BSc in Civil Engineering, Oxford University; MSc and PhD in Managing in Asset Integrity and from 1997, Research Fellow, University of Surrey. Chartered Member, Institute of Civil Engineers, UK. PMI certified senior project manager. Oil and gas executive with more than 15 years of experience in upstream, midstream and downstream projects. Started career as Head of the Oil and Gas division, international engineering consulting firm, London. Former Senior Project Manager positions, capital offshore and onshore projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa, major IOC. March 2013, appointed to the Board of Directors, Libyan Investment Authority (Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund); responsible for overseeing the energy portfolio. March - Nov. 2011, Programme Manager, Libya Stabilization Team (LST), appointed by the National Transitional Council's Executive Office. Author of publications on durability of offshore and onshore facilities.