E S Sathyanarayanan

E Sathy


Joined Petrofac


Appointed Group Managing Director, Engineering & Construction


Sathy has held various key operational and functional roles leading to Group Managing Director, gaining extensive experience in diverse geographical locations including India, CIS, MENA.  His role has included that of head of country operations for Iraq where he led Petrofac’s entry into the country and established its operations through successful delivery of a number of critical projects.  Later, in his role of Managing Director, Technical Services, he was responsible for all technical resources including Petrofac’s three Indian engineering centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. Sathy has also been instrumental in driving company wide change initiatives on resource optimisation, value engineering, automation and operational excellence.

Most recently, Sathy has been appointed to the role of Group Managing Director, Engineering & Construction with full P&L responsibility for Petrofac’s EPC portfolio in its core markets including the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Iraq, as well as its Offshore Capital Projects business.


Sathy has more than 31 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, with a strong record of leading delivery of complex EPC projects in geopolitically challenging areas, as well as functional management of large resource pools.  He is an expert on deriving value through operational excellence and the use of technology. He is well known for his optimistic and collaborative nature, and also for his ability to motivate large workforces.