Digital Transformation across three markets: Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream Panel

Presented as part of the Young Member Engagement Committees’ Future Leaders Workshop 2019, this panel session explores the impact of technological developments on young professionals in the industry. Our panel discuss how these changes are influencing all areas of Petroleum production, including downstream, midstream and upstream as well as taking questions from the audience.  

Ahmed El-Banbi

Professor and Chair, Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering , University of Cairo

Ahmed is currently a professor of Petroleum Engineering and chair of the department at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He has more than 25 years of diversified international experience in reservoir and petroleum engineering. He worked as an engineer, trainer, and a technology developer. Ahmed spent 12 years with Schlumberger where he held a variety of technical and managerial positions in 5 countries. He has considerable experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams and performing integrated reservoir studies. Previously, he had shorter assignments with a major oil company and a consulting company in addition to academic research and teaching experience. He authored and co-authored one book, two book chapters, more than eighty technical papers, and holds one US patent.

Hussam Abuseif

General Manager for Egypt and Sudan, Baker Hughes

Hussam Abuseif is the General Manager for Egypt & Sudan for Baker Hughes, a GE company. He brings more than 20 years of diverse experience primarily in the oil and gas industry. Hussam started his career with Schlumberger as a Field Engineer. During his 14-year tenure there, he held leadership roles across the Middle East and the US. In 2010, Hussam joined Baker Hughes, a GE Company business as the country director of Iraq. In 2012, he was appointed as Vice President Marketing & Sales for the Middle East region responsible for developing growth platforms and sales strategies to expand the company’s presence and commercial footprint. In 2014, Hussam was appointed as Vice President Operations for Middle East and Assia Pasific Region where he was responsible for financial performance, human capital planning, technology deployment, asset management and major growth opportunities.

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