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Bashar Khayat

Chairman of the Board of Directors

A well experienced and successful businessman, Bashar Khayat has a solid business portfolio, both nationally, and regionally. In addition to Petroleb, he leads a group of well established industrial and engineering companies, and has forged successful, long-lasting business partnerships with international giants.
Bashar Khayat leads the Board of Directors of Petroleb, ensuring effective operations and high performance of the board and its members, as well as the effective relations with high-level stakeholders and management.

Salah Khayat

Salah Khayat

Chief Executive Officer

A mechanical-industrial engineer with extensive experience, Salah Khayat leads the executive leadership team and manages the business of Petroleb within the authorities delegated to him by the board. Among other duties, he develops the strategy proposals, sets broad objectives and develops annual plans covering all physical and human assets of the company, ensuring a high corporate performance, consistent with business and integrity principles set by the board. He also handles business relationships with shareholders and influential stakeholders.

Dr. Naji Abi Aad

Dr. Naji Abi Aad

Chief Operating Officer

A respected energy economist and natural gas expert, Dr. Naji Abi Aad supports the CEO in the company’s overall strategic and operational functions, benefiting from a long and successful career in senior positions with E&P companies. In addition, he provides broad advisory support to the CEO and the Chairman of the Board, and manages specific programs particularly in the areas of corporate relations, planning and operations.



Adrian Burrows

Adrian Burrows

Senior Technical Advisor
Exploration Manager Oman

A Geology graduate with twenty six years experience in major oil companies, eight years in managing consultancy services, and nine years as VP in Circle Oil operating oil and gas production across North Africa and Middle East.
Adrian’s early involvement was with reservoir acoustic impedance, inversion studies, and forward and reverse modeling with Amoco. He Participated in Safah discovery in Oman and Blina in Canning Basin, Australia with Occidental.
He Served as Chief Geophysicist on several continents. Adrian joined Petroleb in 2017 as Senior Technical Advisor and in 2018 assumed the duty of Exploration Manager Oman.

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Hassan Al Lawati

Country Manager Oman

Hassan has vast experience in the field of banking, Electromechanical projects, and oil and gas. In 2001, Hassan joined Rally Energy as senior manager, and later joined Circle Oil as North Africa and Middle East Regional Manager until 2016. Hassan joined Petroleb in 2017 as Country Manager Oman.











Mohammad Mehdy

Mohammad Mehdy

Administrative Manager

A business and finance graduate with eight years experience in management. Mohammad assists the executive office with a range of administrative, organizational and managerial tasks. He also manages Petroleb Lebanon and Oman interoffice affairs. Mohammad has been a part of Petroleb since 2012.









Kobeissi & Frangie

Kobeissi & Frangie

Legal Advisors

A leading Beirut based law firm, Kobeissi and Franjie - Attorneys & Counselors at Law provides corporate legal advice and support to Petroleb. The firm is represented by Me. Karim Kobeissi, who has broad legal experience both nationally and internationally in various sectors including the petroleum industry.