Executive Management

Executive Management

Our Executive Management brings decades of experience in the energy space to deliver on customer needs and challenges, while their leadership and commitment to excellence remain integral to realizing our vision.

Our CEO

Khalid M. Nouh

Mr. Nouh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TAQA in November 2019, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) and the Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS).

Khalid M. Nouh
Our CEO

Mr. Nouh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TAQA in November 2019, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) and the Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS).

In his capacity as TAQA CEO, Mr. Nouh has focused on making a clear transition to a fully aligned functioning operating company focused on flawless execution, group synergies and delivering the highest value to TAQA customers. Under his leadership, TAQA launched its 2021 Strategy that positions TAQA as leading the way in offering differentiated, competitive products and services to Energy Companies in the MENA region, maintaining continuous value creation.

Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Nouh held several leadership positions with international companies headquartered in Dubai, UAE, where he was the Chief Technology Officer of the international subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). He also served as Executive Officer and President of Baker Hughes Inc for the Middle East and Asia Pacific region from 2008 until 2017. Additionally, before Mr. Nouh joined Baker Hughes Inc, he spent 19 years with Schlumberger in several technical, product development and leadership positions based out of Dhahran, KSA, Dubai, UAE, Paris, France, and Houston Texas. Mr. Nouh began his career in 1989 with Saudi Aramco’s Manufacturing, Supply and Transportation business line before moving to Schlumberger in 1994.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University and has completed several advanced courses in Energy Economics, Investment Banking, Finance and Leadership over his career. He is a lifelong member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and is an active Board Member of its Saudi Arabian chapter.

Samir Seth
Executive Vice President - Corporate Finance and Planning

Mr. Seth was appointed EVP of Corporate Finance & Planning in August 2019 and brings with him over 27 years of experience in the Oilfield Services industry. In his current role, Mr. Seth plays a central role in the continued growth of TAQA. He is responsible for the management of the Company’s present and future financial positions, building a strong and capable financial team to support the Company’s business and operations. Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Seth held several leadership positions with Schlumberger, where he had extensive geographical operating exposure and worked as the Global financial lead for the Pressure Pumping product line. In 2018, during the midst of the of the financial crisis, he was the Treasurer for the Western Hemisphere. In this role, he executed several structured financial deals, back stop credit facilities, capital market activities, and capital allocation decisions. He joined Baker Hughes in 2012 as VP of Finance for the Middle East and Asia Pacific Region. In 2016 he was appointment as VP of Corporate Development, where he played a critical role in the mergers & acquisitions activities of the company and the strategic incubation of smaller business units. He is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies from University of Kolkata and has attended Leadership Development Program conducted by G.A.P. International, and Advanced Finance Management Courses at IMD and Wharton.

Dr. Mario Ruscev
Executive Vice President - TAQA International & Chief Technology Officer

Dr Mario Ruscev is a Nuclear Physicist by degree holding a PhD from Yale University and from Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. Mario spent 23 years with Schlumberger in various responsibilities in the R&D and operations. He has been the President of Western-Geco “Seismic”, Well-Testing, Water & Gas services, and Wireline Divisions within Schlumberger. After leaving SLB in 2006, Mario was appointed as CEO of FormFactor, a Silicon Valley provider of unique nanotech connectors for the semiconductor industry, then he moved to Moscow Russia as CEO of IGSS (GeoTech), a major Russian Seismic acquisition and processing company operating in Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2013, Mario joined Baker Hughes Incorporation as Executive Officer, Vice President, and CTO when he led the development of a very strong technology culture and portfolio. During the Halliburton attempt to acquire Baker Hughes, Mario joined Weatherford International as an Executive Officer and EVP of Global Products and Services. During his career, Dr Ruscev had the opportunity to evolve in many environments where Technology and Execution were differentiators. Besides having successfully managed many businesses turn overs, he led his different teams to successfully introduced systems. Mario was for many years a Board member of the Global Carbon Capture & Sequestration. He is currently a non-Executive director (board member) on CGG, he is also helping a start up in the IoT application to the Oil Field that he had set up earlier and working with the TAQA group of Saudi Arabia in many of their new endeavor.

