Ms. Sirine TAJER is Managing Director of MENA Energy Partners that she co-founded in 2011 and which is specialised in strategic and financial advisory focused on the energy sector.
Prior to establishing MENA Energy Partners, she worked in Europe and in the GCC for selected international financial institutions (including Société Générale, ABN AMRO Bank and HSBC), advising and supporting leading companies in their acquisitions, equity and financing transactions in the energy sector.
As Head of Energy and Resources at ABN AMRO Dubai, she was part of the ABN team involved in the innovative US$2bn asset securitization for DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority), which received the Emerging Market Deal of the Year 2007 Award from International Securitization Review (ISR).
Previously, as Vice President covering the GCC Energy Sector at Société Générale, she worked on various landmark corporate and project financing transactions including the Qatari petrochemicals projects Qatofin and Q-Chem II; Qatari LNG Trains RasGas II/III; the Dolphin project in Abu Dhabi, UAE and the Ijarah facility for the ENOC refinery upgrade in the UAE.
Ms. TAJER sits on the Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for UAE, Northern Emirates. She is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and part of the Dubai Petroleum Club. She holds a double Masters of Science (MS) in Petroleum Economics and Management from the Colorado School of Mines and the French Institute of Petroleum. She also has MS degrees in both International Projects Management from the leading Paris business school ESCP and in Economics and Finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris.
Ms. TAJER was recognised as the “Most Influential Businesswoman: Oil & Gas – Middle East” in 2016 by Acquisition International Awards.