SAMİ HABBAB Delta Group Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
As the CEO of Delta Star, Sami Habbab oversees the investments of the Group and drives their growth strategies.Historically he has been managing Group’s diversified businesses, which comprised from oil & gas midstream and downstream assets, freight and logistics operations, mining to commodity trading activities. He has worked extensively in international projects and businesses in a wide region, ranging from Africa to the Middle East.
Prior to that, he was also the CEO of the liquid bulk storage and port infrastructure business of the Group, which had Terminals in Turkey and Georgia and which was one of the leading oil storage companies in the whole of Mediteranea region with over 650,000 cbm of storage capacity and a 2.5 km port infrastructure with six berthing stations. He worked in the liquid bulk storage and port sector for the last ten years doubling the size of the business. The Group partnered with an international partner and later sold its share to them. During his leadership, he worked closely with international refineries and internationally renown commodity trading companies as well as national oil companies. Before that, he worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst for three years in the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup.
Sami graduated with an MBA Degree from Kellogg Business School - Northwestern University and prior to that he graduated from the Wharton Business School with a BS Degree. Sami is a board member of DEIK Energy Council (Foreign Economic Relations Board) of Turkey, member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), ex-Board Member of GYIAD (Young Turkish Businessmen Association).