Biography of H.E. Secretary General

NAME:Ali Sabt BenSabt

Citizenship:Kuwaiti

Current Position:Secretary General, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), since March 1, 2020.

Degree:                    Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Kuwait University, 1977

Career:

Ministry of Oil:

  • Petroleum Geologist, 1977
  • Geology and Geophysics Supervisor, 1988
  • Director, Exploration and Production Department, 1993
  • Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, 2 July 2001-1 July 2013
  • Head, Committee on Upgrading Regulations on Petroleum Wealth Preservation of the Oil Ministry
  • Member, Technical Committee for Demarcation of Maritime Borders with Saudi Arabia
  • Head, Negotiating Team on Joint Northern Fields
  • Member, Borders Committee of the Ministerial Council, 30 January 2005- 30 May 2016
  • Acting Undersecretary, Oil Ministry, May 2013- April 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directorsand Chairman, Arab Petroleum Services Company (APSCO), OAPEC
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), 25 December 2004- 30 October 2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), 1 November 2007- 30 July 2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), 31 July 2011- 17 January 2016
  • Deputy Chairman, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company K.S.C.C (KGOC), 18 January 2016- 29 July 2018
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company, 30 July 2018- 2019
  • Advisor to the CEO of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), 2015- 2020