Executive Director, Projects
Mr. Makkawi joined Crescent Petroleum of the UAE in 1990. Currently, Mr. Makkawi is working at Crescent Petroleum as Executive Director, Projects and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also acting as Managing Director of the Crescent Petroleum – Dana Gas joint operations of Pearl Petroleum oil and gas asset in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Pearl Petroleum assets in KRI includes the world class Kor Mor and Chemchemal fields and the recently added Blocks 19 and 20 in the Garmian area.
Mr. Makkawi graduated in 1974 from the American University of Beirut with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. Mr. Makkawi spent the last 37 years of his career in the gas business mainly in the midstream and downstream sectors. He led and participated in several major gas projects in the Gulf and South Asia Region.