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Mohammed Saleh Abdulla Al Sada is the minister of energy and industry of Qatar and the chairman of Qatar Petroleum.[1]

Mohammed Saleh Al Sada
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Minister of Energy and Industry
Assumed office
18 January 2011
Prime MinisterHamad bin Jassim Al Thani
Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani
Preceded byAbdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah
President of OPEC
Assumed office
7 December 2015
Preceded byEmmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
Personal details
Alma materQatar University



Sada graduated from the Qatar University with a bachelor of science degree in marine science and geology.[2] He also holds a MSc and a PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.[1][3]


Al Sada started his career at Qatar Petroleum in 1983. He served in various positions and was appointed as technical director of Qatar Petroleum in 1997.[4] From 2006 to 2011 he served as the managing director of RasGas liquefied natural gas company.[5] He is also the vice chairman of the board of the Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem) and Qatar Steel Company (QASCO), and the chairman of the board of directors of Qatar Metals Coating Company (Q-Coat).[3] He has served as a member of the Qatar's permanent constitution preparation committee, the supreme education council, and the national committee for human rights.[3]

In April 2007, Al Sada was appointed minister of state for energy and industry affairs and served in that position until 2011.[5]

On 18 January 2011, he replaced Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah in the post of minister of industry and energy.[6] On 14 February 2011, he was appointed as chairman of the board and managing director of Qatar Petroleum.[7] On 24 February 2011, he became the chairman of the RasGas's board of directors.[5]

Al Sada remained unchanged in the cabinet reshuffle in June 2013, which saw the change of the prime minister.[8] Therefore, he is part of the cabinet led by prime minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.[8]

Al Sada is chairman of Nakilat (Qatar Gas Transport Company).[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Al Sada is married and has two daughters and three sons.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mohammed Saleh Al Sada". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "162th Ordinary Meeting" (PDF). OPEC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "IWS 2013 Speakers". International Water Summit. Archived from the original on 4 March 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
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  5. ^ a b c "H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada". The Gulf Intelligence. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  6. ^ Tuttle, Robert (18 January 2011). "Qatar Names Al Sada Energy Minister, Replacing Architect of LNG Attiyah". Bloomberg. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Emir Appoints Al Sada as Qatar Petroleum Chairman". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b Henderson, Simon (26 June 2013). "Qatar's New Leader Replaces Long-Serving Prime Minister". The Washington Institute. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  9. ^ "About Us". Nakilat. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.