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Board Members

SULEMAN A. AL-BARGAN
SULEMAN A. AL-BARGAN
Chairman

Suleman A. Al-Bargan is the Vice President of Domestic Refining and NGL Fractionation in Saudi Aramco. He manages the domestic refining portfolio with a processing capacity of 2.8 million barrels per day. This includes 4 wholly owned refineries and 4 Joint Ventures. In addition to refining, Al-Bargan manages 1.9 million barrels per day of the kingdom’s NGL Fractionation capacity and 550 metric tons per year of Base Oil.

Suleman A. Al-Bargan is the Vice President of Domestic Refining and NGL Fractionation in Saudi Aramco. He manages the domestic refining portfolio with a processing capacity of 2.8 million barrels per day. This includes 4 wholly owned refineries and 4 Joint Ventures. In addition to refining, Al-Bargan manages 1.9 million barrels per day of the kingdom’s NGL Fractionation capacity and 550 metric tons per year of Base Oil.

He is a seasoned leader with 37 years of experience in both Upstream and Downstream. Before his latest assignment as Vice President of Domestic Refining and NGL Fractionation, Al-Bargan was an Executive Director of Domestic Refining and NGL Fractionation. He has played several critical roles throughout his career in Saudi Aramco such as CEO of SAMREF (Saudi Aramco & Exxon Mobil JV in Yanbu), General Manager of Jazan Refining Complex, Manager of Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling Department, Director of Personnel and Manager of Uthmaniyah, Hawiyah and Berri Gas Plants.

Suleman Al-Bargan has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri Columbia and an MBA through the MIT Sloan Fellows Program.” 

WALEED K. AL BADER
WALEED K. AL BADER
Vice Chairman

An Executive with over 30 years of operations, planning and international commercial oil marketing experience working for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, with a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering. Worked in International Marketing sector in Supply Operations and Planning Departments then transferred as Manager Capital Projects Administration in Corporate Planning sector within KPC and was responsible for the Capital Investments and Studies in the oil sector.

  • An Executive with over 30 years of operations, planning and international commercial oil marketing experience working for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, with a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Worked in International Marketing sector in Supply Operations and Planning Departments then transferred as Manager Capital Projects Administration in Corporate Planning sector within KPC and was responsible for the Capital Investments and Studies in the oil sector.
  • Appointed as Deputy Managing Director Marketing Operations in July 2013, and was responsible of Planning, Supply Operations, Marine and Value Chain Optimization.
  • Appointed as Deputy Managing Director Marketing Middle Distillates, Fuel Oil & Special Products in March 2016 and was responsible for Sales Middle Distillates, Fuel Oil, Special Products and Bunkers. Also, responsible of London, Singapore and Pakistan Regional Offices to ensure that they add value to the development of beneficial relationships and profitable contracts.
  • Appointed as Deputy Managing Director Marketing Crude Oil & Petroleum Products in April 2017 and responsible of four Sales Departments (Crude Oil, Naphtha/LPG/MOGAS, Middle Distillates, Fuel Oil and Special Products & Bunkers). Also, responsible of all KPC Regional Offices in London, Singapore, Japan, Korea, China, India and Pakistan to ensure that they add value to the development of beneficial relationships and profitable contracts.
  • Appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Olefins & Aromatic) at Petrochemical Industries Company in October 2017.
  • Appointed as Managing Director International Marketing at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation in January 2018.
  • Appointed as Chief Executive officer at Kuwait National Petroleum Company in February 2019.

Board Member at:
  • Appointed as Board member at Al-Sour Company from October 2012 to March 2016.
  • Appointed as Board member at Kuwait Oil Company from January 2016 to October 2017.
  • Appointed as Chairman of Equate Petrochemical Company in October 2017 to March 2019.
  • Appointed as Board member at Kuwait National Petroleum Company from February 2019 till date.
EBRAHIM A. TALIB
EBRAHIM A. TALIB
Board Member & Financial Secretary

Ebrahim Talib is the Deputy Chief Executive for Bapco, the national oil Company of Bahrain. Ebrahim is a Chemical Engineer who, over a span of his 30-year career, has had the privilege of working in The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) in a number of positions that span from process engineering, operations, projects, refining operations, oil storage and export, power & utilities, process improvement, maintenance and marketing initiatives.

