Director Business Development Middle East & North Africa
Salar Babajan is currently the Director of Business Development, Middle East & North Africa for Equinor (previously known as Statoil). Dr. Babajan career spans more than 30 years in the Middle East oil & gas industry working in multiple environments, primarily focusing on subsurface technical management, technology implementation and business development.
Prior to joining Statoil in 2011, Dr. Babajan held the role of managing director and country chair for Shell Abu Dhabi in charge of Shell interests in the emirate. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles in Shell Abu Dhabi and Oman & Abu Dhabi National Oil Company - ADNOC.
Dr. Babajan holds Doctorate & Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sheffield - UK & Master’s degree in Fuel Technology & Pollution Control from the same university.
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