Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in the USA, in 1991.
Mr. Al-Kaabi joined Qatar Petroleum in 1986 as a student. Immediately after graduation, he joined Qatar Petroleum’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. He also oversaw the building of several large gas pipeline projects domestically and for export.
In 2006, Mr. Al-Kaabi was appointed as the Director of Qatar Petroleum’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 Qatar Petroleum’s President and Chief Executive Officer, where he oversees Qatar Petroleum’s gas, oil and petrochemical developments in Qatar and internationally.
On November 4, 2018, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi was appointed Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Cabinet member of the State of Qatar, and Deputy Chairman of Qatar Petroleum, in addition to his position as President & CEO.
Industries Qatar Q.P.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.