Senior management

Senior management


Ali Rashid Al Jarwan - CEO

On 4th March 2017 Al-Jarwan joined Dragon Oil as MD Exploration & Production and CEO.  He has over 3 decades of leadership and technical experience in E&P. Al-Jarwan earned a B.Sc degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; MBA from the International Institute of Management Development in Switzerland; and a degree in General Management from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Ali Rashid Al Jarwan held several leadership positions in ADNOC group among them is Chief Executive Officer of AbuDhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) from June 2006 to June 2016.  He also served as Board Member in several organizations such as, NPPC, NDC, Atheer, IRSHAD and the Petroleum Institute.

Al-Jarwan has received several recognition awards, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) ‘Regional Service Award’ in 1992, the distinguished SPE membership in 1999 and SPE/AIME (American Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers) honorary membership in 2013, and The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.  He has also chaired several international conferences such as GEO in 2002, the 8th HSE International Conference in 2006 and ADIPEC 2006, 2008 and 2012.

Fareed Abdulla AlHashmi

Fareed Abdulla Al Hashmi - Chief Operating Officer (Operating Assets)

Fareed AlHashmi joined Dragon Oil in July 2017 as Executive Director – Petroleum Development and recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer - Operating Assets.


With over 35 years of experience in field development, drilling, operations and as well as management, he worked namely for ADNOC. Fareed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from WVU in USA.


In 2004, he was appointed as the Chairman of the newly formed ADNOC/ PI Research & Development Oil Sub-Committee. In July 2007 he was appointed as the Assistant General Manager (Existing Development). In January 2010 became responsible for Bab Field and ADNOC Sole Risks as Senior Vice President (Bab & Gas) and afterwards in 2013 became responsible for North East Fields.


He served as the Regional Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) representing Middle East and North Africa for the period 2013-2015. During the period 2008–2016, Fareed Served ADIPEC as Technical Program Chairman.

Ahmad Ali Bin Obood

Ahmad Ali Bin Obood - Director of Finance and Planning

On October 2017, BinObood has joined Dragon Oil as the Director of Finance. He has over 19 years of leadership and financial experience, mainly in the Government Sector. BinObood earned a B.Sc degree in Accounting from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai, and an MBA from Zayed University; and a degree in Leadership from Harvard School. 

Ahmad Ali BinObood is a strong team builder and promotes an atmosphere that encourages high talented professionals to balance high level skills with maximum production. BinObood held several leadership positions including the Director of Finance at Dubai Health Authority in 2006, and the Finance Director at Dubai Land Department in 2009.  In 2012, he also served as the Director of Finance at the Prime Minister’s Office.
BinObood has received several recognition awards, such as the distinguished Government Employee across the Emirate of Dubai in 2005 within the Dubai Government Excellence Program. 

In September 2019, BinObood was promoted to be the Chief Financial Officer of Dragon Oil.




Mana Bin Qutami - Executive Director of Corporate Services

Mana Bin Qutami, Executive Director of Corporate Services comes to us with finance background and over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom.

He is responsible to lead, direct and manage Dragon Oil’s HR, IT and Procurement services ensuring effective development and implementation of strategies, processes, policies, and procedures in order to support the achievement of business objectives in line with the vision.

Mana first joined Dragon Oil as Joint Venture Accountant handling Tunisia, Iraq and Afghanistan projects, he has then worked as Head of Operations in the Purchasing Department, after which he has served in the HR Department as the Director of HR & Admin before finally being assigned as Executive Director of Corporate Services. His career also includes experience of structured finance, merges and acquisitions from the banking sector.


Tayeb Huwair - Chief Operating Officer (Non-Operating Asset)

Mr. Tayeb Huwair joined Dragon Oil on 21st May, 2017 as Chief Operating Officer (Non-Operating Asset) based in Dubai.  Tayeb holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tri State University, Indiana USA in Chemical Engineering.  Tayeb comes to us with over 25 years of experience in Project Management, Project Interfaces, Discipline Engineering, Field Development Concepts, Business Planning, Screening and Ranking of Capital Investments and Operation.  Before joining Dragon Oil, Mr. Huwair worked for ADMA-OPCO as Senior Vice President (Projectd & Engineering).


Badria Khalfan - Chief HR Officer

Mrs. Badria Khalfan - Chief HR Officer joined Dragon Oil on the 6th May 2018 with approximately 30 years of experience. Her passion is sharing her vast HR experience by managing and leading HR infrastructure through technology, compliance and people. Badria also enjoys in-depth, professional and hands on experience in different HR functions. Prior to joining Dragon Oil as a Director of Human Resources and Administration, Badria held several corporate HR leadership positions in the oil and gas industry.   

Badria served also as a Human Capital Manager in ADMA-OPCO, Human Resource & Administration Deputy Director in ADNOC. She has played important roles as a Chairperson in different committees such as Job Evaluation Committee, ADNOC Group National Recruitment Committee, Supply & Procurement Evaluation Committee (SPEC) and Housing Allocation Committee (HAC).   

Badria holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Global Leadership and Management from the University of United Arab Emirates. She is an active member of many prominent HR organizations both on the national and International level.






Abdulkarim AlMaazmi - Executive Director Exploration & New Ventures

Mr Abdulkarim Almaazmi is a veteran leader and amongst the most respected minds in the oil and gas sector. He has accumulated over 36 years of experience and a strong delivery record. His leadership was proven in significant businesses with large multi-cultural and multi-discipline teams.  Abdulkarim has built mutually respectful and influential business relationships with stakeholders in the Middle East Region and represented companies at senior executive positions.

Savvy visionary and is esteemed as a proponent of empowerment and accountability and is known for leading companies through changes and challenges to profitable growth.

In July 2011, he served as the President & General Manager of BP UAE, where he spearheaded the upstream segment in partnership with ADNOC and the Government of Sharjah. Under his leadership the company collectively produced around 235 thousand barrels of oil per day BP Net. He served as primary contact for onshore concession renewal (ADCO 2014) and offshore (ADMA 2018).

Abdulkarim joined Dragon Oil (ENOC) in May 2018 as Executive Director of Exploration & New Ventures. Overseeing interests in MENA region.

Additionally, his Board Memberships include: 

  • Board member of ADCO, ADMA, ADGAS, NGSCO &  Bunduq Abu Dhabi (2011-2016)

  • Board member of Anabeeb JV Company – Sharjah (2010 – 2016)

  • Governance Board member in Petroleum Institute – Abu Dhabi (2011- 2016)

  • Board of Trustees for Emirates National Development Program Dubai (2005 – 2013)

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