Chief Financial Officer, Crescent Petroleum
Neeraj Agrawal is responsible for Crescent Petroleum's finance and business development functions, building relationships with the investment and banking community and overseeing financing, mergers, and acquisitions. He is also the Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of Crescent Group.
Neeraj’s achievements throughout his 34 years with Crescent Group include securing several financings from development & commercial banks via bilateral and syndicated loans as well as capital market transactions. Neeraj has also been instrumental in various joint ventures within the international energy and port industries and leading the development of operations across the MENA region. He was also instrumental in the successful formation and capitalisation of Dana Gas PJSC, including the private placement and US$80 billion IPO, the US$1.2 billion acquisition and financing of TSX-listed Centurion Energy International Inc., and the Middle East’s first forward-looking accelerated US$1 billion sukuk issued by an associate company in 2007, and which also received the 2013 ‘Restructuring Deal of the Year’ award in New York. More recently Neeraj has been instrumental in securing circa $ 800 million financing for Pearl Petroleum’s development of KRI gas resources through a MENA regional bank facility, EPC contractor and US Development Finance Corporation under long term agreements.
Prior to joining Crescent Petroleum, Neeraj worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and in the audit and management consultancy division of Ernst & Young.
Neeraj Agrawal has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Delhi, India and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Indian Business and Professional Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and supports voluntary work and philanthropy through charities in India and the UAE.