Leadership & Management

Leaders of today and the future

Leadership & Management

Board of Directors

H. E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has served as Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology since July 2020, as a member of the Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs since December 2020, as UAE Cabinet Member since March 2013, as a Minister of State from March 2013 up to July 2020, as the Chairman of the National Media Council from 2016 up to July 2020, as the UAE’s special envoy for Climate Change since November 2020, as Group Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC since February 2016 and additionally Managing Director of ADNOC since February 2021. From January 2014 to February 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Energy, of Mubadala Development Company. H.E. Dr. Al Jaber is also Chairman of several ADNOC Group companies, Chairman of Masdar, Chairman of Emirates Development Bank, Chairman of the Board of trustees of Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Emirates Global Aluminum, Emirates Investment Authority, First Abu Dhabi Bank and Khalifa University. H.E. Dr. Al Jaber holds a PhD in business and economics from Coventry University in the United Kingdom, an MBA from the California State University, and a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, the United States.

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H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi

H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi has served as the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and as member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council since January 2023, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) since October 2021. He previously served as Group Chief Financial Officer of ADNOC from December 2019 to December 2021. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of banks and financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Union National Bank (UNB) and the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund (ADRPBF). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and several other ADNOC Group companies. Mr. Al Zaabi holds a Master’s degree in Economics Science with Honors from University of Aberdeen, UK

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H.E. Ahmed Tamim Al Kuttab

H.E. Ahmed Tamim Al Kuttab has served as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Government Support and a member of the Executive Council since January 2023, as Director of the Executive Office of ADNOC since October 2020. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Strategy of ADNOC as well as Senior Vice President, Special Projects of ADNOC from 2016 to 2018. H.E. Al Kuttab also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several other ADNOC Group companies and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Emirates Development Bank since September 2020. Mr. Al Kuttab holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oxford (UK) and a Bachelor of Science BSc (Finance) George Mason University (USA)

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H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi has served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ADQ since May 2019, having previously served as the Director of Metals and Mining of Mubadala Investment Company from 2007 to 2019. H.E Alsuwaidi is also a Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAQA, NEXT50, Pure Health and ADC Acquisition Corporation (ADC) and, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) and Second Vice Chairman of Aldar Properties. His Excellency is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dhabi Pension Fund, Emirates Nuclear Energy Co, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Al Dahra Holding, Lulu Group International, and MiZa. H.E. Alsuwaudi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from UAE University

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Mr. Khaled Salmeen

Mr. Khaled Salmeen has served as the Executive Director of Downstream Industry, Marketing and Trading (DM&T) of ADNOC since January 2021, having previously served as Executive Director of Marketing, Sales & Trading (MS&T) of ADNOC from February 2019. He previously also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals, and Chief Operating Officer of National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed). He also served as Director of ADNOC’s Transformation Project Management Office from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Salmeen currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of ADNOC Group companies. He is also Chairman of TA’ZIZ and Chairman of ADNOC Trading. Mr. Salmeen holds a BSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA, an Executive MBA from INSEAD and a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Harvard Business School.

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Ms. Mariam Saeed Ghobash

Ms. Mariam Saeed Ghobash served as Director of the Global Special Situations Department of Abu Dhabi Investment Council from 2009 to June 2021. She previously served as an Associate at HSBC from 2006 to 2009. Ms. Ghobash is a member of the Board of Directors of Etisalat, Emirates Development Bank, Gulf Capital and Zayed University. She previously served as Vice-Chairperson of Aldar Properties and Invest AD as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Al Hilal Bank and Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. “Watania”. Ms. Ghobash holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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Mr. Abdulaziz Abdulla Alhajri

Mr. Abdulaziz Abdulla Alhajri has served as Executive Director, Downstream Directorate of ADNOC from May 2016 until December 2020. From October 2007 to May 2016, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), a joint venture of ADNOC and Borealis. He also serves on several other ADNOC Group company boards of directors. Mr. Alhajri holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas.

