Mr. Malek Azizeh earned his MBA from Southampton Solent University, U.K., with a special focus on the development of oil & gas midstream and downstream projects. His career in the Oil & Gas industry includes roles with the Fujairah Refinery (now known as FRCL (VTTI)), as well as, his previous role at the Dutch oil storage major Royal Vopak where he worked as a Senior Regional Development Manager for the Middle East and North & East Africa. The aforementioned roles have provided Mr. Azizeh with extensive experience in the global hydrocarbon storage industry. In 2014, he was appointed as the Commercial Director of Fujairah’s most prominent and first independent third-party crude oil terminal, known as Fujairah Oil Terminal (FOT) which is a JV between the Chinese oil major “Sinopec Kantons”, Australian based Infrastructure Fund “Prostar Capital” and the Government of Fujairah. Mr. Azizeh’s record of latest project achievements include his involvement in the latest acquisition of Prostar Capital’s majority stake of Socar Aroura Terminal (SAFT FZC) that has been renamed after the takeover as Global Terminal Investment Fujairah (GTIF). Global Terminal Investment is the oil and gas storage terminals arm of Prostar Capital.
Currently, Mr. Azizeh is occupied with the expansion of FOT’s footprint in the crude storage domain in Fujairah to benefit from the VLCC jetty infrastructure installed by the port of authority and the additional strategic crude storage capacity that is currently being developed by ADNOC over the next couple of years.