Staff

Mohamed Aly Hassan

Mohamed Aly Hassan is the General Manager and Managing Director of Cheiron’s Joint Operating Companies Amapetco and Petroweb. Mohamed has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. Prior to this, Mohamed was the CEO of EGPC, then the Chairman of EGAS. He started his career as a petroleum engineer in Petrogulf Misr (previously known as Geiso Oil Company) in 1985. Throughout the years, he has also worked as a General Manager of Rashpetco, Chairman for Operations in…

Amina Taha

Amina Taha is Cheiron’s Commercial Manager, a position she took on in July 2018. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Commercial and Legal Manager at Cheiron. Amina has 16 years of experience in the field of economic research and policy-making having previously worked as Senior Economist at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and held positions at El Ezz Group, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies. Amina has a BA…

Ashraf Gad

Ashraf Gad has been the General Manager and Managing Director of Cheiron’s Joint Operating Company Norpetco since 2017. Ashraf joined Cheiron in 2010, working first as the Deputy Field Manager and later as the Deputy General Manager for Petrogulf Misr, one of Cheiron’s Joint Operating Companies. Mr. Gad began his oil and gas industry career first working as a Drilling Fluids Engineer for Admasco and later holding several positions from Senior Production Engineer to Offshore and Onshore Production Department Manager…

Shamrendra Singh

Shamrendra has 20 years of experience in the oil & gas upstream business spanning time spent in India, North Sea and Egypt. He started his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Enron and then, following Enron’s acquisition by BG, the BG Group where he held various technical positions initially in India and then in the UK and Norway covering a range of E&P activities including working on offshore installations. Subsequently, he moved on to take several leadership positions in BG…

Hamed Abdelkarim

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…

Hassan Sayed

Hassan Sayed has been the Deputy Finance Manager since November 2013, and has more recently taken on the role of Head of Treasury in June 2017. As part of his roles, Hassan is responsible for all finance disciplines, including accounting, budget, taxation, as well as dealing with Cheiron’s partners, EGPC, and several financial institutions. During his time at Cheiron, he has worked on transactions, acquisitions and divesture activities, and gained experience negotiating with banks and investors. Hassan graduated from Helwan…

Dr. Noha Mansour

With over 20 years of human resource, organizational development and administration experience, Dr. Noha started her career in the public sector where she spent 14 years in four different Ministries in Egypt, before joining the private sector in 2011. In the private sector she was exposed to different industries including oil and gas, services, trading, and investments. During her time as the Manager of Human Resources for Cheiron, she was responsible for developing and implementing training & development, performance management,…

James Garvie

James is Cheiron’s HSE Advisor, responsible for the design and implementation of the Company-wide HSE and sustainability management framework. He has 27 years of development and operational experience. Prior to joining Cheiron, he was Group Environmental Engineering Manager for BG Group overseeing environmental performance across 25 countries. As a consultant, James has also helped BP, Shell, Centrica and the UK’s National Grid deliver developments globally. Outside the oil and gas industry, he was on the senior management team for one…

Tawfik Diab

Mr. Tawfik Diab currently occupies the position of PICO Energy Services Holding Company’s Executive Chairman. In his previous role as Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Diab transformed Cheiron Petroleum Corporation from a national player into a leading independent Egyptian exploration and production company with operations in Egypt, Mexico and Romania and a specialization in revitalizing mature fields. Mr. Tawfik is a member of the Board of Directors of Al-Ahly for Development and Investments and Cairo Financial Holdings and is a…

David Thomas

Mr. Thomas is a seasoned oil and gas industry professional with over 35 years of experience in the sector. He started his career as a petroleum engineer with Conoco, working in the UK and Dubai before moving into reservoir engineering and asset management positions. Subsequently, he joined Lasmo where he became the Group GM Operations and, following the company’s acquisition, held three regional Vice President roles with Eni managing the North Sea, Russia/Asia/Australia and West Africa asset portfolios. Subsequently, David…