Wael Sawan

Wael Sawan
  • Managing Director, Pearl GTL; Chairman
    Qatar Shell Services

Wael Sawan is Managing Director and Chairman of the Qatar Shell companies, including Pearl GTL, one of the largest oil and gas project in the world since. He is also a Board Member of the Qatargas Operating Company, the largest LNG producer in the world. Apart from an investment banking stint with Goldman Sachs in New York, Sawan has spent his career in the Royal Dutch Shell Group and has worked in each of Shell's core business units: Exploration and Production, Gas and Power, and Downstream. He has also held a number of positions, including General Manager for Acquisitions and Divestments of Shell's global retail network and Vice-President for Commercial, New Business Development and LNG in Qatar. Sawan holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.