Ihsan MalikCO-FOUNDER AND CEO at ISA Energy
Ihsan is currently Co-Founder and CEO of ISA Energy, a project development and advisory firm with offices in London, UK and in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Established in 2018, ISA Energy Ltd specialises in sustainable project development for clients in the Eastern Mediterranean (power generation, transport and mobility, maritime and shipping, industrial, waste and water sectors).
Ihsan has over 20 years' experience across UK, Europe, Middle East and China (including 15 years at SHELL and 3 years at UBS) developing major energy and infrastructure projects. Specialising in new business development, commercial management of assets, and M&A in the energy sector (mainly in gas/LNG and renewables), Ihsan previously worked as Commercial Manager for Shell; most recently being responsible for marketing and trading of Shell’s upstream operated and JV operated equity production in Europe (UK North Sea, Norway, Denmark and Italy).
Ihsan has led project teams in developing and constructing large-scale gas projects in both the UK North Sea and the Middle East/North Africa/ East Med (including Qatar (LNG and GTL), UAE, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Oman); negotiating SPAs, joint venture agreements and other commercial agreements.
Ihsan has a wide range of commercial and project management experience in managing, governing and commercially optimising operating and non-operating joint ventures with NOCs and IOCs in the Middle East. Prior to joining Shell, Ihsan worked in M&A at UBS Investment Bank in London. Ihsan graduated from Oxford University, as well as completing executive education from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government).