Maen Razouqi is the President for Schlumberger Northern Middle East Region (NME), located in Kuwait City, Kuwait, a position he assumed in July 2017.
Prior to that role, Maen held various Senior Management positions including the Vice President for Schlumberger South East Asia based in Kula Lumpur, Global Marketing & Technology Vice President for the Reservoir Characterization Group managing the R&D and M&A portfolios based out of Paris.
He started his career with Schlumberger in 1998 as a Field Engineer based in Sonora, Texas and has worked since then in his home country, Kuwait, and internationally in North America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe in various operational and managerial roles including Technical, HR, Sales, Operations and Marketing.
Maen holds an Engineering degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University and a Diploma of Strategic Finance from IMD. He is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has written many oil & gas related papers and received several industry awards.
Michael Townshend has been working for BP for 33 years in roles covering engineering, project management, operations, strategic planning, and mergers & acquisitions. His posts have ranged from projects to operations in the USA, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Between 2002 and 2007, he was CEO of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and managed BP’s onshore business in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Michael Townshend has been President of BP Iraq since 2009. He served on the Board of TNK-BP between 2011 and 2013 and was President of BP Russia in 2013. Starting October 2014, Michael became The Regional President BP Middle East.
Michael Townshend holds an honours degree in Engineering and an MBA with distinction.