Dr. Islam has over 35 years of Oil and Gas Operations and Projects experience, where he occupied different roles in Multinational companies lately as General Manager and Managing Director of Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company representing BP and Dragon oil respectively before rejoining Scimitar. During his career Dr. Islam has worked in Egypt, North Sea, Milan, Houston, Abu Dhabi and Azerbaijan. The first ten years of his career he worked in the front line as production supervisor, Operations Team leader and Offshore Installation Manager where he learned that integration between functions is the key element of any development and success of an organization. During the period from 2006 till 2008 Dr. Islam played a significant role in Scimitar as Vice President Operations and Engineering. He believes strongly that operating discipline is the key for safe reliable and cost efficient operations.