Adel Al-Ghadhban
Executive Vice President - Governance and Venture Management

Mr. Al-Ghadhban serves as Executive Vice President for Governance and Venture Management, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in portfolio management and finance across oil & gas and manufacturing. In his current role, Mr. Al-Ghadhban is responsible to develop and oversee the group Legal, Risk, and Compliance. He is also responsible for guiding TAQA’s group Risk and Compliance team in identifying, assessing, monitoring, and advising on controlling and preventing risks according to the Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks in place for the Company’s present and future business activities. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of TAQA’s strategy toward its invested companies (joint Venture). As a member of the executive management, Mr. Al Ghadban plays a major role in the growth of the invested companies and the management of partners relationship. Mr. Al-Ghadhban also serves as a Member of the Board of Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS), TAQA Drilling Solutions, Inc. Canada, Cougar Drilling Solutions Global, Inc. (Barbados), and is the Chairman of the Board of ALAR and the Vice Chairman of JESCO. Mr. Al-Ghadhban joined TAQA in 2006 and has held several senior positions within the Company since, including General Manager for Finance and Administration and CEO of Jubail Energy Services Company (JESCO). Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Al-Ghadhban spent six years in Saudi Aramco’s Treasury Department and four as the CFO in health sector. Mr. Al-Ghadhban holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Denver, US and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Washington State University, US

Moutaz Mashhour
Executive Vice President - Shared Services

Mr. Moutaz Mashhour joined TAQA as Executive Vice President of Shared Services in December 2020, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and Services. He has previously led the development of strategic and transformational programs at several Saudi Aramco megaprojects, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.In his current role, Mr. Mashhour is responsible for establishing the Shared Services function at TAQA and its group companies, and consolidating common services used by the organization and its varied business functions under a single umbrella, with the overall objective of improving service and service delivery and contributing to the overall growth and evolution of the Company. Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Mashhour was seconded from 2016 to 2020 to Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), a joint venture with Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he was responsible for managing the complex merger and transition of 3,000 healthcare employees from Aramco to JHAH. In addition, he had responsibility for developing and executing plans to attract, hire, develop, and retain the best healthcare talent for the hospital.Previously, Mr. Mashhour served as Vice President of Industrial Relations (IR) and Secretary of the Compensation Committee at Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) from 2013 through 2016. During his time with YASREF, he oversaw the formation of its Industrial Relations operations, including Human Resources, Supply Chain Safety and Industrial Security, Government Affairs, Public Relations, and Support Services for the mega venture project. Additionally, Mr. Mashhour served as Head of IR for Aramco Services Company (ASC) in the United States of America from 2010 to 2013, and as Interim Vice President of Human Resources at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) from 2007 through 2008. Mr. Mashhour holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has also undertaken a number of leadership and executive development programs from the Columbia, Rice and Georgetown Universities in the US, as well as having completed the University of Minnesota’s HR Certification program.

Dr. Saud Al Ammari
TAQA Group General Counsel

Dr. Saud Al-Ammari joined TAQA in 2023, in his role as TAQA General Counsel, Saud will be handling a wide range of corporate and commercial legal matters both inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Saud comes with an extensive experience and knowledge in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and litigation legal matters, including arbitraion, and their applications both inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Earlier in his career, Saud served as General Attorney for Saudi Aramco, Legal Adviser to the Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources and General Counsel of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

His time at Saudi Aramco and the Ministry of Petroleum gave him an extensive knowledge in energy services and related corporate work. As such, Saud comes with extensive knowledge and relevant legal and industry experience. Saud holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D., South Texas and a B.A. from the American University, Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice law in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and admitted to the D.C. and Pennsylvania Bars.

Saud is the former President of the Harvard Alumni Association of Saudi Arabia and one of the founders of the Islamic Legal studies Program at Harvard Law School. He was appointed by Royal Order and currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Commercial Arbitration Center.

Saud is recognized and ranked by Legal 500, Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal for his skills and experience in litigation and corporate law in Saudi Arabia. In 2001, he was honored and received the King Abdulaziz Medal (First Order) for his achievements and national contributions.

 

 

 

Jamil Al-Naser
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Mr. Al-Naser serves as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business development for TAQA, prior to this he held the position of Executive Vice President of Operations, where he was leading oilfield services and equipment (including TAQA Well Services) operations in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT) region. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in the oilfield services industry, having held multiple senior roles with global oilfield services companies around the globe, including in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Australia. Mr. Al-Naser joined TAQA in 2019 as Executive Director for New Business Development, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions projects, joint ventures, and alliance opportunities. Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Al-Naser served as Product Line Director for Wireline Services at Baker Hughes in the Asia Pacific Region from 2017 to 2019. He also previously served as Managing Director for Oilfield Services in Australasia for Baker Hughes from 2015 to 2016 and has held numerous other leadership roles across the Middle East. Additionally, he served as Board Member for several joint ventures, as well as for the International School of Western Australia (ISWA). Mr. Al-Naser began his career in Schlumberger as a field engineer and spent his first decade in the industry in multiple roles including in field operations management, product development, HR management and geo-market management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UAE University and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Meshary Al-Ayed
Group Vice President-Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment

Mr. Meshary Al-Ayed serves as TAQA Group Vice President of Quality, Health Safety, Security, and Environment (QHSSE), he joined the company in June, 2022. He is an experienced multinational operations and transformation manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Energy Industry in multiple geographies. Besides core competencies in Petroleum Engineering, Operations Planning, and People management, Meshary is an experienced change management professional with experience in organizational change and transformation strategy development and execution.

