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Dr Khaled Kesseba DBA, MBA, BCom

Lecturer, International Business


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.

  • About

    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.

  • Teaching

    International Business

    The Multinational Enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment

    Foundations of International Business

    Global Business Environment

    International Consultancy Projects

  • Research

    Non-equity Joint Ventures in the Oil and Energy Business Sector.

    Petroleum Contractual Agreements.

    Joint Ventures.

    Public-Private Partnerships.

    Strategic Alliances.

  • Publications

    Conference papers

    Kesseba, K., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2018). Qualitative research methodology: a neo-empiricist perspective. Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times.

    Kesseba, K. (2017). Oil Business Joint Ventures Performance Management Determinants – Towards a Conceptual Framework. In 19th Annual International Global Business and Technology Association Conference, Vienna, Austria. Vienna: Global Business and Technology Association Conference

    Kesseba, K. (2017). Production Sharing Contracts: Factors Influencing Petroleum Joint Ventures Performance.

    Kesseba, K. (2017). Performance Management Factors in The Petroleum Contractual Business. In Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference, Sheffield, UK. Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference

    Theses / Dissertations

    Kesseba, K. (2018). Factors Influencing Performance Management of Non-Equity Joint Ventures in theOil Sector. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Darabi, F.

    Internet Publications

    Kesseba, K., & Lagos, K. (2019). Five countries in the eastern Mediterranean are shaking up Europe’s energy map.


    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

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