H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada has been appointed as Minister of Energy & Industry on 18th January 2011, and also appointed as Qatar Petroleum’s Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors on 14th February 2011.
Prior to this, he was the Minister of State for Energy & Industry Affairs since April 2007. Earlier, H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada was the Managing Director of RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) and, with effect from 24th February, 2011 His Excellency became the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
H.E. Dr. Al-Sada has held the position of Director Technical at Qatar Petroleum, where he directed major oil & gas and related infrastructure projects. He brings with him a wealth of experience with over 28 years of service with Qatar Petroleum, successfully managing various important corporate departments.
Within the Energy Industry, he is the Chairman of the Board of Qatar Chemicals Company (Q-Chem), QatarGas, Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd. (TASWEEQ), Qatar Petroleum International (QPI), Qatar Intermediate Industries Company Ltd., (Alwaseeta), ASTAD Project Management, Industries Qatar and Gulf International Services. He is also the Chairman of the Board of both Qatar Steel and Muntajat.
H.E. Dr. Al-Sada is an active member of the Qatari community and has served as a member of several distinguished committees and organizations, including the Permanent Constitution Preparation Committee, the Supreme Education Council and the National Committee for Human Rights. He is currently the Chairman of the Joint Advisory Board (JAB), Texas A & M University in Qatar and a Board Member of Qatar Foundation
His Excellency holds a PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), in UK, having earlier graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and Geology, from Qatar University. He is married with 2 daughters and 3 sons.