Tarig Anani is
a Houston-based businessman and attorney.
Tarig has a proven
operational track record of turning companies to profitability through
a disciplined approach of identifying complementary businesses, acquiring
the businesses at attractive valuations, selectively reducing costs,
integrating business units, expanding geographically and cross-selling
products to both new and existing customers, resulting in improved
revenues and net profits - twice leading to the sale of companies
he led for several hundred million dollars each.
his high school degree from Wyoming
Seminary college preparatory school in Pennsylvania. He also earned
a bachelor of arts in political science and a doctorate in jurisprudence
from the University
of Houston, an MBA from Rice
University, and an advanced law degree from Stanford
Tarig is licensed
as an attorney in Texas,
Washington DC and
before the US
Tarig began his
career as a corporate attorney with the law firm of Curtis,
Mallet-Provost, Colt & Mosle, concentrating his practice on cross-border
mergers and acquisitions.
from a large law firm practice to the software world when he joined
SAP's Middle East
operations as its vice president and general counsel, where he assumed
a leading operational role opening SAP's
Dubai office and building up the 19-country MENA region for SAP,
winning large software license agreements with national oil companies,
petrochemical companies, conglomerate retail companies, and telecom
companies, culminating in winning the "Best
Enterprise Solution Award" from former US vice president Al Gore.
the Denver and Houston-based upstream oil software company, P2
Energy Solutions, Inc in 2002 as its president of international
operations and general counsel, was named to the board in 2004, assumed
the additional duties of acting COO in 2006, and was named president
of both P2
Energy Solutions Inc. and its parent company, P2ES Holdings, Inc.
in 2007, which also includes the Oil
& Gas Asset Clearinghouse.
During his time
with P2, Tarig led the acquisition of the Oracle
Energy upstream suite from Novistar (2002), the acquisition of
mapping system (2003), and the acquisition of the Canadian oil
and gas enterprise software solution "QByte"
from IBM (2005), eventually building P2 into a 500 person company
with well over $100M in annual revenues and operations in Houston,
San Antonio, Dallas, Denver, Calgary and Dubai.
While at P2,
Tarig also led major new sales efforts winning new software licenses
from companies such as Swift
Petroleum, Noble, and Consol Energy in the US and expanded P2's
operations internationally to win licenses with national oil companies
such as Qatar
Oil Company in the Middle East, Petrotrin
in Trinidad, BP-TNK in Russia, and BHP Billiton in Australia.
over P2ES as its president through its growth and eventual sale to
the San Francisco-based private equity firm, Vista
Equity Partners in 2008.