Ayman Asfari

Ayman Asfari


Joined Petrofac


Became Group Chief Executive

Key strengths

Ayman has a distinguished record with strong operational leadership skills and international focus. He has extensive business development skills, a wealth of oil and gas industry knowledge and a clear strategic vision. He also has an entrepreneurial track record.


Ayman joined the Group in 1991 to establish Petrofac International, of which he was CEO. In 2005, he led the successful initial public listing of the Company.

He has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He formerly worked as MD of a major civil and mechanical construction business in Oman.

External appointments

Ayman is founder and chairman of the Asfari Foundation. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American University of Beirut, and of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

He is a Business Ambassador for the UK Prime Minister, and a member of the Chatham House Senior Panel of Advisors.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contribution to the field.