Hasan has over 25 years of diverse professional experience across consulting, industry, R&D and tech start-up. Hasan works with clients to develop and execute pragmatic strategies, deliver performance improvements and transform businesses.
Dr. Hasan Shafi is a Partner based in our Dubai office. He is a core member of the Energy & Utilities (ENUT) and Chemicals Practices. He has consulted for clients in the oil & gas, chemicals, utilities, agri-business and industrial goods and services sectors. Functionally, his expertise is in corporate portfolio and growth strategies, large-scale performance transformation and end-to-end M&A. Increasingly, Hasan has been helping clients with their digital and energy transition agendas.
Hasan has also worked within the industries he consults for. He led strategy, planning, M&A and transformation for Nuplex (now under Allnex), then a listed global specialty chemicals company based out of Sydney, Australia. In his formative days, he led technology service operations as the lead engineer for Schlumberger in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hasan is interested in technology, in particular AI, blockchain and advanced analytics, and has supported several tech start-ups. One of these start-ups specialized in AI (with applications for oil & gas asset management), and another in blockchain (for payments and security applications). He has also worked as a Defence Scientist with the Australian Defence Science & Technology organization.
Hasan has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He completed his MBAE degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in the US. He is a certified company director and supports non-profit boards.