Mr. Mustafa Abu Naba’a is co-chairman of Global Oil Management Group; a Florida based international oil company encompassing the entire downstream petroleum value chain, from refining to transportation and marketing, both domestically and at an international scale.
Mr. Abu Naba’a is an engineer by training with deep international experience in a wide range of industries, including logistics, procurement and operations management, strategic planning, materials processing, mining, road construction and design, construction machinery and plant management as well as business planning and development.
Mr. Abu Naba’a received his BSCE in Civil Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and his masters of engineering in construction management from the University of Florida.
Mr. Abu Naba’a, through his companies and partnerships, has been involved in virtually every aspect of the oil industry value chain. In 2001 and 2002, they purchased a 40,000 BPD and 30,000 BPD refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas and Mobile, Alabama respectively, that predominantly refined bitumen from heavy Boscan crudes through COA’s with Venezuela’s national oil company PDVSA. The Corpus Christi refinery remained under control of the companies where he is a shareholder until its eventual sale in 2015. Over the years, his companies have conducted trade with major national companies such as PDVSA, Citgo, Valero, BP, and Brightoil to name a few.
At the beginning of the 2nd Iraq war in 2003, Mr. Mustafa Abu Naba’a and his partners capitalized on their years of logistic expertise to bid on, and win, a United States Department of Defense (“DOD”) contract to supply JP-8 jet fuel to U.S. troops in Iraq. Through the acquisition of a storage terminal in the Port of Aqaba, Jordan they were able to aggregate the JP-8 and conduct truck convoys into the war zones in Iraq. Their companies would be commended by the DOD and continue to win several more fuel contracts through the culmination of heavy U.S. troop presence in Iraq in 2011.
Currently Mr. Abu Naba’a remains extremely active in the energy sector. He continues, as shareholder and manager in his companies, to have bitumen storage facilities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where he has been the market-leading supplier of asphalt for the past 20 years. They also own and operate a three-million-barrel storage terminal in Panama as well as waste treatment plants in Alabama and Georgetown, Guyana which currently provide service to oil exploration companies in the region.