ABOUT US | BOARD MEMBERS

HUSSAIN AL-QAHTANI

Chairman

Hussain Al-Qahtani has more than 34 years of experience with Saudi Aramco through which he has established a track record of managing complex investment projects, achieving strategic business targets, building strong partnerships with key stakeholders, and delivering growth across the company’s vast refining business. Prior to his current role, Al-Qahtani was representative director and...

WADHA AL-KHATEEB

Vice Chairman

Wadha Ahmad Al-Khateeb, with 28 years of experience in the oil sector, currently serves as the CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). Throughout her career, she has held diverse technical and management positions in the Technical Services and Health Safety & Environment Departments. Al-Khateeb has achieved rearkable milestones, such as ranking 8th and 7th in Forbes Middle East's...

SHAFI AL-AJMI

Board Member

Shafi Taleb Al-Ajmi is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in Oil and Gas Downstream Petrochemical Industry. Al-Ajmi is currently the President and CEO at Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) and leads the KPI JV Investments Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC and Duqm Refinery Project. Prior to this role, he has led the Finance & Administration directorate of...

SULTAN AL-BIGISHI

Board Member

Sultan Albigishi has more than 25 years of extensive downstream experience in refinery operations management, project management, planning and strategy. As Acting CEO he provides strategic leadership and effective operational management to achieve ADNOC Refining’s objectives. Albigishi spent almost his entire career to-date with ADNOC Refining where he joined as a Process Engineer in 1995,...

KAMIL AL-SHANFRI

Board Member

Kamil Al Shanfri is Managing Director for OQ Refineries and Petrochemical Industries and Plastics, and acting Managing Director for Salalah Cluster. He manages OQ fully owned refineries in Muscat and Sohar, and petrochemicals in Sohar industrial area which consist of Aromatics Plant, Steam Cracker, and Polymer production. He has more than 24 years of professional experience in Oil and Gas, 20 of...

AFAF ZAINALABEDIN

GDA Board Member and Financial Secretary

Afaf Zainalabedin has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Bahrain. In addition, she holds numerous certifications, such as a Chartered Accountant from ACCA, and a certificate in International Auditing. Afaf has also attended management executive courses in Henley College, Oxford. She has more than 28 years of rich and solid experience across various sectors such as...