Ayman Asfari

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Ayman Asfari
Born Ayman Asfari
(1958-07-08) 8 July 1958 (age 58)
Syria
Residence UK
Nationality British
Alma mater Villanova University
University of Pennsylvania (MBA & MS)
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1979–present
Salary $2,603,000 (total compensation, 2013)[1]
Net worth Increase US$ 1.2 billion[2]
Title CEO, Petrofac
Term 2002–present
Successor Incumbent
Spouse(s) Sawsan Asfari
Children 4
Website

http://www.aymanasfari.com/

Ayman Asfari (born 8 July 1958) is a Syrian-born British businessman, and the chief executive of Petrofac, a British multinational oilfield services company serving the oil, gas and energy production and processing industries.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Syria, the son of a diplomat, but raised outside the country. His first job was in Oman, as a consulting engineer carrying out soil testing.[3]

He is a graduate of Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, and holds an MSc in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.[citation needed] He attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for his MBA.[2]

Career[edit]

Before joining Petrofac, Asfari served as the managing director of a major Oman-based civil and mechanical construction business.[1] He joined Petrofac in 1991 when it had one plant in Tyler, Texas. He bought out the company in 2001, and took it public on the London Stock Exchange in 2005.

In February 2015, Forbes calculated Asfari's net worth at $1.2 billion.[2] Asfari won the UK category of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2011.[citation needed]

Political and charitable donations[edit]

The Asfari Foundation was established in 2006 by Ayman and Sawsan Asfari and is based in London. It is funded by the Asfari family and has five trustees. The foundation supports projects that encourage the development of civil society and provide emergency humanitarian relief, and also offers academic scholarships.[4]

In May 2017, Asfari and his wife donated £100,000 to the British Conservative Party election campaign, days before Asfari was scheduled to be interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office relating to its enquiry into Unaoil.[5] In total Ayman and Sawsan Asfari donated £794,000 to the party between 2009 and 2017.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ayman Asfari: Executive Profile". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ayman Asfari". Forbes. February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile: Ayman Asfari of Petrofac". The Financial Times. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  4. ^ . Al-Fanar Media. December 2014 http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/scholarships/asfari-foundation-uk-masters-scholarship/. Retrieved 15 March 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Unions prove no match for May's millionaire donors", Billy Kenber, The Times, 19 May 2017, p. 12.
  6. ^ Private Eye (1445): 13. 2 June 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)