Mr Sa’ad Sherida Al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum (QP) in 1986 as a student studying Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the USA. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.
Upon graduation, he joined QP’s Reservoir & Field Development Department, where he progressed through various petroleum engineering, technical, commercial and supervisory positions. He then became the Manager of 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, which were implemented in record time, making a major contribution towards Qatar’s rapid rise to becoming the LNG and GTL capital of the world; as well as several large gas pipeline projects domestically and for export.
From 2006 until this appointment, Mr Al-Kaabi was the Director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he was overseeing all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields’ developments as well as all the exploration activities in Qatar.
In September 2014, Mr Al-Kaabi was appointed as QP’s Managing Director. He later became (in November 2014) the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as part of major re-organization of Qatar Petroleum.