Steering Team


The Berkeley Engineering steering team now comprises a core working group of highly experienced individuals with backgrounds in Process Design and Project Management. The diversity of our core working group gives us the flexibility to pursue challenging projects and the strength to satisfy the needs of the client.

Irteza Piracha

Irteza Piracha

Executive Director

Irteza has held various project positions with major UK based engineering companies and operators, related to projects based in the North Caspian region, where he was involved in the management of oil and gas pipeline and process facilities. He also served as Chief Executive officer of Thaim Energy. Irteza graduated from Aston University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a chartered member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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Mujteba Piracha

Director of Risk and Safety

Mujteba Piracha has enjoyed a career in Risk Assessment with the Big Four Consultancy firms before joining the team at Berkeley Engineering Consultants. He has an Engineering Degree with Honours from University College London, a Masters Degree in Finance and Financial Law from SOAS and is a member of the Chartered Institution of Taxation. As the Director for Risk and Safety, Mujteba is an experienced and an approved HAZOP Facilitator having Chaired a number of sessions for various clients. Mujteba is also a TUV Functional Safety Engineer and an approved Facilitator for SIL Workshops.

Alastair Hume

Alastair Hume

Business Project Manager

Alastair comes to Berkeley Engineering from a strong engineering background and has an excellent track record of business development at his previous company. He also brings his immense network of contacts in the Australian and New Zealand Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries.


Andrew Brewer

Non Executive Director – Commercial

A highly experienced commercial operations leader, with a track record of applying expertise in strategy and implementation to deliver significant growth, from a global career spanning 33 years with Baker Hughes and GE Oil and Gas, covering E&P, LNG, Commercial Services, Strategy Development and Execution. Prior to joining the Berkeley team, he was employed by the UK Dept of International Trade in London where he was our International Trade Adviser and facilitated our Queens Award process and access to Government programmes. An agile and adept leader, with global experience and a proven capacity to build strong and productive teams, relationships, underpinned by a deep understanding of the Oil and Gas sector with an astute analytical capacity.

Fayzah Al Habib

Non Executive Director – Project Management and Engineering Services

Fayzah brings with her over 30 years solid experience spanning contract administration, information technology solutions, and capital project process improvements that improve cost and schedule performance as well as overall value.  She served previously as a Division Head supervising over 50 highly experienced professionals for Saudi Aramco’s Project Management organization supporting one of the world’s largest capital programs. She led the development of numerous capital project support tasks, including introduction of a formal Risk Management process, Interface Management, Lessons Learned, and Value Practices Management. She is truly inspirational Leader with BEC's management in Saudi Arabia and is an asset to the company overseeing all the strategic functions and growth areas of BEC. 


Raed Ahmed Ghanem

Raed is a globally experienced at creating and leading multi-disciplinary diverse project, construction teams, engineering teams and construction Contractors. He operates positive working environment to meet projects goals within budget and on schedule. He has hands on experience in the execution of FEED, EPC, and PMC projects of technical and commercial complexity.  His global management experience covers both green and brown field projects for major clients and EPC contractors. His global experience extends from handling projects phases from tendering through RFSU  and commissioning across refineries, gas plants, gas and oil separation plants, olefin/ethylene plants and offshore oil and gas field/ piping and facilities, infield and export pipelines, cross country pipe lines utilities, maintenance buildings, fabrication shops and warehouses including permanent facilities. Raed manages BEC's PMC Division, overseeing and managing this growing field of expertise within BEC.

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