Chief Financial Officer
Sami Zouari joined Gulf Keystone as Chief Financial Officer in January 2015, following careers in both the oil & gas industry and investment banking, where he also had a particular focus on the Energy and Commodities sectors in the Middle East and North Africa.
Prior to his appointment, he served as the Regional Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for North Africa, Iraq and Oman at BNP Paribas in London, overseeing various financial transactions in the MENA region with a focus on the oil and gas industry. Between 2008 and 2012, he was the Head of MENA within the Energy & Commodity division of BNP Paribas in Paris, managing lending transactions for oil and gas private and public companies.
Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr Zouari worked for Total EP in a number of roles, starting as an Economist for the Middle East Division and finally as Commercial Manager for Total EP Libya in Tripoli, overseeing all non-operated assets producing in excess of 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Mr Zouari holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a BA from Columbia University.