PETROFAC - Key Persons


Afonso Reis - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
  • in 2012 As Group Head of Structured Finance
  • Sousa, Chief Financial Officer / Experience
Afonso joined Petrofac in 2012 as Group Head of Structured Finance and accumulated a portfolio of increasing responsibility including Group Treasurer, Head of Tax and Group Head of Enterprise Risk. He has a background in investment banking, having begun his career with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, and has extensive experience in corporate and project finance.

Al Emadi

Job Titles:
  • Financial

Alison Broughton

Job Titles:
  • Head of Company Secretariat and Secretary to the Board
Alison joined Petrofac in August 2011, and is responsible for the Group's regulatory, governance and listing rule compliance framework. She is a Fellow of ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute, with 24 years' experience in a UK listed environment. She is Secretary to the Board and its Committees. Prior to joining Petrofac, she spent eight years with Wolseley plc (now Ferguson plc) as Deputy Company Secretary. In 2002, she joined the company secretariat of Shell Exploration & Production Limited, part of the Royal Dutch Shell group, following the takeover of Enterprise Oil plc, where she started her company secretarial career in 1997.

Alison Flynn

Job Titles:
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
  • Group Director of Communications and Sustainability
Alison is responsible for all internal and external communications and external affairs, including investor relations and sustainability. Experience She joined Petrofac in 2013 from global mining company Xstrata plc, where she held a senior Corporate Affairs role. She has more than 20 years' experience in communications and external affairs roles in multinational organisations operating in geo-politically challenging, regulated environments, following an earlier career in journalism. Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Construction

Andrea Abt

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
Andrea has an extensive background in a variety of functional roles, including sales, finance, procurement, and logistics. She has specialist knowledge of the European market. She started her career at Dornier Luftfahrt, a company of the Daimler-Benz Group, before joining Siemens in 1997. At Siemens, she held various leadership roles, including Head of Supply Chain Management and Chief Procurement Officer for Infrastructure & Cities from 2011 to 2014. She was a Non-executive director of Brammer plc until February 2017, a Non-executive director of SIG plc until February 2020 and a Non-executive director of John Laing Group plc until September 2021. Andrea is a Non-executive director Polymetal International plc and Exide Technology. She is a member of the supervisory board of Gerresheimer AG.

Ayman Asfari

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Founder and Chairman of the Asfari Foundation
Ayman is the founder and Chairman of the Asfari Foundation. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American University of Beirut and member of the board of trustees for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and member of the Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisors.

CARL WILLIAM THOMPSON - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • VP FINANCE

David Davies

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
David has more than 35 years' experience as a financial professional with a successful career as CFO and deputy chairman of the executive board at OMV Aktiengesellschaft, as well as serving as group finance director for both Morgan Crucible Company plc and London International Group plc. Was formally a Non-executive director of Ophir Energy Plc until May 2019 and of Uniper SE until April 2020.

Elie Lahoud - COO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
  • Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Construction
As Chief Operating Officer, Elie has overall accountability for strategy and delivery against our Engineering and Construction (E&C) business plan.

Francesca Di Carlo

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Head of Global Procurement at ENEL S.P.a
Francesca has an extensive background in various senior positions, specialising in corporate finance operations, strategy, audit and human resources. She holds a BA in Economics from La Sapienza University in Rome. Currently, Francesca is the Head of Global Procurement at ENEL S.p.A, leading a significant reorganisation of the group with the aim of integrating ENEL's largest subsidiary, as well as its wide Latin America portfolio, into a single group. Over the course of her career, she covered a wide range of roles at the Telecom Italia Group, including Head of Investor Relations, Head of Financial Planning and Head of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. She is the former Chairperson of Stream and Telespazio, as well as a former director of Sky Italy.

George Pierson

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
George is a qualified lawyer and engineer with an extensive background in risk management, contracting, construction law, compliance, and cost efficiency. He has an excellent understanding of operational and engineering management. George was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Parson Brinckerhoff between 2010 and 2014 having been General Counsel and Secretary from 2006 and COO of its Americas operations from 2008. Previously, he was Non-executive director of WSP Global Inc, Terracon Consultants, Inc. and Railworks LLC. Joined The Kleinfelder Group Inc. in August 2016 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until becoming Executive Chairman in September 2019.

