His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada was appointed Minister of Energy and industry, and Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum in 2011. In September 2014, he was again assigned overall responsibility for Qatar’s energy and industry sector, retaining both his Cabinet portfolio and QP position as Chairman of the Board. Earlier, from 2007 to 2011, H.E. Dr. Al-Sada was Minister of State for Energy and Industry Affairs and Member of the Cabinet.
His Excellency is a member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment. In addition, he is the Chairman of Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (NAKILAT), Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) and Qatar Solar Company. H.E. is also the Chairman of the Permanent Water Resources Committee (PWRC) at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).
H.E. Dr. Al-Sada has over 34 years of experience in the energy sector. In 1983, he joined Qatar Petroleum (QP) and started a lifetime career in the oil and gas business. He moved up the corporate ladder and assumed numerous managerial positions. In 1997, he was appointed QP Technical Director, where he successfully directed the execution of a number of major oil, gas and infrastructure projects. In 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of RasGas Company Limited (RasGas).
In 2017, the Energy Institute of the UK presented Dr. Al-Sada with The International “Oil Diplomacy Man of the Year” Award.
An active member of the Qatari community, His Excellency is a member of the Qatar Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Joint Advisory Board (JAB) at Texas A & M University Qatar (TAMUQ) and of the Board of Trustees of the College of North Atlantic Qatar (CNAQ). He is also the Chairman of the Qatar University Alumni Association.
H.E. Dr. Al-Sada was a founding member of the National Committee for Human Rights. He also served as a member of the Permanent Constitution Preparation Committee and the Supreme Education Council.
His Excellency holds an MSc degree and a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK and a BSc degree in Marine Science and Geology from Qatar University.
His Excellency is married and has five children.