Wadha Ahmed Al-Kahteed
Deputy CEO Mina Abdulla Refinery, KNPC
Wadha is the deputy CEO of the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, which earned $30 billion in revenues last year. She is in charge of the Mina Refinery, which refines a third of the company’s oil. Al Khateeb has been with the company for 24 years and has held several positions, including Senior Processing Engineer in 2003, Environment Team Leader in 2005, and Technical Services Manager for the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery in 2013. She moved into her current position as deputy CEO in 2019. She was the first woman to head the “Gas Processors Association” GCC Chapter. She was a board member for the Kuwait Styrene Company during the fiscal year of 2018/19, and she has been chairperson for the Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company since May 2019.