Event Location: 
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait
Event Date: 
10-11 December 2019
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H.E. Haitham Al Ghais

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H.E. Haitham Al Ghais
State of Kuwait Governor, OPEC and Market Research Manager, Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC)
Speaker 2019


Since joining the Corporation in 1993, held several key positions in various International Marketing activities focusing on negotiations and development of crude oil and petroleum products agreements for KPC globally. Has vast international trading and marketing experience enriched by his multilingual skills. From 2005-2007 headed KPC’s Beijing Office responsible for Marketing and Project Development in China, and from 2008-2013 was in charge of KPC’s European trading and marketing activities based in KPC London Office.

In 2014, was relocated from London Office to KPC-Head Office to head up the Market Research Department (until date) responsible for a team of 18 Analysts that provides Marketing Intelligence to support KPC’s International Marketing operations, long term scenario planning and strategy development for the Corporation.

Responsibilities include providing KPC Management, KPC Board, Council of Ministers, Supreme Petroleum Council, His Excellency the Oil Minister, with Oil and Gas market outlook, reports, studies and executive presentations.

Attends OPEC Ministerial meetings with H.E. the Oil Minister and is a regular speaker at major domestic and international oil and gas conferences such as MPGC, Oil & Money, CERAWEEK.

In January 2017, appointed as Chairman of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) to monitor the implementation of the production adjustment agreement between OPEC and Non-OPEC countries. In June 2017, appointed as Kuwait’s Governor for OPEC.