing Director of Gempetco, another of Cheiron’s JV companies. He joined Cheiron in early 2006 as Exploration Manager. Hamed started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980 working as a Well-site Geologist and later as a Senior Geologist for GUPCO before moving on to work as Senior Sales Representative for Numar UK Ltd. Before joining Cheiron, he spent eight years at Halliburton Egypt, holding various position and ending his service with the company as Senior Account Manager. Hamed graduated with a BSc in Geology from Cairo University in 1979.