Board of Directors


H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Sultan Al-Qasimi Honorary Chairman of Dana Gas PJSC, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Petroleum Council.
Mr. Hamid Jafar is the Founder and Chairman of the Crescent Group of companies headquartered in Sharjah in the UAE, with regional offices in the Middle East and the UK. The Crescent Group includes Crescent Petroleum and Crescent Enterprises, the latter being the non-energy division of the Group, which together operate a variety of regional and international commercial ventures. Crescent Group is the largest shareholder in Dana Gas PJSC. Crescent Enterprises is engaged in a variety of commercial ventures including container port operations, logistics, real estate, power generation and private equity.

Mr. Jafar is the Chairman of Gulftainer Ltd, a specialist in container terminal operations which manages Sharjah, Khor Fakkan, Jubail and Umm Qasr Ports in the Middle East, as well as Canaveral Cargo Terminal and Port of Wilmington in the USA. 

He is also a founding shareholder of the URUK Group engaged in the electrical power contracting sector. 

Mr. Jafar has a wide range of philanthropic interests involving disabled and disadvantaged children, cancer treatment and education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah.

Separately, Mr. Jafar is also actively promoting a culture of transparency and accountability in the Gulf Region through the 'Pearl Initiative', founded in co-operation with the United Nations Office of Partnerships. The Pearl Initiative is a private sector not-for-profit set up to improve business practices in the region, and Mr. Jafar serves as Chairman of its Board of Governors.

Mr. Jafar is the founder of the UAE Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization (now ‘YPO Gold’), and is a member of the international Chief Executives Organization.

Mr. Hamid Jafar attended St. Paul's School in London, and subsequently studied at Churchill College, Cambridge University, where he obtained his Bachelor's Engineering Degree (specializing in Thermodynamics & Fluid Flow) in 1967, followed by a Master's Degree.

Mr. Rashid Saif Al-Jarwan is the Vice Chairman of Dana Gas. He also serves on the Board of several institutions as the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat), Oman Insurance Company, DIFC Investments (DIFCI), Mashreq Bank and Al Ghurair Holding Company.  In addition, he is the Chairman of the Board Steering Committee in Dana Gas.

Through his extensive oil and gas experience extends over than 40 years, Mr. Al-Jarwan held the position of Acting CEO for one year and General Manager in Dana Gas for 3 years earlier.  Earlier he held the position of General Manager in ADGAS for 8 years and several technical and managerial posts in ADNOC Group of companies in Abu Dhabi for 28 years. He also served on the board of the National Petroleum Construction Co., the National Drilling Co. in Abu Dhabi and the Sharjah Industrial Development Co. and Fertil Company in Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Rashid Al-Jarwan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Mr. Varouj Nerguizian is the General Manager of Bank of Sharjah, UAE since 1992.  He is the Chairman and General Manager of Emirates Lebanon Bank SAL, Lebanon (member of Bank of Sharjah Group) since 2008.

Mr. Nerguizian is a Founding Member of Dana Gas and the Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee. He is also a Founding Member and Chairman of the Lebanese Educational Fund SA and the Lyceé Libanais Francophone Prive in Dubai, a non-profit educational initiative that caters to the needs of the Lebanese and Francophone communities of the UAE since 2003.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Growthgate PEF and the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah.   

Mr. Varouj Nerguizian holds Sciences Economiques Degree from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon and from Université Lyon Lumière, France.

Mr. Said Arrata is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Oil and Gas in the United Kingdom, which is involved in exploration and production of oil and gas concessions.  In addition, he has been the Chairman of the Reserves Committee in Dana Gas .
Through his extensive oil and gas extensive experience that extends over than 40 years, Mr. Arrata is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sea Dragon Energy Company in Canada till 2015.  He is a former Co-Founder and CEO of Centurion Energy International in Egypt in addition to senior management positions in major global oil companies in Canada and around the world. 

Mr. Said Arrata holds a B.Sc. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University, along with several post-graduate accreditations at various universities in North America, as well as numerous oil and gas industry technical and management course diplomas.

Mr. Abdullah Ali Almajdouie is the Group President and Vice Chairman of Almajdouie Holding Company since 1986.  He is holding several chairs in GCC companies as Almajdouie De Rijke Logistic Co. in KSA, Star Marines Services in Dubai, Petrology LLC in Bahrain and Raya Financing Co. in KSA. 

