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Lecturer and Researcher in International Business, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Kesseba possesses a range of International experience working across the oil and energy industry, in consultancy, and in higher education. The experiences have come from joining a variety of large, medium, and small-sized organisations across 4 continents.

In industry, his main expertise pertains to; oil and energy upstream business, joint ventures management, corporate governance, and corporate financial management. These areas of expertise are linked to his research interests in; equity and non-equity joint ventures, public-private partnerships, strategic alliances, and petroleum industry economics.

Dr Kesseba holds a “BCom” Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Management from Helwan University in Egypt, as well as an “MBA” Master’s degree in International Business and Finance from ESLSCA Business School in France. In addition, a “DBA” Doctoral degree in International Business from Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer and Researcher in International Business, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2008–2014
    Deputy General Manager - Joint Venture Board Member, TransGlobe Energy Corporation
  • 1999–2008
    Various roles, Oil and Gas Industry


  • 2018 
    Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Doctor of Business Administration - DBA
  • 2009 
    ESLSCA - Eslsca Business School, France, Master of Business Administration - MBA
  • 1999 
    Helwan Univeristy, Egypt, Bachelor of Commerce and Business Management - BCom

Professional Memberships

  • British Academy of Management