Eng. Abdelgawad has over 25 years of experience in environment consultancy. 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, Eng. Abdelgawad was appointed MENA Regional 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.
Eng. Abdelgawad 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. 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, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), 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 Limited (CHL), Egyptian Refining Company (ERC), Statoil Egypt El Dabaa Offshore AS, Pharaonic Petroleum Company (PhPC), Egypt Japan Petrochemical Corporation (EJPC), TECHINT Engineering & Construction, IFC/World Bank, EBRD 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).