A Message from the CEO


To begin with, I would like to express my sincere pride and appreciation for the confidence I have been entrusted with by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s Board of Directors to be selected as the Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), of whom, I am so grateful for its Board’s confidence. I am so proud to have established my career within from the early beginnings.

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Waleed Al-Bader, who assumed the Company’s responsibility through one of the most challenging times, where we surely have learned a lot from his leadership and experience. I ask Almighty Allah to guide me in carrying on the journey of success that he and successive generations of the Company officials and employees have started since the inception in 1960.

Our Refineries are the backbone of our business, and do carry the greatest responsibility in executing and developing the refining operations. Surely, this will not undermine other Directorates and Departments within, who work in coherence and one team spirit towards the implementation of successful strategy plans and projects.

Today, we continue the path that our successors have initiated. Earnestly and sincerely, we shall address the post-CFP commissioning milestones, including the increase in refining capacity while keeping pace with the global developments concerning specifications and quality of our products. This shall enable us to meet the domestic needs, while fulfill the requirements of the global markets, with the aim to enter new international ones.

KNPC will continue its development projects, relying on its national cadres, considered to be the Company’s true assets and wealth, of whom we shall always nurture and ensure they receive our attention through enhancing and developing their skills and capabilities, while providing advanced training and qualifying opportunities towards optimal execution of duties.

Maintaining our global competitiveness dictates on us to encourage employee’s innovation, creating opportunities for them to demonstrate their creative capacities, a norm practice within KNPC, yet, we shall further strengthen this norm, seeking to find innovative solutions that contribute towards the development and improvement of our business.

Concluding, the safety aspect of our employees in various disciplines shall continue to be our utmost priority, while preserving our Company’s assets. Similarly, we shall continuously strive to protect the environment and fulfill our social responsibility towards sustainable development. In doing so, we are driven by our commitment towards our beloved country, Kuwait, following the guidance of our wise leadership of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may Allah grace him with his blessings and protection.

Wadha Ahmed Al-Khateeb