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MENA Energy Forum
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Salih Merghani
Vice President - Energy Sector at The Olayan Group


Mr. Merghani is an Energy Executive with 22 years of experience in the industry; currently, he is the Vice President for Energy Services at Olayan Group, where his responsibilities include managing Olayan’s investments in the energy sector. Mr. Merghani is also a Board Director of several privately-owned JV companies in the Middle East. Mr. Merghani joined Olayan Group in 2017 after 16 years in the oil and gas service industry with Schlumberger, the majority of it working in East Africa, GCC Countries, and Latin America.

Mr. Merghani graduated from the University of Khartoum with a first-class bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and started his career as fluid mechanics engineer in pipelines.

Agenda Sessions

  • In-Country Value (ICV) centric industrial growth in the MENA region

  • The rising importance of solar energy, wind energy, wate-to-energy, and nuclear power