Mr. Abbas is Founding Chairman of ADES, an LSE-listed oil services company he founded and played a key role in transforming it into a regional player. He has held managerial positions within the oil and gas industry since 1998, where he co-founded and served as managing director and board member of the Egyptian Chinese Drilling Company (ECDC).
Mr. Abbas also serves as a board member of Advansys Systems, a group focusing on the provision of solutions for the oil and gas industry. Beyond oil and gas, Mr. Abbas has led investments in industries including real estate, trade and commercial representation, food and agriculture, and automation engineering. He served previously as Managing Partner at Invensys for Engineering and Services Egypt, a joint venture established in 2004 with Invensys Systems (IES), a FTSE 100 company focusing on outsourcing technology and engineering services worldwide.
In 2015, he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board for Advansys Engineering Service & Consultancy. In addition, Mr. Abbas serves as a member of the board at: Rameda Pharmaceuticals, CI Capital, M2, and Bonyan for Development & Trade. Mr. Abbas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Mass Communications from the American University in Cairo.