3. Wadha Ahmad Al-Khateeb

Company: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
Title: CEO
Nationality: Kuwaiti
Sector: Oil and Gas

Al-Khateeb was appointed CEO of KNPC in 2022 and oversaw the company’s first export of 95-octane automotive fuel to European markets in July 2023. She is the first woman and first Kuwaiti to head the Gas Processors Association, GCC Chapter, and vice chairperson of the Gulf Downstream Association. She has been a member of the Women’s Cultural and Social Society since the 1990s. She was previously a member of the Natural Reserves Committee and the Oil Spill Combating Plan Committee for the State of Kuwait and the chairperson of the Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company.