BG Group announced the appointment of Dr. Arshad Sufi as the new President and General Manager for BG Egypt.

Dr. Sufi carries more than 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector. His vast experience encompasses a wide range of gas related projects in the USA, Canada, Trinidad, Egypt, Qatar, the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Oman. He is a holder of a doctorate in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.

He joined BG Group in 2000. His 10 year career with BG Group has seen him assume a number of leadership positions, including the post of VP Commercial, BG Egypt. During his previous appointment in Egypt, he spearheaded the development of the Egyptian LNG project, which launched Egypt’s position as one of the world’s biggest exporters of LNG. Prior to moving to Egypt, Dr. Sufi held the post of BG Group Vice President Oman and Middle East, based in Oman.

Commenting on his new appointment, Dr. Sufi said: “It is truly an honour to be back in Egypt and again to be a part of BG Egypt, which is one of the biggest British investors in the country and a strong partner of the Egyptian government. Last October, we celebrated 20 years of energy partnership with Egypt, and I look forward to many more achievements in the future.”

About BG Egypt:
BG Egypt, a business of BG Group, is one of the principal British investors in Egypt. In 2009 the company celebrated 20 years working in the country. It is a leading player in the development of the local natural gas industry with investments spanning the gas chain from exploration through development and production to downstream projects in LNG.

The company operates the largest share of Egypt’s gas production, accounting for some 40 per cent of the country’s gas output, which supplies both domestic and international market.