Mr. Al-Ayed’s career started in field operations with Schlumberger as a field engineer in Saudi Arabia, before moving to New Zealand, Australia and India where he led several high profile projects and field initiatives covering land and offshore environments and high profile deep water operations. Post field, Meshary held several management positions in training and development, field and operations management and sales and marketing. He was director of the Wireline Business unit at the country level in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before taking the leadership of the Operations Systems Function in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in a role that spanned all Schlumberger operations and functions covering transformation, process alignment and successful ERP deployment in addition to managing IT and CyberSecurity.

In his current role, Mr. Meshary heads the QHSSE function and drives the development and implementation of TAQA’s QHSSE strategy, leads QHSSE risk management and compliance activities, and also develops strategy to evaluate and mitigate the risk and compliance matters across TAQA and its subsidiaries. Additionally, he is responsible for driving development of QHSSE frameworks, policies, and operational plans across TAQA and its subsidiaries.

Mr. Meshary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He also served as Schlumberger’s Ambassador to KFUPM in a role that aimed to foster closer university relations across the educational, entrepreneurial, and student outreach areas between the energy and academic sectors.

Ziyad Al-Mudarra
Group Vice President – Corporate Affairs

Mr. Al-Mudarra serves as Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs since January 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience, including a range of business roles covering business development, strategic planning, human capital transformation, and marketing across the industrial and energy sectors. In his current role, Mr. Al-Mudarra is responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs function within TAQA Group and is focused on developing and maintaining effective strategic engagement and alignment with stakeholders to accelerate and enhance TAQA’s decision making process and enable the delivery of TAQA’s corporate strategy and its initiatives. Mr. Al-Mudarra joined TAQA in 2006 and has held several leadership roles during his time with the Company where he led the formation of strategic functions and transformational programs, including Head of Business Development, Vice President of Strategy & Business Planning, Vice President of Group HR, and most recently, Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Al-Mudarra held several positions with Saudi Aramco in the Industrial Development and Strategic Sourcing department. Prior to that he held positions at Zamil Industrial Investment Company and Unilever, where he was responsible for Business Development & Marketing projects. Mr. Al-Mudarra holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing – Industrial Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, and a Master’s in Commercial Law from Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh both in Saudi Arabia. He has also undertaken a number of leadership and executive development programs from INSEAD, IMD Business School, and Stanford Business School.

Richard Henry
Vice President – Corporate Development

Mr. Henry was appointed VP of Corporate Development in 2017, bringing with him over 25 years of international experience in investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate development in the energy and natural resources sectors. In his current role, he is responsible for evaluating and assessing potential partnerships, joint ventures, investments, and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Henry served as Head of Oil & Gas at CIMB from 2012 to 2015. He was also the Asia Head of Oil & Gas for the Royal Bank of Scotland from 2011 to 2012 and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Metal and Mining at Standard Bank from 2009 to 2011. He began his career with Deutsche Bank, where he spent 17 years, finally becoming Head of European Mergers and Acquisitions for Energy and Natural Resources. Mr. Henry holds an MA from University of Oxford; he is a UK qualified chartered Accountant and has an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Hani Ahmed Qurashi
Chief Internal Auditor

Mr. Hani Ahmed joined TAQA in 2020, bringing with him over 20 years of experience with a focus on internal auditing across a range of industries in the Kingdom and internationally. In his current role, he is responsible for TAQA Group’s Internal Audit function. He has held multiple senior roles most recently as Chief Internal and Risk Officer for Dammam Airport Company (DACO), Group Chief Internal Auditor for United Matbouli Group (UMG), Group Chief Internal Auditor for Magrabi Hospitals and Centers (MHC), and different positions as risk assurance lead in PwC and KPMG covering Saudi and overseas markets. Mr. Hani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Helwan University, Egypt, and a Modern Accounting Diploma from the American University in Cairo. He has also received multiple certifications including Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institution of Internal Audit, US; and Certified Risk Analyst (CRA) from the American Academy of Financial Management, US.