Peter Elgohary, senior portfolio manager for Shell Oil Company, has joined The Energy Corridor District’s Board of Directors, bringing along a deep raft of experience in managing complex projects, large contracts and sizeable real estate portfolios – plus a passion for one of Western Civilization’s oldest forms of music.
“Implementing The District’s new master plan will involve far-reaching, multifaceted projects and numerous parties, from property owners, employees and residents to government agencies, making Peter’s professional skillset a valuable addition to our board,” explains Clark Martinson, general manager for The District.
Elgohary is responsible for the delivery of major capital projects at Shell’s technology center in Houston, the largest of its kind in the world, with an annual portfolio value of approximately $20MM.
At his day job, Elgohary helps make the technology center sing. But after work he’s keeping alive centuries-old music known as Byzantine chant (hear samples here). The beautiful, multi-layered, a cappella harmonies took root from songs and hymns composed to Greek texts and were performed during Byzantine Empire ceremonies, festivals and worship.
Director of an 11-member vocal ensemble, Elgohary is also a board member of Psaltiki, Inc., a non-profit association that promotes the advancement of Hellenic Psaltic Art, or Byzantine and post-Byzantine chant, along with Psaltic heritage. He’s also an active volunteer with the Annunciation Orthodox School in Montrose.
Before Shell, Elgohary worked with Jacobs Engineering Group, Continental / United Airlines, Tracer Construction Company, Charles D. Gooden Consulting Engineers and Brown & Root, Inc., primarily working on large-scale projects.
The University of St. Thomas alumnus, with a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing, honed his engineering skills at The University of Houston, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
The District’s board are all volunteers with a variety of backgrounds who meet monthly to pursue a mission to make The Energy Corridor a premier place to work, live, invest and play through programs that include transportation mobility, public safety, beautification and livability initiatives.