Our Team

Our team is made up of individuals, employed for their unique set of skills and talents, brought together by their interest in the oil and gas industry. We allow our people to widen their experience,  their careers and growreward them for their performance, commitment and hard work. As a growing company, we welcome graduates and experienced professionals – why not join us?

Meet the Principal & Founder of Upstreamly:

Amir Absoud

♦  Principal

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Amir founded Upstreamly in May 2015, following the downward spiral in oil prices, with the primary aim of providing an alternative, tailored and expert solution focused on the upstream oil and gas industry in the UK and globally.

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Based in London, Amir is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an Economics Degree from the London School of Economics. Working up to Manager level at PwC London, Amir thereafter held several senior finance roles at oilfield services companies in the UK and internationally.

Amir is particularly interested in streamlining finance functions of clients through a higher level of automation and ensuring they work seamlessly with other departments including procurement and operations to add value as business partners. By implementing processes, procedures and systems for clients, Amir aims to minimise the cost of the finance function whilst ensuring a strong audit trail is maintained as well as compliance with latest accounting standards (IFRS & US GAAP) and tax legislation.

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Kateryna Shumska 

Kateryna (Katya) joined Upstreamly in 2017. Originally from Ukraine, she is currently living with her family in Houston, USA. In her spare time, Katya enjoys reading books and running, with her other passion being travelling. Katya is an experienced accountant with international experience on having worked in Ukraine, UK and USA. She is currently studying for the CPA certification. katya speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English. 

Khaled Ghazi

Khaled joined Upstreamly in 2019 after working in the charity sector. Khaled is an Economics graduate from the University of Essex. He is well travelled and has lived in the Middle East and Canada before moving back to London. Khaled is fluent in Arabic and English and is currently studying for his Chartered Accountancy qualification with the ICAEW.

Patricia Sulma 

Patricia joined Upstreamly in 2018 whilst simultaneously completing her Econometrics degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. Working for Upstreamly has solidified her interest in accounting. Patricia has been exposed to many aspects of the business from the very beginning, which has been a great learning experience to pursue her accounting studies. Some of Patricia interests outside of work are travelling, driving and working out. Patricia had recently travelled to Luxembourg for a week, which has proved to be her favourite place she travelled to in 2019. Patrica speaks Romanian, Italian and English. 

Pedro Pereira

Pedro joined Upstreamly in 2018. Pedro is from Porto in Portugal and is currently living there. Pedro says that, clients all over the world and from different fields of expertise makes working at Upstreamly an exciting experience. Although being separated by hundreds or thousands of miles, the team spirit and cooperation shared with clients and team mates is edifying.  Studies in Economics. Partially quoting Frank Zappa: Music is the Best! Pedro speaks Portuguese and English. 

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Teresa Leite Faria

Teresa (Teresinha) joined Upstreamly in 2019. Originally from Porto in Portugal, she is now living and studying in London. Teresinha is studying BA Illustration and Visual Media at the London College of Communication. From September 2017 to September 2019 Teresinha took 2 gap years where she took some time to try and discover new things. During this time, she had the opportunity to parachute (which she highly recommends!) out of a plane amongst other extreme experiences. Teresinha is passionate about travelling and discovering new cultures. In 2018 she backpacked for 3 months around Southeast Asia where she also volunteered, adding further to her experience. One of Teresinha`s volunteer assignments was in a sustainable farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand, helping to build bungalows, planting and painting. There she had the best food in her life which described as being an explosion of Asian flavours. Teresinha speaks Portuguese and English.  


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