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Cullen College of Engineering Executive Leadership Board

Executive Leadership Board Member

Matt Abraham
Matt Abraham (’89, MBA ’94)
Business Development Director, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Matt Abraham is the Business Development Director for INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA.

Mr. Abraham served as Chief Operating Officer of INEOS USA Oil & Gas prior to that and started up the U.S. oil & gas business for INEOS with the Giddings field asset acquisition. He negotiated and executed the $1.4 billion transaction for the Chesapeake South Texas Oil asset increasing INEOS’ production to 37 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day and holdings to 217 thousand net mineral acres in Texas.

He started his career with Amoco as an Engineer and progressed to Project General Manager and Product Manager prior to the acquisition of Amoco by BP. In BP he held various commercial roles including Business Manager. He has a blend of experience in general management, business process reengineering, business development, operations, and strategic planning.

He has worked with Harris County and Greater Houston Partnership to bring new capital projects to Houston area.

Mr. Abraham earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree in 1989 and MBA in 1994 from the University of Houston. He earned a MBTS from the Dallas Theological Seminary in 2019. He is a Life Member of the Houston Alumni Association and serves on the UH Engineering Leadership Board.