Halliburton Names Al-Badrashini Middle East VP

Halliburton announced that Gasser El-Badrashini has been appointed the company's vice president for the Middle East Region, effective April 1. El-Badrashini will relocate from Saudi Arabia to Dubai to lead the company's 3,000 employees and business in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other countries. El-Badrashini replaces Marc Edwards who has been named vice president of the Production Enhancement product service line within Halliburton's Completion and Production division, based in Houston.

"The Middle East is already a strong market for Halliburton, and we are excited about the broad knowledge and understanding of the region's challenges and opportunities that Gasser brings to this role," said Ahmed Lotfy, Halliburton's Eastern Hemisphere president. "Gasser has been instrumental in developing some of the region's most complex projects and will continue strengthening our relationships with national oil companies in this area."

El-Badrashini brings with him 25 years of Halliburton experience, having held various engineering, operational, technology and business development positions with the company in Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Turkey, the UAE, the United States and several other countries. Most recently, he served as Halliburton's country vice president for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, where he successfully led a team through two major contract wins for Saudi Aramco.

El-Badrashini holds a bachelor of science degree in geology from Cairo University. He is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and serves on the board of directors for SPE's Saudi Arabia section.