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Qatar reshuffles Cabinet, QP board

DOHA, November 5, 2018 – CEO of Qatar Petroleum (QP) Saad Sherida Al Kaabi has been named Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs in a reshuffling of the country’s Cabinet and the board of QP.

The reshuffle took place by emiri decree and was reported via Twitter by the state-run Qatar News Agency on Sunday. Al Kaabi will retain his position at the helm of QP.

 

For now, the position of minister for energy and industry remains occupied by Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, and it is unclear how Al Kaabi’s new role will affect Al Sada’s.

Al Sada was also replaced in his role as chairman of QP by Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani.

In the same reshuffle, Qatar National Bank CEO Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari was appointed minister for commerce and industry.

Platts cited an energy ministry official as saying the changes were unlikely to impact Qatar’s energy policies.

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