Qatar Petroleum has announced the appointment of Saad Sherida al-Kaabi as its new managing director.
Engineer al-Kaabi joined QP in 1986 as a student studying petroleum and natural gas engineering at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the US.
In 1991, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B Sc) degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering.
Immediately after graduation, he joined QP’s Reservoir & Field Development Department, where he progressed through various petroleum engineering, technical, commercial and supervisory positions.
Al-Kaabi then became the manager (gas development) responsible for North Field management and development, where he and his team played a key role in the rapid launch of many mega gas projects based on the most up-to-date technologies. The projects were implemented in record time, making a major contribution towards Qatar’s rapid rise to becoming the LNG and GTL capital of the world.
Since 2006 al-Kaabi has been the director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he has been overseeing all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields’ developments as well as all the exploration activities in Qatar.
Meanwhile, the new board of directors of QP held its first meeting at QP headquarters yesterday.
The meeting was chaired by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, in the presence of vice-chairman, HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim al-Thani and the board members, HE Ali Sheriff al-Emadi, the Minister of Finance; HE Dr Ibrahim al-Ibrahim, Hamad Rashid al-Mohannadi, Nasser Khalil al-Jaidah and al-Kaabi.
The board of directors reviewed the meeting agenda and took the necessary decisions.