Hisham Refaat

hisham refaat

Managing Partner at Qatar Fuel


Bio Summary

Hisham is a seasoned professional with a spectrum of skills that engulfs the O&G industry. He has optimised upstream production whilst with BP in the Middle East and the North Sea. He has helped formulate/ execute strategy for Mckinsey energy clients worldwide. He has experienced the industry from the eyes of IOCs, NOCs, joint ventures, service companies and independents. He is adept at evaluating O&G assets, problem solving, valuation/ prioritization of initiatives and strategizing improvement/ transaction roadmaps. He is proficient at managing internal and external stakeholders through structured communication packs and personal influence. He is a value negotiator and a distiller of ideas into SMART interventions, contract terms, action plans and KPIs. He is backed by educational credentials, worldly exposure and entrepreneurial ‘learn it‘ and ‘get it done’ attitudes.

Employment History

Qatar Fuel

Managing Partner

Qatar Fuel

2013 - present

Cairo Egypt

- Developed Egypt strategy & operational plan for financial inclusion & mobile payments - Prepared Egypt fuel subsidies reform strategy & presented to 6 ministers including Prime Minister - Conducted technical commercial, l ...see more

McKinsey & Company

Senior Associate

McKinsey & Company

2009 - 2012

Cairo, Egypt

- Facilitated the E&P optimization workshop as part of the Malaysia Economic transformation program - Performed market entry due diligence for an IOC to enter Egypt E&P - Led the upgrade of Upstream performance management o ...see more

British Petroleum - bp

Operations Engineer

British Petroleum - bp

2006 - 2008

London, UK

- Championed roll out, implementation and embedding of BP operating and planning processes. This led to the longest uninterrupted production run in the history of the North Sea (549 days, 95% efficient, $100M savings). Platfo ...see more

British Petroleum - bp

Safety & Operations Engineer

British Petroleum - bp

2001 - 2006

Cairo, Egypt

- Achieved a 3% increase in production efficiency ($80M incremental production) of the field through applying the bp root cause investigation methodology to production upsets and populating a hopper system for opportunities. ...see more

Language Skills

Country Experience

Australia Egypt Italy Saudi Arabia Malaysia United Kingdom





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Program Management

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