Lex Huurdeman is a Senior Oil and Gas Expert at the World Bank. Lex brings senior leadership with over 30 years of global experience in the oil and gas sector. He is responsible for the World Bank oil and gas programs in East Africa, leading preparation and negotiation of financial instruments for oil and gas infrastructure and responsible for major policy initiatives and advice to Governments. Prior to that, he held technical, commercial and senior management roles in Shell International E&P in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Asia. Lex is a Dutch national, is married and has two children. He was educated as a Mining and Petroleum Engineer at Delft University.