Sami has more than 30 years’ international experience in both oilfield services and upstream companies. He was Appointed Executive Vice President for Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream joint ventures in February 2016 until May 2019.
From 2008, prior to joining Shell, he worked in BG Group plc where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer from November 2013. In this role, he was responsible for BG Group’s global upstream operations as well as BG Technical. From 2009, he was Managing Director for Africa, Middle East & Asia, where he was responsible for all upstream, midstream, and downstream activities in the region. Prior to BG Group, he held many key leadership roles with Schlumberger, undertaking assignments in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the USA.