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Mr. Narsi Ghorban



-B.Sc.                           American University of Beirut

-Teaching Diploma.     American University of Beirut

-M.Phil                         Brunel University, UK

-Ph.D.                           University of London, (Petroleum Economics)


Professional Background


Managing Director, Narkangan Gas to Liquid International Co.

Chairman, Qeshm Energy

Chairman, Doran Energy

Director, International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS)


Academic Activity: Teaching post graduate courses on Energy Economics and advice post graduate students for their PhD theses.


Consultancy work: Consultant in UK and Iran for several organisations and international companies (Shell, Monument, Saga Petroleum, RDS etc) Between 1985-2000. Also Consulting work with the Organization for petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Institute for Political and International Studies, the Institute for International Energy Studies and a number of Iranian organizations engaged in oil, gas and Petrochemicals business in Iran.



Fellow of the Energy Institute. (IE) London

Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), London

Member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London

Member of the Iran Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), Tehran

Member of the International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS) Tehran



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