Our team

Robert Friedland

Chairman (Independent, Non-Executive)

For more than 30 years, financier Robert Friedland has been recognized by leaders of the international financial sector and mineral resources industries as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder. He has successfully developed a series of public and private companies which have been at the forefront of some of the world’s most notable mineral discoveries and mine developments including:

    • Fort Knox in Alaska, 
    • Voisey’s Bay in Canada, 
    • Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, 
    • Platreef in South Africa 
    • and Kamoa- Kakula in the DRC. 

Under his leadership, the Ivanhoe group and associated companies have raised more than US$25 billion on world capital markets since 1993. This capital has been invested in more than 30 nations, directed primarily at mineral resources and disruptive technologies.

In the area of disruptive technology, Mr. Friedland is Chairman of I-Pulse Inc., a private United States company founded in 2007. I-Pulse is commercializing proprietary, controlled-energy technology that aims to achieve disruptive outcomes across a wide range of industries. 

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Ali Abdulaziz AlTurki

Founding & Managing Partner

BS Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University

Ali founded ECG in 2008. He is currently the Chairman of Chemanol, Chairman of Immensa and sits on the board of NATPET.

Ali has established a very impressive track record in creating very successful and strategic businesses in the sectors of oil & gas, engineering & construction and financial services.

He was previously a Board member at Nesma & Partners, Vice Chairman of Rawabi Holding Company, Chairman of Redland Industrial Services, Chairman of Gate Capital (Dubai), Chairman of United Safety Services (Canada) and sat on the boards of Rawabi Vallianz, Jenan Real Estate Co, Samba Capital and Tadawul listed Alujain Holding Corporation.

Ali is a YPO member, a founding member of Asharqia Business Youth Council and a Founding member of Asharqia Orphans Association.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from The College of Engineering, Boston University.

Akram AlRabayah

Entrepreneur & Investor

BS Systems Engineering, MSC Mechanical Engineering KFUPM

Managing Partner of ECG

Ex MEA GM for GE Energy and Ex President of GE Corporate in GCC, Co-Founder Cayan Partners

Chairman of the Board Mena Saudi Industrial Services Company, Chairman of the board APBB, Vice Chairman of the Board Mueller Middle East, Vice Chairman of the Board Beatona, Board member Khalifa Algosaibi Investment Company, Board Member Gas  Integrated Company

Previous Board memberships and advisory includes Punj Lloyd SA, Nesma Petrochemical Development, King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy

MD of Jazan Gas Industrial Projects, largest industrial gas complex in the world and iconic PPP project in ME region with an active involvement in the $12B IGCC Complex with Saudi Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra

At GE lead a Corporate team with $5B in revenue, over 1200+ professionals. 30 years experience in the Energy/PPP  Business

Energy Capital Group's Advisory Board & Management Team

Abdulwahab Al Betairi

General Partner

MBA, London School of Economics BS Finance KFUPM

Managing Partner of Watar Partners

20 + years experience in Investments

Vice Chairman Alujain Corporation

Vice Chairman National Petrochemical Industrial Company

Chairman Osool & Bakheet Investment Company,

Board Member Jahez

Adil Toubia

Board Advisor

BSC, MSC BSC, MSC Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Columbia University

30 years of experience in industrial and investment companies

Former CEO Upstream at OQ,

Former Chairman Abraaj Drilling Oman,

Ex President Drilling Services Schlumberger,

EX President Wireline & Testing Schlumberger,

Ex Global CEO, Oil and Gas Siemens

Sanjay Bhatia

Board Advisor

Chemical Engineering UC Berkley, MBA University of Chicago

FMC Technologies Strategy and Corp Dev

Co Founder energy tech advisory firm and Partner in Start up Energy Village

Paul Sansom

Senior Partner

BA (Hons) Economics, City London

30 years international C-level executive

CFO/COO of ECG 1.0

Blue Chip corporate finance roles with PepsiCo / BMW Group

Private Equity Partner ECG / Ithmar Capital 

Start up businesses in West Africa; Software development online education/ Energy as a Service

UK Qualified Chartered Management Accountant.

Ahmed Naseeb

Executive Director

BSC Financial Economics, University of Kent

Cayan Holdings Head of Investment & Business Development

Previously Treasury, Trading Specialist at Thomson Reuters

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