Event Location: 
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait
Event Date: 
10-11 December 2019
Event Location: 
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait
Event Date: 
10-11 December 2019
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Mr. Bader Al-Attar

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Mr. Bader Al-Attar
Deputy CEO (Planning and Finance), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Speaker 2019


Qualification Highlights:

  • Bsc. in Petroleum Engineering, Golden - CO, Colorado School of Mines.
  • Minor in Economics - 1992.
  • Advanced Management Program 185, Harvard Business School, Boston – MA - 2013.
  • Advanced Management Program, IMD – Geneva, Switzerland – 2019.
  • More than 25 years of experience in the hydrocarbon E&P business.
  • More than 20 years of experience in Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management Functions as well as other areas of planning

Professional Membership: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Colorado School of Mines Alumni & Harvard Business School Alumni

Relevant Experience and Accomplishments

Leading the Upstream PMO; including members from three Upstream E&P companies (KOC, KGOC, KUFPEC), Program Management Office, which is leading the way to the implementation of the 2040 Strategic Plans of the Upstream companies and supporting a group of councils and a steering committee headed by the Chairmen and Managing Directors of the three companies.

Professional Highlights

Deputy CEO Planning & Finance Directorate - August 2019 – Present

The scope of Planning & Finance Directorate is business planning services, capital program activities, financial services, and information technology consisting of seven groups: planning, reservoir management, capital program planning, management support, financial systems and control, financial accounts and services, and corporate information technology.

Deputy CEO Planning & Commercial Directorate - May 2019 – August 2019

The scope of Planning & Commercial Directorate is business planning services, contract services, and capital program activities, consisting of six groups: planning, contracts, capital program planning, commercial support, purchasing and material management and reservoir management.

Manager Planning Group - 2013 – May 2019

Started his career in 1993 as a Reservoir Engineer working through KOC company ranks reaching the position of Team Leader Strategic Planning Team in 2003 and becoming Manager of the Planning Group in 2013:

  • At present leading three functions including strategic planning, performance management and integrated business planning.
  • Advisor to company’s Senior Management including portfolio management and transformational programs.
  • His experience includes working as a chair/deputy chair/member of several teams/committees including the Project Review Committee, Well Delivery Project Gate System Committee, Training Implementation Unit, Upstream Program Management Office, Integrated Planning Study, Performance Management & Business Intelligence, Reserves Management Committee, EOR Steering Committee, Reservoir Management Best Practices Committee, Production Assurance, Strategic Projects, Cost Optimization and Unconventional Resources Committee.