Vicki Hollub will become the most influential woman in the oil and gas industry when she takes over as CEO of Occidental Petroleum in May. In a bleak period for the sector, how will the future boss of one of America’s biggest energy firms cope with the challenges ahead?
The ramping down of electricity subsidies and the subsequent pressure on Gulf government budgets could — finally — prove to be a tipping point for solar power, says Abdul Latif Jameel Energy boss Robert De Diego Arozamena
Petrochem founder does not mince his words as he warns that the current dire situation of the petrochemicals industry is here to stay, and reveals his dramatic plans to restructure in a bid to remain one of the region’s biggest players
As Kuwait Petroleum International diversifies its revenue streams into large emerging markets in Asia, president and CEO Bakheet Al Rashidi explains why his company is investing in some of the biggest refinery projects in the world.
The GCC region, known principally for its abundance of oil and gas reserves, will become the frontrunner in embracing the now commercially viable solar energy, according to Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of Riyadh-based ACWA Power
Stéphane Michel, senior vice president for the Middle East and North Africa at French oil behemoth Total, believes that his company needs to maintain its flexibility and continue showing its financial muscle amid the dramatic slide in oil prices.
When Naji Skaf was appointed CEO of gas group Gulf Cryo well in advance of his 40th birthday, he raised several eyebrows. The young executive discusses how he uses his age to his advantage, what it’s like trying to advance within an established family...
Serial entrepreneur Sir Peter Ogden has made his millions through banking and IT, but has still found the time to launch energy recruitment outfit Spencer Ogden, which has just opened its first office in the Gulf
With its multiple partnerships and subsidiaries, Nakilat represents Qatar’s marine industry at its best, helping to diversify the Gulf state’s economy and supporting its oil and gas sector at the same time. Arabian Business meets Muhammad Ghannam, Nakilat...
Formed just seven years ago, his Crescent Enterprises subsidiaries employ over 6,000 people and are on course to being highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan
Five years after re-spinning Image Nation’s focus towards its Abu Dhabi base, CEO Michael Garin explains why the media firm’s success will ultimately be measured not by the number of blockbusters it produces but by its ability to craft an industry that no longer needs it.