Witold Henisz, the Warton School professor who wrote the recent [...]
Royal Dutch Shell is one of the biggest oil and gas multinationals. It is involved in every stage of the oil industry and employs 100,000 people in more than 90 countries.
Brothers Mansour and Salah Fustok, are Lebanese Sunnis who have been established in the Gulf for more than 40 years. A third brother, Mahmoud, died in a road accident in 2006 but the two remaining brothers remain the gatekeepers that foreign companies need if they want access to the entourage of the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. [...]
Yuri Shafranik, head of SoyuzNefteGaz since its creation in 2000, is Russian oil diplomacy's homing missile. Energy minister under Boris Eltsin, he has guided Russia back to into the oil and gas industries of its former satellites and Arab allies. [...]
Chief executive of Blenheim Capital Partners since its foundation in 2006, Grant Rogan has been active in the Gulf since the 1980s. His father, Richard Grant Rogan, was already a connoisseur of the region. Middle East director of Northrop Grumman in the 1970s, he was a regular contact of Adnan Khashoggi, the famous Saudi arms dealer. [...]
Despite Nicolas Sarkozy's determination that they make their mark in Iraq, French companies have yet to catch up with their European and U.S. competitors and now a number of them, jaded by Iraq's bureaucracy and insecurity, are turning their attentions [. [...]