Ebrahim Talib is the Deputy Chief Executive for Bapco, the national oil Company of Bahrain. 

Ebrahim is a Chemical Engineer who, over a span of his 30-year career, has had the privilege of working in The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) in a number of positions that span from process engineering, operations, projects, refining operations, oil storage and export, power & utilities, process improvement, maintenance and marketing initiatives. His current responsibilities include the whole supply chain from the receipt of oil and gas, refining, storage and marketing, maintenance and engineering support functions, major initiatives and projects that continue to energise the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bahrain Refinery in a world class league.

He is also the Chairman of Bapco Environment, Health and Safety Committee and a member of the Executive Strategic Planning Council. Ebrahim is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Lube Base Oil Company and Gulf Downstream Association. He believes passionately in the old adage that “it is only people and not hardware that make or break companies”.

JASEM ALI AL SAYEGH
JASEM ALI AL SAYEGH
Board Member

On January 1st 2012, Mr. Jasem Al Sayegh was appointed as ADNOC Refining Chief Executive Officer. He has brought a portfolio of oil refining experience to lead and manage ADNOC Refining and strategically diversify its operations. His other key strengths are business build, performance improvement and insight in statutory requirement. In the last 3 years, he has also contributed at senior level to local down stream oil industry, in his capacity as member of Board of Directors to Borouge.

On January 1st 2012, Mr. Jasem Al Sayegh was appointed as ADNOC Refining Chief Executive Officer. He has brought a portfolio of oil refining experience to lead and manage ADNOC Refining and strategically diversify its operations. His other key strengths are business build, performance improvement and insight in statutory requirement.

In the last 3 years, he has also contributed at senior level to local down stream oil industry, in his capacity as member of Board of Directors to Borouge. 

He joined ADNOC Refining General Management Team in 2003 after successfully managing the Ruwais refinery operation and its expansion for 4 years.

He joined ADNOC in 1986 after graduating from University of Washington as Chemical Engineer. 

He rapidly progressed through the ranks of ADNOC sharing various responsibilities in Process Engineering, Operations, Projects, and HSE functions. He worked on strategic expansion projects and gained valuable experience of technology and people management.

Mr. Jasem has attended numerous international and local conferences and seminars, and presented papers on refining operations and ADNOC Refining contribution to the industry.

SHAIKH NAWAF S. AL-SABAH
SHAIKH NAWAF S. AL-SABAH
Board Member

Shaikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah was appointed Chief Executive Officer of KPC Holdings (Aruba) AEC, the international downstream subsidiary of State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (“KPC”), on 4 February 2019. Prior to this appointment, Shaikh Nawaf was Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (“KUFPEC”), the international upstream subsidiary of KPC, for six years. During that period, KUFPEC doubled its production and expanded into new geographies and technologies.

Shaikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah was appointed Chief Executive Officer of KPC Holdings (Aruba) AEC, the international downstream subsidiary of State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (“KPC”), on 4 February 2019.

Prior to this appointment, Shaikh Nawaf was Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (“KUFPEC”), the international upstream subsidiary of KPC, for six years. During that period, KUFPEC doubled its production and expanded into new geographies and technologies. Shaikh Nawaf remains the Acting Chief Executive Officer of KUFPEC.

Before joining KUFPEC in 2013, Shaikh Nawaf spent 14 years at KPC, the last eight of which as Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel of KPC, where he was the principal in-house counsel to KPC and an active member of KPC’s negotiating teams on the corporation’s strategic projects. He was also a board member of KPC Holdings (Aruba) AEC and of MEGlobal, an olefins joint venture involving KPC’s petrochemicals subsidiary.

From 2002 through 2004, Shaikh Nawaf was head of KPC’s Washington Office, responsible for development of downstream business opportunities and policy analysis in the United States. He also previously worked as a corporate transactions attorney for a major international law firm based in Los Angeles.

Shaikh Nawaf holds an A.B. degree magna cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Laws) degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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