Neeraj AgrawalExecutive Director at Crescent Enterprises
Neeraj Agrawal oversees Crescent Enterprises’ operations and investments. He has supported the company’s evolution and transformation throughout its years of expansion, by fostering new investments as well as nurturing its various established businesses within the fields of ports and logistics, mining, healthcare, and power plant engineering and construction. More recently he is leading the tech & e-commerce related investments in MENA and globally.
As a member of the Executive Board of Gulftainer, Crescent Enterprises’ ports and logistics subsidiary, Mr. Agrawal provides oversight and support in all the company’s major decisions and policies, playing a key role in its international expansion, diversification and related financing activities. More recently he has led the investment in Port of Wilmington, Delaware including the government approval & USPP financing.
In his capacity as a Board Member of the Crescent Group, Neeraj is responsible for finance functions, and building relationships with the investment and banking community. His numerous achievements throughout his 32 years with the Group include securing several joint ventures within the international energy & port industry and leading the development of the Company’s operations across the Middle East and North Africa Region. Neeraj was also instrumental in the successful formation and capitalisation of Dana Gas PJSC (including very successful private placement & $ 80 billion IPO), the US$1.2bn acquisition and financing of TSX listed Centurion Energy International Inc., and the Middle East’s first forward-looking accelerated US$1bn Sukuk issued by an associate company in 2007, and which also received the 2013 ‘Restructuring Deal of the Year’ award in New York.Prior to joining Crescent Petroleum, Neeraj worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and in the audit and management consultancy division of Ernst & Young.
Mr. Agrawal is a member of IBPC & ICAI and supports voluntary work and philanthropy through charities in India and UAE.