Mr. Almajdouie is the Vice Chairman of Dhahran International Exhibitions Co. and serves on the board of several companies as Arab Union of Land Transport in Jordan, Arab Paper Manufacturing Co. and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University in KSA. In addition, he is a Counseling Member in Tharawat in Dubai and a member of social & charitable organizations in Saudi Arabia and in GCC as well.

Mr. Abdullah Almajdouie holds Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Majid Hamid Jafar is the CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the main founder and largest shareholder of Dana Gas.  He is the Vice-Chairman of the Crescent Group of companies, a diversified family business group headquartered in Sharjah in the UAE and active across different industrial sectors and countries. His previous experience was with Shell International's Exploration & Production and Gas & Power Divisions in Europe.

In addition to his energy industry positions, he serves on the board of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development, Queen Rania Foundation and the Iraq Energy Institute. He is also a member of the GCC Board Directors Institute and the Young Presidents Organization, and is an Accredited Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD Mudara).

Mr. Majid Jafar holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Engineering (Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics) from Cambridge University (Churchill College), as well as an MA (with Distinction) in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies, and an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School, USA.

Mr. Ziad Abdulla Galadari is the Founder and Chairman of Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants. He has been practicing as Advocate, Legal Advisor and Arbitrator since 1983.

Mr. Galadari is the Chairman of Galadari Investments Group.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Dubai World Trade Centre and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (DU).  He is he is a member of Lawyers International Association and Institute of Chartered Arbitrators. 

Mr. Ziad Galadari holds Bachelor’s of Laws (LLB) Degree from UAE University.

Mr. Hani Hussain Alterkait served as the Oil Minister in Kuwait until 2013 and Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) from 2004 until 2007.

Mr. Hani currently serves on the Board of several companies as Advanced Petrochemical Company in KSA, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Warba Bank in Kuwait. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Remuneration & Nominations Committee in Dana Gas.  Previously he held various executive positions in several oil and petrochemical companies in Kuwait as Kuwait National Petroleum Co., Petrochemical Industries Co., Public Authority for Industry, Hoechst German and Ikarus Petroleum Industries Company.

Mr. Hani Alterkait holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tulsa in USA.

Mr. Nureddin S. Sehweil is the Chief Executive Officer of UAG and Uni-Arab Engineering & Oilfield Services in Abu Dhabi.

His experience extends nearly 46 years in the E & P areas. He started his oil & gas career with Mobil Oil Corporation and Consolidated Natural Gas in the Gulf of Mexico area and has experience over 7 years in the Nuclear Power generation.

He serves on the board of Uni-Arab Group and its subsidiaries and partnerships in the Oil and Gas Engineering, Services and Supplies, Newline Soosan ENS, Newline Huvis Water and Newline Orbitech in the nuclear power generation services.

Mr. Nureddin Sehweil holds a BSC. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University, USA.
Mr. Shaheen Mohamed Almheiri is currently the General Manager of Al Rubaya Group since 2001.  Al Rubaya Group is a leasing and real estate management company, commercial agencies and representation of international companies.

He also holds the position of the General Manager of Abu Dhabi Medical Company since 2007, the exclusive company of Siemens in the United Arab Emirates. Previously Mr. Almheiri was the Assistant Director of Marine Management at Abu Dhabi Environment Authority until 2010. In addition to his board membership in the National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels since 2010, he also is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Shaheen Almheiri holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communications Technology from Staffordshire University in the UK.

Mr. Jassim Mohamedrafi Alseddiqi is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG). He has been at the helm of the company since its establishment in 2011, transforming it into one of the leading and fastest growing investment management companies in the MENA region. He is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered investment strategies in the region.

Mr. Alseddiqi is the Chairman of SHUAA Capital, Eshraq Properties, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer.  He also serves on the board of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Abu Dhabi Capital Group and ADNOC Distribution. He has also served as a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi based Petroleum Institute.

Mr. Jassim Alseddiqi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, USA.
Omran Ismail Abdalla Al Zamani, Senior Legal Counsel and Board Secretary holding this position since December 2019. He is an Emirati qualified lawyer joined Dana Gas as Senior Legal Counsel on 27th May, 2018.
He holds a Master degree in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations with Focus in International Business Law from Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and a bachelor degree of law from University of Sharjah.
He has more than 11 years of experience of corporate commercial practices in the region. Prior to joining Dana Gas, he was with ABB Group of Companies as Legal Counsel & Data privacy Officer for UAE & Oversights Countries (Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan).
Omran Al Zamani is a certified Board Secretary by The Institute of Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

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