Bakheet Al-RashidiBakheet Al-Rashidi

Kuwait Petroleum International
Petrotech 2016 Conference Chairman, President & CEO of Kuwait Petroleum International 

Mr Bakheet Al-Rashidi is the Chief Executive Officer (KPC Holdings-Aruba) and the President (Kuwait Petroleum International), since May 2013.

KPI is an international downstream subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), the state-owned entity responsible for Kuwait’s hydrocarbons interests world-wide. KPI operates a Refinery in Italy of 268,000 barrels per day capacity, a supply and marketing network for retail, aviation, lubricants and speciality products, as well as research activities spread across Europe.

KPI is constructing a mega grass-root refinery project in Vietnam (Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemicals Project – NSRP) as a Joint Venture, with capacity of 200,000 barrels per day. The NSRP project is currently at advanced EPC stage and would be mechanically completed by end-2016 and commissioned by early-2017.

Mr Al-Rashidi has held several key positions during his career spanning nearly three decades, including: deputy chairman and deputy managing director for planning and local marketing of KNPC, a downstream domestic refining company; member of the board at KOC, a large upstream national oil and gas company; and chairman and managing director of M/s Kuwait Aromatics (KARO) from 2009 to 2012, a joint venture private sector petrochemicals company.

Mr Al-Rashidi is a Chemical Engineer by profession and an active member of several premier international bodies and technical committees on oil and gas. He was involved in 25 major projects which are being executed by KNPC, the downstream subsidiary company of KPC in Kuwait.