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Senior Management

Bader Al Lamki

Eng. Bader Al Lamki was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2021, where he is responsible for managing the company’s overall operations, as well as developing and implementing long-term regional and international growth strategies. He brings more than 20 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas, clean energy and utilities sectors. Previousely, Eng. Al Lamki held the role of the Chief Executive Officer at National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), leading the company’s operations and growth ambitions in the UAE, across the GCC and internationally. Eng. Al Lamki has extensive experience with some of the UAE’s biggest energy companies, including with ADNOC operating company ADMA-OPCO, where he successfully led a strategic development initiative to increase the company’s daily oil production. He also worked with Masdar Clean Energy, where he was responsible for business growth activities, including bidding, acquisition and green field project development, including having an instrumental role in building the company’s international renewable energy portfolio, with projects spanning 25 countries. Earlier in his career, Eng. Al Lamki gained experience with a number of renowned organizations, including French oil major Total, where he advised on oil and gas projects in Africa.

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Klaas Mantel

Mr. Klaas Mantel joined ADNOC Distribution as Chief Operating Officer in September 2023.  He has over 25 years of experience across the energy industry, the majority of which was with Shell in various senior Operational, Marketing and Business Development positions across the Europe, Africa and Asia. His most recent position was Global head of Convenience Retail. Prior to joining ADNOC Distribution Klaas was leader in McKinsey & Company’s Global Mobility Retail practice, based in Japan, from where he has served Retail, Downstream Oil & Gas and FMCG clients across the world on Mobility, Retail and Energy transition related topics. Mr. Mantel holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam, and obtained INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance

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Wayne Beifus

Mr. Wayne Beifus joined ADNOC Distribution as the Chief Financial Officer in June 2022. He brings over 30 years of financial sector expertise, with almost twenty years in executive leadership roles at some of the world’s largest and market-leading organizations within the FMCG and retail industries. Prior to joining ADNOC Distribution, he worked for British American Tobacco and most recently for Walgreens Boots Alliance, where he was Chief Financial Officer for the past three years. Mr. Beifus holds a double Bachelors’ degree in Commerce and Accounting Science from the University of South Africa, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Athmane Benzerroug

Mr. Athmane Benzerroug joined ADNOC Distribution as Chief Strategy, Transformation & Sustainability Officer in September 2018. He has 20 years of experience in equity capital markets, including 10 years in emerging markets at Deutsche Bank in Dubai. Mr. Benzerroug holds a MSc in Econometrics from University of Paris X.

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Saeed Nasser Al Ahbabi

Eng. Saeed Nasser Al Ahbabi was appointed as Chief Shared Services & Technical Officer in June 2019. Prior to joining ADNOC Distribution, Mr. Al Ahbabi served in various roles at ADNOC since 2007, including as Vice President, Civil Projects, since 2011. Mr. Al Ahbabi holds a BSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering from United Arab Emirates University and an MBA from American University, United Arab Emirates.

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Tanveer Rahman

Mr. Tanveer Rahman joined ADNOC Distribution as the Chief Investment Officer in June 2022. He brings over 22 years of strong experience in the downstream sector, including refining, fuel retail, aviation fuel, lubricants and storage to his new role. He joins us from his most recent role as “MD, Head of Chemicals Asia and Oil & Gas SE Asia, Investment Banking at HSBC”, where he led the investment banking franchise for Oil, Gas and Chemicals sectors in Asia. Tanveer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Oxford University, UK and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder from the CFA Institute.

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Ahmed Abdel-Karim

Ahmed joined ADNOC Distribution as Chief Marketing Officer in October 2022 and is member of the Company's Executive Management Team. He brings over 20 years of marketing and commercial expertise between PepsiCo and HSBC. He has diverse experience in setting new marketing standards and global best practices across developed, developing and emerging markets where he has worked across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ahmed is passionate about customer - centricity and disruptive strategies that transform businesses. His areas of expertise span B2C and B2B Marketing, Brand Management, Customer Experience, Insights and Analytics, Loyalty and Digital. His work has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards across the UK and the Middle East Africa regions. His passion to build agile cultures and to realize full human potential motivated him to gain certification as Neurolinguistic Programming and Life Coach Practitioner. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Economics with high Honors from the American University in Cairo with continued executive education certifications from top business schools. His interests include swimming, chess, fitness, and nutrition.

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