AiJaz (AJ) Rizvi
AiJaz (AJ) Rizvi is currently serving as Senior Advisor for Global Exploration at Hess Corporation. For over 28 years, AJ has held various technical and management positions in the oil and gas sector. In the past, he has worked in the Far East, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. On the technical side, he has two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Applied Petroleum Engineering from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the other in Geology from the University of Karachi. He also completed his Masters in Petroleum Geology at the University of Karachi. On the commercial side, he has completed business education at Sloan School of Management at MIT. He served as Co-Chair of the Real Time Optimization Group within the Society of Petroleum Engineers for 4 years. He has authored many technical papers and holds multiple US and International patents. He has also served as a National Energy Policy advisor with the US Department of Energy.
He is deeply involved in humanitarian causes. His main passion is universal early-childhood education, especially in slums around world He serves as a Director for Friends of Humanity, a Chicago-based NGO. He is also a Houston Representative for DoPeace a Pennsylvania-based NGO. Do Peace focus on educating underserved children internationally, they have invented a low-cost mass education system that AJ has been instrumental… When the Rohingya crises started in August of 2017, he helped start the “Save the Rohingya Children” initiative. He has lived in Sugar Land for the last 15 years, with his wife and three children.