Mohamed Abdelgawad HassanFounder & President
Eng. Abdelgawad has 30+ years of experience in environment & social consultancy field. He has a proven track record in successfully starting up sustainable businesses as Co-founder of Komex Egypt (1997 – Environment, Social, & Water Resources Consultancy) developing it into a high profile regional franchise with other business partners in the Middle East and North Africa. Post-acquisition of Komex by WorleyParsons in 2006, Abdelgawad was appointed regional managing director for environment and water resources at WorleyParsons, playing a key role in starting up WorleyParsons operations in Egypt and North Africa (2006 – 2013) across different sectors including Upstream/Downstream Hydrocarbons, Infrastructure, Environment, Power, Minerals, Metals, and Chemicals. He holds the Egyptian license for conducting environmental impact assessments for project (registration # 2021/5/17/73).
He has extended experience in executing, managing and directing environmental projects across the MENA region including Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE dealing with the technical, B2B and B2G business aspects of any project model. As a principal environmental consultant, he provided environmental consultancy for major clients to assure compliance with international lenders’ environmental requirements; including but not limited to World Bank/IFC/Equator Principles, EIB, US EX-IM Bank, EBRD, UKEF, SACE, JBIC, AfDB, AFC, CIDA, UNDP, Korean Ex-Im Bank, HSBC, environmental regulators, and other IFI’s.
He has secured and/or managed major customer accounts successfully; including but not limited to: the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the United Nations/UNDP/OUDA, Charming Sharm Development Company, MISR Petroleum Ltd., M W Kellogg, Chiyoda Corporation, Union Fenosa Gas, SEGAS (Damietta LNG), Egyptian LNG (Idku), BG Egypt, BG Libya, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), Qatar Petroleum (QP), Statoil Libya, ExxonMobil Qatar Inc., Sonatrach (Algeria), Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), Repsol Libya (REMSA), OXY Libya, NOC Libya, Repsol Algeria (REASA), KfW (German Aid Agency), JAPEX Libya, CNPC Libya, Sokhna Port Development Company (SPDC), Methanex, ECHEM, Agrium, Egyptian Basic Industries Company (EBIC), Anadarko Qatar Energy, BP Egypt, Hess Egypt Exploration Limited (HEEL), Nippon Libya, Saint-Gobain Group, Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), Gaz de France Exploration Egypt BV (GDF), Carbon Holdings (CHL), Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex (TPC), Egypt Hydrocarbons Corporation (EHC), Egyptian Refining Company (ERC), Statoil Egypt El Dabaa Offshore AS, Pharaonic Petroleum Company (PhPC), Egypt Japan Petrochemical Corporation (EJPC), TECHINT Engineering & Construction, Wood Group plc./Foster Wheeler, and others.
Eng. Abdelgawad holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), a B.Sc., in mechanical power engineering from Cairo University, and a professional certificate in environmental engineering from the American University in Cairo (AUC).