Our vision is to connect energy resources to demand centers throughout the Eastern Mediterranean region via existing and new infrastructure in reliable and sustainable ways. We are actively seeking scalable energy transition investment opportunities that involve carbon emission reduction & avoidance, as well as CO2 capture & storage. Our regional experience coupled with our short chain of command aid in navigating regional complexities and enable efficient decision making.
Executive Chairman: Dr. Alaa Arafa
Dr. Arafa is the founder of Dolphinus Holding. In cooperation with Leviathan & Tamar as partners, Dolphinus Holding succeeded in securing the largest natural gas trading deal in the Middle East to then resell gas to the Egyptian market.
Dr. Arafa is also the chairman of Arafa Holding, a prominent apparel and textile manufacturer and fashion retailer in both Egypt and the UK, which is listed in the Cairo Stock Exchange.
In addition to fashion and textile, Dr. Arafa has been involved in several investment companies such as CIIC (in partnership with the CIB Bank & National Bank of Egypt), Citadel Capital Partners (the largest private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa), and CI Capital.
Dr. Arafa acted as the Private Chief Negotiator in the QIZ agreements between Egypt, Israel, and the USA. Additionally, he co-founded Yahiya Arafa’s Children Charity Foundation in support of public hospitals for underprivileged children in Egypt.
Dr. Arafa is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University in Cairo.
Chief Executive Officer: Taner Sensoy
Taner Sensoy is a Petroleum Engineer with ~20 years of energy experience. Prior to MEP, he held several positions in Noble Energy, most recently as Commercial Manager in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Previously, Taner worked as an investment consultant at IHS CERA, involving in oil and gas transactions exceeding $7 Billion in total value.
Taner began his career as an operations engineer and worked in onshore/offshore oil and gas operations in North America, Europe and Middle East.
Taner is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, and The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.
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