As a former industry practitioner, I have a range of International experience working across the oil and energy industry, in consultancy, and in higher education. My experiences have come from joining a variety of large, medium, and small-sized organisations across 4 continents.
In industry, my main expertise pertains to; oil and energy upstream business, joint ventures management, corporate governance, and corporate financial management. These areas of expertise are linked to my research interests in; equity and non-equity joint ventures, public-private partnerships, strategic alliances, and petroleum industry economics.
I hold a “BCom” Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Management from Helwan University in Egypt, as well as an “MBA” Master’s degree in International Business and Finance from ESLSCA Business School in France. In addition, I also have a “DBA” Doctoral degree in International Business from Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.
I have more than 19 years of international experience working in across the petroleum and energy industry, in consultancy, and in higher education. I have a long-standing professional and academic record in international business, business management, and business finance. My experience has come from a variety of large, medium, and small-sized portfolio entities across 4 continents.
Professionally, my expertise is centred around organisational management and international business start-ups, joint ventures management, and corporate financial management. I am also experienced in governance and controls planning and implementation, ERPs transformation projects, business contractual agreements (PSCs), and joint operating agreements (JOAs). This experience has been gained through working in the oil and energy industry in various senior executive positions.
My academic record has been based around my profound research interest in the areas of international business, equity and non-equity joint ventures, petroleum industry economics, as well as business performance management. In addition, my academic interests have benefited from my work in higher education — lecturing on various modules in international business and business operations.
The Multinational Enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment
Foundations of International Business
Global Business Environment
International Consultancy Projects
Non-equity Joint Ventures in the Oil and Energy Business Sector.
Petroleum Contractual Agreements.
Kesseba, K., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2018). Qualitative research methodology: a neo-empiricist perspective. Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times. http://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2018/htdocs/conference_papers.php?track_name=Research%20Methodology
Kesseba, K. (2017). Performance Management Factors in The Petroleum Contractual Business. In Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference, Sheffield, UK. Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference
Kesseba, K. (2017). Production Sharing Contracts: Factors Influencing Petroleum Joint Ventures Performance. In 27th International Conference on the Pacific Rim Management, Harbin, China, 28 September 2017 - 29 September 2017. International Conference on the Pacific Rim Management
Kesseba, K. (2017). Oil Business Joint Ventures Performance Management Determinants – Towards a Conceptual Framework. In Delener, N., & Schweikert, C. (Eds.) 19th Annual International Global Business and Technology Association Conference, Vienna, Austria, (pp. 296-310). Vienna: Global Business and Technology Association Conference: http://gbata.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ReadingsBook-GBATA-2017-Final.pdf
Theses / Dissertations
Kesseba, K. (2018). Factors Influencing Performance Management of Non-Equity Joint Ventures in theOil Sector. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Darabi, F. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00178
Kesseba, K., & Lagos, K. (2019). Five countries in the eastern Mediterranean are shaking up Europe’s energy map. https://theconversation.com/five-countries-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-are-shaking-up-europes-energy-map-119619
Kesseba, K. (2017). Joint Ventures Performance Management Determinants of Oil business.
Kesseba, K. (2016). Performance Management Determinants of Egypt’s Oil Business International Joint Ventures. Presented at: The Eurasian Doctoral Summer Academy (EDSA), Verna, Bulgaria