Jim Andrews

Job Titles:
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
  • Group Director for HSE
  • Group Head of HSE
As Group Director for HSE, Jim has overall accountability for quality, health, safety, security and environment. Experience Jim has almost 30 years' of experience with Schlumberger, working in numerous countries and across several senior managerial positions in operations and functions. Most recently he was the President of Production Management and prior to that spent three years as Schlumberger's Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environment. Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Production Services

John Pearson

Job Titles:
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
  • Chief Operating Officer, New Energy Services
As Chief Operating Officer - NES, John has overall accountability for growing and delivering our new energies business plan. Experience He joined Petrofac in 2017, prior to which he spent 28 years with AMEC Foster Wheeler and five years with Chevron, in the UK and the US. His previous roles have included President of global oil, gas and chemicals businesses, and multi-market roles running the Americas, Northern Europe, and CIS regions. He has also been a Co-Chair of Oil & Gas UK. Des Thurlby, Group Director of Human Resources

Jonathan Dyke

Job Titles:
  • Regional Head of Communications ( East )

Matthew Barton - Chief Legal Officer

Job Titles:
  • Group General Counsel
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
Matthew is responsible for all Legal, Compliance and Company Secretariat functions. Ensuring that all colleagues have access to relevant, timely and commercially valuable legal advice, he also ensures that the Group's business is conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Matthias Bichsel

Job Titles:
  • Senior Independent Director
  • Vice - Chairman of Sulzer AG
Matthias has more than 40 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and extensive commercial and strategic capabilities. He has deep understanding of operational, project and technology management, with broad knowledge of sustainable development issues. Until 2014, Matthias held several senior managerial roles over his 34-year career with Royal Dutch Shell. His last position was member of the Group's executive committee and director of Capital Projects and Technology. Other positions include director of Petroleum Development Oman; President of Shell International Exploration & Production Inc and MD of Shell deepwater services in Houston; executive vice president global exploration and executive vice president technical of Shell Upstream in The Hague. Matthias is vice-chairman of Sulzer AG. He is also a non-executive director of Canadian Utilities Limited and of South Pole Group and a member of the advisory board of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital.

Nick Shorten

Job Titles:
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
  • Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Production Services
As Chief Operating Officer - EPS, Nick has overall accountability for delivery against our EPS business plan.

René Médori - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Chairman
René has extensive international financial experience, with knowledge of balance sheet strengthening opportunities and financing arrangements. He has a well-established knowledge of governance and regulatory matters and a good understanding of operational and strategic management. René was Finance Director of Anglo American plc from September 2005 to April 2017 and retired from the company in January 2018, after more than 12 years. Until December 2017 he was a non-executive director of De Beers and Anglo American Platinum Limited. He was a non-executive director of SSE plc until December 2017 and Cobham plc until January 2020.

ROBERT STEPHEN MCKNIGHT

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Sami Iskander - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Group Chief Executive
  • Member of Group Executive Committee
Experience Sami has more than 30 years' international experience in both oilfield services and upstream companies. He was Appointed Executive Vice President for Royal Dutch Shell's upstream joint ventures in February 2016 until May 2019. From 2008, prior to joining Shell, he worked in BG Group plc where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer from November 2013. In this role, he was responsible for BG Group's global upstream operations as well as BG Technical. From 2009, he was Managing Director for Africa, Middle East & Asia, where he was responsible for all upstream, midstream, and downstream activities in the region. Prior to BG Group, he held many key leadership roles with Schlumberger, undertaking assignments in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the USA. Afonso Reis e Sousa, Chief Financial Officer Experience Matthew Barton, Group General Counsel

Sara Akbar

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
Sara has more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, with a unique insight into the Middle Eastern environment. She has wide-ranging international experience and significant operational and project management capabilities. Until the end of 2017, Sara was Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Energy KSC, which she founded in 2005 to leverage the opportunity for an independent engineering and production company in the Middle East and North Africa and Eurasia regions. She served in various positions in the oil and gas industry in Kuwait and internationally from 1981 to 1999. Sarah holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering.

Sophie Reid

Job Titles:
  • Head of Global Marketing and Communications ( West )