Amjad Bseisu holds a BSc Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, an Msc and D.ENG degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford University, and an Executive MBA from SMU in 1986 when working for ARCO. From 1984 to 1998, Amjad worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), ultimately as Head of International Marketing, Negotiations and Business Development, and President of ARCO Petroleum Ventures and ARCO Crude Trading, Inc. Amjad was a founding chairman of Serica Energy plc and Stratic Energy Corporation.
In 1998, Amjad founded Petrofac Resources International Limited, the operations and investment arm of Petrofac, where he was Chief Executive and a member of the board of Petrofac Limited. His family trust was a major shareholder of Petrofac Limited upon listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2005, to become the largest European Oil Services company and a member of the FTSE 100. In April 2010, Amjad formed EnQuest PLC which became the largest UK independent producer only four years after start-up and was a member of the FTSE 250 companies upon listing.
Amjad was appointed British Business Ambassador for Energy by the UK Prime Minister and served from 2013 to 2016. He was appointed Chairman of the World Economic Forum Oil & Gas Independents Community in 2016 and continues to be an active Forum participant. Between 2010 and 2018, he was also non-executive Chairman of Enviromena Power Systems, a private company and the leading developer of renewable solar energy plants in the Middle East and North Africa.
Amjad is a supporter of many charities and sits on a number of charity boards. The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundation has been focused on children’s education, sports, and women’s empowerment, principally in the Middle East region.