MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Director - Consulting Services
Knowledge Systems, Inc.
AiJaz Rizvi's global responsibilities include managing and controlling real-time surveillance and pre-drill pore pressure modeling projects and overseeing product delivery and quality for Knowledge Systems, Inc., a Houston based oil and gas consulting firm with a focus on petroleum geomechanics and pore pressure studies. He also ran the first real-time pore pressure monitoring job using WITSML technology.
AiJaz has more than eighteen years of oil and gas industry operations experience. He has global experience in the Far East, Middle East, Africa, Canada, South America, and the Gulf of Mexico. He has worked for companies such as the Reach Group, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Sperry-Sun Drilling Services, and Geoservices Eastern, Inc.
Aijaz graduated with a BS in applied petroleum engineering from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He also earned a BS in geology and a MS in petroleum geology from the University of Karachi.
“After working as technical person (geologist and engineer) for fifteen years, I was moved to a management role where I had to learn management skills at very fast pace. With my new responsibilities it was very hard to pursue an MBA program. One of my colleagues suggested that I look into MIT Sloan Executive Certificates. The program content, use of real-world examples, and faculty were excellent. The programs have helped me in advancing my management career in a rapidly changing global organization.”