Mr Bakheet Al-Rashidi is the Chief Executive Officer (KPC Holdings-Aruba) and the President (Kuwait Petroleum International), since May 2013.
KPI is an international downstream subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), the state-owned entity responsible for Kuwait’s hydrocarbons interests world-wide. KPI has two refineries in the Netherlands and Italy, a supply and marketing network for retail, aviation, lubricants and speciality products, as well as research activities spread across Europe.
KPI is constructing a mega grass-root refinery project in Vietnam (NSRP) as a JV, with capacity of 200,000 barrels per day.
Mr Al-Rashidi has held several key positions during his career spanning nearly three decades, including: deputy chairman and deputy managing director for planning and local marketing of KNPC, a downstream domestic refining company; member of the board at KOC, a large upstream national oil and gas company; and chairman and managing director of M/s Kuwait Aromatics (KARO) from 2009 to 2012, a joint venture private sector petrochemicals company.
Mr Al-Rashidi is a chemical engineer by profession and an active member of several premier international bodies and technical committees on oil and gas. He was involved in 25 major projects which are being executed by KNPC, the downstream subsidiary company of KPC in Kuwait.
Mr Nizar M. Al- Adsani is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
He joined Kuwait Oil Company in 1984, and held several positions before being appointed General Superintendent, Project Management. In 1999 he moved to the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation to become Manager of Planning and Investment Coordination He held this position until September of 2004, at which point he became Executive Director, Business Administration for Khafji Joint Operations. In November 2007 he was promoted to Deputy Managing Director (KJO) at the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company. In October 2009 he was named Chairman of Joint Operating Committee at KJO. From 2011-2013, Mr. Al-Adsani served as Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company
Mr Nizar Al-Adsani received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Mechanical Engineering) from South Dakota State University in 1984.
Appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Company in January 2016; previously held the position of Deputy CEO (Planning & Commercial) responsible for operational & strategic planning, budget control, purchasing & material management, and contract administration. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oil industry (Upstream), after graduation from Kuwait University as a chemical engineer. He spent 10 years working in Al Khafji Joint Operation representing Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.
Mohammad Husain took over as EQUATE President & CEO in April 2012.
With over 30 years of extensive professional service, Husain held various leading posts, administrative and technical, at Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) and finally at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) as Deputy Chairman & Deputy Managing Director for Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery. In addition, he served on EQUATE Board of Directors from 2004-2012.
Having held several leadership positions and board memberships, Husain's overall competencies and areas of expertise include exploration, development and production of oil and gas, petrochemical and downstream activities, as well as corporate planning and strategy development.
Husain is also a Board member of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) since early 2012.
Mohammad holds a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the US-based University of Tulsa.