Exclusive Interview with H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada
Thursday, 16 April 2020 • 12–1 p.m.
Global energy markets face volatile uncertainty amid fluctuating demand and surging oversupply as a pandemic grip the world. This exclusive conversation with H.E. Dr. Al-Sada, a renowned energy industry leader, will examine key factors impacting energy markets and consider possible outcomes in the weeks and months ahead. H.E. Dr. Al-Sada also will answer questions from current and former students of Texas A&M University at Qatar, as well as the general public. H.E. Dr Al–Sada will be interviewed by Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi, associate dean for research and advancement.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada was Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman of the Board of Qatar Petroleum (QP) from 2011 to 2018, and Managing Director of QP from 2011 to 2014. From 2007 to 2011, he was Minister of State for Energy and Industry Affairs and Member of the Cabinet. During his tenure, H.E. Dr. Al-Sada consolidated and expanded Qatar’s energy business and further improved the energy sector governance. He assumed leading roles in government organizations and was a member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, Chairman of RasGas, Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat) and Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC). He also chaired the Permanent Water Resources Committee at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, Kahramaa.
H.E. Dr. Al-Sada has more than 35 years of experience in the energy sector. In 1983, he joined QP and started moving up the corporate ladder. He successfully led many responsible roles in QP, which included engineering and project execution to safety and environmental engineering of a number of major oil, gas and infrastructure projects. He is a strong advocate of safety and protection of the environment. He also has chaired a number of international organizations and is a frequent speaker at many prominent international conferences and forums. In 2017, the UK Energy Institute presented H.E. Dr. Al-Sada with the “International Oil Diplomacy Man of the Year” Award in recognition of his efforts and contributions to restoring balance to the oil market during Qatar’s tenure as President of the OPEC Conference in 2016.
He is an active member of the Qatari community and has served as a member of several distinguished committees and organizations, including Qatar Constitution Preparation Committee, Supreme Education Council and, as a founding member, Qatar National Committee for Human Rights. He holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester in the UK, and a B.Sc. degree in marine science and geology from Qatar University. He also received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Texas A&M University. He is married with three sons and two daughters.