Power 50

Oil & Gas Middle East Power 50 2019

The 50 most influential figures shaping the upstream oil and gas sector.

It has been a whirlwind year for the regional oil and gas industry. Watching the market intently from our perch, Oil & Gas Middle East has seen the slips, successes and surprises that have kept oil and gas companies on their toes this year. In our Power 50 list, we tally all of these up to rank those who have demonstrated leading behavior, leaving an impact on the regional market for the year, and for years to come.

While strong financial performance is one factor we consider when putting together this list, the key word here is “impact”. Our Power 50 are game-changing industry leaders who push boundaries and influence the nature of the oil and gas sector. The world is changing, and so must the energy industry.

Some may be disappointed to find their position has slipped since the last incarnation of this list, which only featured 40 industry leaders. This year, the competition is fierce, and some former list members are back with a vengeance. As might be expected, among the top ranks of list are the NOCs and IOCs that commonly feature in industry headlines, but there have been some surprising movers even among the top echelons of the upstream industry.

Methodology: Oil & Gas Middle East scrutinises the activity of each company on the list. However, we can only consider credible information that is publicly available, including financial statements, press releases and company data.

1 - 10

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
1

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

CEO - ADNOC Group
Amin Nasser
2

Amin Nasser

CEO - Saudi Aramco
Khalid Al-Falih
3

Khalid Al-Falih

Chairman - Saudi Aramco, Minister of Energy, Industry and Resources - KSA
Bob Dudley
4

Bob Dudley

CEO - British Petroleum
Claudio Descalzi
5

Claudio Descalzi

CEO - Eni
Patrick Pouyanne
6

Patrick Pouyanne

Chairman and CEO - Total
Raoul Restucci
7

Raoul Restucci

Managing Director - PDO
Hashem Sayed Hashem
8

Hashem Sayed Hashem

CEO - Kuwait Petroleum Company
Masoud Karbasian
9

Masoud Karbasian

Managing Director - NIOC
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
10

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

CEO - Mubadala Investment Company

11 - 20

Wang Yilin
11

Wang Yilin

Chairman - CNPC
Ben Van Beurden
12

Ben Van Beurden

CEO - Royal Dutch Shell
Pete Bartlett
13

Pete Bartlett

Chief Executive - BAPCO
Darren W. Woods
14

Darren W. Woods

CEO - ExxonMobil
Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei
15

Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

President - OPEC Conference, Minister of Energy
Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour
16

Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour

CEO - Sonatrach
Osama El Bakly
17

Osama El Bakly

Chairman - EGAS
Vicki Hollub
18

Vicki Hollub

CEO - Occidental Petroleum
Takayuki Ueda
19

Takayuki Ueda

President and CEO - Inpex
Rainer Seele
20

Rainer Seele

CEO - OMV

21 - 30

Saif Humaid Al Falasi
21

Saif Humaid Al Falasi

CEO - ENOC
Jabar Al Luaibi
22

Jabar Al Luaibi

Vagit Alexperov
23

Vagit Alexperov

CEO - Lukoil
Patrick Allman-Ward
24

Patrick Allman-Ward

CEO - Dana Gas
Shashi Shankar
25

Shashi Shankar

Chairman - ONGC
Mustafa Sanalla
26

Mustafa Sanalla

Chairman - NOC Libya
Abed Ezz El-Regal
27

Abed Ezz El-Regal

CEO - EGPC
Majid Jafar
28

Majid Jafar

CEO - Crescent Petroleum
Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri
29

Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri

Chairman - TAQA
Igor Sechin
30

Igor Sechin

CEO - Rosneft

31 - 40

Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh
31

Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

Managing Director - Dolphin Energy
Isam Al Zadjali
32

Isam Al Zadjali

CEO, Upstream - Oman Oil Company
Mohammad Iravani
33

Mohammad Iravani

Chairman and CEO - Dana Energy
Hassan Montazer Torbati
34

Hassan Montazer Torbati

Managing director - NIGC
Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh
35

Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh

Chairman - Petronas
Ahmed Ali Attiga
36

Ahmed Ali Attiga

CEO - APICORP
Alexey Miller
37

Alexey Miller

CEO - Gazprom
Hatem El Mosa
38

Hatem El Mosa

CEO - Sharjah National Oil Company
Ali Al Jarwan
39

Ali Al Jarwan

CEO - Dragon Oil
Bijan Mossavar Rahmani
40

Bijan Mossavar Rahmani

Chairman - RAK Petroleum

41 - 50

Frederic Chemin
41

Frederic Chemin

General Manager - Dubai Petroleum
Bjorn Dale
42

Bjorn Dale

Managing Director - DNO
Chan Chauto
43

Chan Chauto

President - CEFC China Energy
Eldar Saetre
44

Eldar Saetre

CEO - Equinor
Walid Nasr
45

Walid Nasr

Chairman - Lebanese Petroleum Administration
Francois Perrodo
46

Francois Perrodo

Chairman - Perenco
Su Yeong Yang
47

Su Yeong Yang

CEO - Korea National Oil Company
Mario Mehren
48

Mario Mehren

CEO - Wintershall
Ha Young-Bong
49

Ha Young-Bong

CEO - GS Energy
Masahiro Okafuji
50

Masahiro Okafuji

Chairman and CEO - Itochu