Mr. Tarek El Barkatawy is the new Chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC). Mr. El Barkatawy has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University and over twenty years experience in the Egyptian petroleum sector. 

He formerly held a variety of positions in the private sector for companies such as Weatherford and Circle Oil.   He transtioned to the Ministry of Petroleum in December 2012 and currently serves as First Secretary for Agreements and Exploration at the Ministry of Petroleum.