Xodus Group has appointed Salah Farid Tantawy as its first general manager in Egypt as the company opens its first office in the country.
Salah Farid Tantawy joins Xodus from PICO Petroleum Integrated Services where he was most recently project general manager for the Amal-C platform installation in the Gulf of Suez.
Before moving to PICO, he was chairman assistant (VP) for projects with Gulf of Suez petroleum (GUPCO) – BP’s JV for oil production in Egypt.
Tantawy said: “Xodus has gained a strong reputation within the country over the last few years so I know I am joining a very experienced team with capabilities throughout the lifecycle of an asset. I hope my experience in managing multi-million-dollar projects and my knowledge of the Egyptian oil and gas sector will help in attracting new business as well as reinforcing already established partnerships.”
The new office is located in the Maadi district of Cairo, which is central to many oil and gas company operational headquarters, the company informed.
Steve Swindell, managing director of Xodus said: “With the addition of Salah and a new office it means we can engage with clients and deploy our services quicker which we hope will lead to us gain considerable new business.”