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. Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi, Chemical Engineer from Kuwait University, joined KNPC in 1987 and has over 28 years of experience in Kuwait Downstream Refining Industry in areas of Leadership, Operational Excellence, Technologies and Management.
His vast experience includes working in Senior Management as Deputy Managing Director of both Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah Refineries.
Mr. Al-Mutairi as CEO-KNPC, is responsible for managing the Kuwaiti Downstream Sector’s Domestic Refining and Gas Processing business.
He has vast experience in Operations Department and has worked as Manager Operations for both Shuaiba and Mina Al-Ahmadi Refineries.
Mr. Al-Mutairi is currently member of KNPC Board of Directors. Previously, he has been the Chairman of KPC holding company Aruba (KPI) and member of KOC’s (Kuwait Oil Company) and PIC’s (Petrochemical Industries Company) Board of Directors.
During his career he has played important Leadership role in leading the Company to implement mega projects viz. CFP (Clean Fuels Project), ZOR (Al-Zour Refinery) and LNGI (LNG Import). He has also implemented many innovative profit improvement ideas to enhance performance and systems to improve overall HSE Management in KNPC.
Sami Al Rushaid is currently the Chairman and Managing Director (C&MD) of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) responsible for all Oil & Gas Exploration and Productions Operations in Kuwait. He was C&MD of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) from October 2004 till October 2007. He had enjoyed a long and illustrious career at KNPC where he had held a number of positions including Corporate Planning Manager, Executive Assistant Managing Director (Planning & Projects) and Deputy Chairman and Deputy Managing Director (Manufacturing) before being appointed C&MD of KNPC. He is also Board member of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) & a Council member for College of Graduate Studies in Kuwait University.