The Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) Committee announced the appointment of David Chi, Vice-President of Apache Corporation and Country Manager for Apache in Egypt, as the Chairman of the committee.

This announcement was made during the opening of the 4th Upstream Technical Convention which is organized by the Egypt Oil & Gas group.

Chi Succeeded Sameh Sabry, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Wintershall Dea. Sabry led the committee for 15 months where he supported the committee’s vital presence in the oil and gas sector. Among the committee’s significant achievements under Sabry’s leadership was the launch of the unified Ramdan HSE Campaign and COVID-19 response plan.

During his opening speech, Chi thanked Sameh for his efforts during the challenging time of the pandemic. “It was a very challenging time. He has accomplished a lot. you should really be proud of your efforts” Chi said.

Additionally, Chi thanked Mohamed Fouad, the CEO of Egypt Oil and Gas, and his team for their support to the committee.

The new Chairman praised the efforts of the committee describing it as the best platform to bring the industry together. “It is a great place to communicate, collaborate and tackle common challenges together.”

Chi added, “The Egypt Oil and Gas Committee can be a great ambassador for the Egypt oil and gas industry and share the success we have under the leadership of His Excellency Engineer Tarek El Molla.”

The EOG Committee was established in 2012 seeking to unify the industry’s voice and to work in parallel with the government to enhance the well-being of the petroleum industry. It brings together exploration and production companies, service companies, government entities, and leading industry experts under one roof to address the challenges the industry is facing and to find potential solutions.

David has been the Vice President of Apache Corporation and Country Manager of Egypt since May 2016. Prior to this role, he held the position of General Manager and Managing Director of Qarun Petroleum Company after his arrival in Egypt in 2014.  David transferred to Cairo from his role as Country Manager and Interim Region Vice President of Argentina and has held various management positions with Apache in Argentina and Houston.

Chi has served on several boards, including Executive Vice President of the Board of Governors for American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.  He is also the Chairman of the Board and President of Springboard Girls Schools, a nonprofit organization founded by Apache that focuses its efforts on educating girls in rural areas of Egypt.  In addition, David is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of Petroleum Engineering at the American University in Cairo, a Trustee in Cairo American College’s Board of Trustees, and as board member for several companies.