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 - Executive Director - Petroleum Development

Fareed Al Hashmi joined Dragon Oil on the 2nd of July 2017 as an Executive Director- Petroleum Development. With over 33 years of experience in field development, Drilling and operations across in Oil and Gas Industry (ADCO/ADMA).

Fareed graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University in USA.

In 2000 he was appointed as the Petroleum Development Manager, where he was engaged with projects related to boosting ADCO's production by developing new reservoirs and fields.

2004 – 2010, he served 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.

In October 2012, Fareed has been appointed as the Regional Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) representing Middle East and North Africa.

From 2010 – 2017, Fareed has served as ADIPEC 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 17 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 a 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.  He has also chaired several committees in his previous organizations such as Head of Annual Budget Committee, Head of Recruitment Committee, Head of Jobs Evaluation Committee, and Head of Employees Motivational Support Committee.


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 - Executive Director - Engineering & Projects, OPERATIONS

Mr. Tayeb Huwair: joined Dragon Oil on 21st May, 2017 as Executive Director Projects & Engineering 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).

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