Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Industries Qatar. Since being appointed to this position in March 2015, Mr. Al-Kaabi has led the efforts to place Industries Qatar as one of the most prominent blue chip companies in the GCC reign, and to achieve the maximum benefits to the shareholders.
Mr. Al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum (QP) in 1986 as a student of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in the USA. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.
Immediately after graduation, Mr. Al-Kaabi 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. 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, Mr. Al-Kaabi was the Director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, where he oversaw all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields’ developments as well as all the exploration activities in the country.
In September 2014, Mr. Al-Kaabi was appointed as Qatar Petroleum’s Managing Director, a position that was later changed (November 2014) to President and Chief Executive Officer, as part of major re-organization effort.
Industries Qatar Q.S.C. was incorporated as a Qatari joint stock company on April 19, 2003. The registered office is located at P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar. Through the group companies, IQ operates in 3 distinct segments: petrochemicals, fertiliser and steel.