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.
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.
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.
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.
H.E. Mr. Anas Al-Saleh is the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of Oil. He is the chair of the board of directors of the Kuwait Investment Authority since 2014. He is also the former Minister of Commerce and Industry as well as the former Minister of State for Housing Affairs. Mr. Al-Saleh has an extensive experience in the financial sector. He was the chair of the Board of Kuwait Clearing Company before being appointed Minster. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Al-Saleh was a member of the Kuwait Stock Exchange Committee for three years. In addition to that, he served on the boards of many financial and investment companies. He graduated from the Portland State University, Oregon – USA with a degree in Finance in 1997.
Andy Brown is Upstream Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell since 2012. He is responsible for Shell’s global Upstream business. This includes the exploration and production of oil and gas from conventional, shale and deep water sources.
He joined Shell after completing his degree in Engineering Science at Cambridge University. From 1984 to 2000, Andy worked in New Zealand, The Netherlands, Italy, Brunei and Oman in engineering and project management roles. In 2000, Andy was Senior Advisor for the Middle East and Former Soviet Union to the Vice Chairman of Shell before becoming Private Assistant to the Chairman of Shell in 2001. From 2002 to 2012, Andy led the successful delivery of the $18 billion pioneering Pearl Gas to Liquids project as Managing Director and Country Chairman. In 2009, he was also appointed Executive Vice President Qatar with responsibility for all of Shell’s upstream business in Qatar including the Qatargas 4 LNG project. From 2012 to 2015 Andy was the Upstream International Director responsible for the global Upstream and Integrated Gas businesses outside the Americas. Andy was awarded an OBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for his services to British-Qatari business relations. Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Trustee of the Shell Foundation.
Jason Bordoff joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding senior policy positions on the White House’s National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the world’s top energy policy experts, he joined the Administration in April 2009. At Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, Bordoff is a professor of professional practice and serves as founding Director of Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Bordoff’s research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. He also holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown