Gilbert has 15 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry. His experience includes economic modelling, business analysis and commercial negotiations across the petroleum value chain from upstream production, refining, crude oil pipelines and oil terminals.
Gilbert began his petroleum career with Shell as a refinery economist at Stanlow Refinery in North West England, afterwhich he spent several years in Shell’s Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions Group structuring transactions in Europe, mainland Asia, North America and Africa. Gilbert also worked for Tullow Oil on the Uganda and Kenya Upstream developments. He has been based mainly in United Kingdom, Kenya and Uganda.
Gilbert has a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, MSc (Distinction) in Energy Studies specializing in Energy Finance from Dundee University and MBA (Merit) from University of British Columbia. His MSc thesis focused on the weaknesses of crude oil benchmarks in financial derivatives. He has also completed management courses in Project and Infrastructure Finance, Corporate Strategy and Leadership at Manchester Business School and London Business School.