Hanter began his career with Shell in Egypt in1993 where he has held a wide range of positions across the Oil & Gas value chain: Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream.

During this time he has taken on key leadership roles such as Managing Director for Fayoum Gas Company, a gas distribution company in Egypt; Managing Director for Shell CNG Egypt; Gas Manager for Egypt and Syria, in addition to serving on the boards of a number of Shell’s Joint Ventures.

In 2008, he was appointed Country Chair for Shell in Iraq, and Managing Director for Basrah Gas Company after its inception in 2013.

"Returning back to Egypt, my home country, after an exciting journey with Shell in the Middle East and Europe, gives me a great pleasure. I look forward to working closely with the Government of Egypt, and our partners, to further develop the Egyptian energy sector, which would help meet the domestic and global market's energy needs”, said Hanter.

Before assuming the role of Vice President, Country Chairman & Managing Director for Shell Egypt on 1st of December 2016, Hanter was Vice President Government Relations for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region based out of the Hague, the Netherlands, where Royal Dutch Shell Headquarters (HQ) is.

Hanter added, “I have had the pleasure, together with Mr. Sami Iskander, Executive Vice President for Joint-Ventures, Royal Dutch Shell, to meet with H.E. Eng. Sherif Ismail, Egypt's Prime Minister, and H.E. Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, this week, where we explored means for further expanding Shell's presence in the Egyptian market, which dates back to more than 100 years in which we have invested several billion dollars in exploration and production projects in oil and gas, in addition to the production and marketing of oil, and gas distribution.”

“Through our joint-ventures, we have a stake of around a quarter of the country's gas production, with the acquisition of BG earlier this year, making us one of the leading gas producers in the country. I look forward to furthering our investments in Egypt in the coming period,” said Hanter.

Hanter is replacing Aidan Murphy, who has taken on a new role in Shell HQ.

About Shell:

Shell companies in Egypt are wholly owned by the Royal Dutch Shell plc. Actively contributing to the development of Egypt’s natural resources and its people since 1911, Shell Egypt business today spans upstream oil and gas exploration & production, with operations located in the Western Desert and the Mediterranean Sea.

Shell is also now a leading player with investments spanning the value chain including LNG, through our Egyptian LNG (ELNG) joint-venture, and the lubricants business through Shell Lubricants Egypt (SLE).

Shell also prides itself in having an extensive social investment agenda that focuses on enterprise development (through the Shell Intilaaqah Programme), human capital development, road safety, and energy efficiency.

For media enquiries contact:

Ms. Sherine Nehad

External Communications Manager
Shell Egypt

Mr. Nureddin Wefati

Head of Media Relations for Middle East & North Africa
Shell EP International
Tel: +97147055347
Cell: +971562162409

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