About IPIC

Executive Management

Murtadha Mohamed Al Hashmi

Murtadha Al Hashmi holds the position as the Chief Financial Officer of the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), leading the company’s Financial and Strategy functions.

Mr Al Hashmi also holds a number of Senior Board positions in the UAE: he is a member of the Board of Directors at the Audit Committee of Aabar Investments PJS, as well as its Investment and Financial Committee. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Supervisory Board and a member of the Remuneration Committee at Borealis AG, whilst also holding the role of Chairman of the Board at Falcon Private Bank Ltd. At OMV AG, Mr Al Hashmi acts as the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and a number of other committees like the Audit Committee, the Compensation and Remuneration Committee, the presidential and nomination committee and the Project Committee. Along with this, he is also a board member at Banvit AS.

Prior to joining IPIC in 1993 as a Director of Finance and Accounts, Mr Al Hashmi worked in the Finance Control Department at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the United Arab Emirates University.

Murtadha Mohamed Al Hashmi

Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi

Khalifa Al Romaithi is the Director of Downstream and Diversified Investments at the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).

With over 12 years of experience in both the energy industry and private equity sector, Mr Al Romaithi started his career at IPIC in 2003. Since then he has held various positions, such as Deputy Director of the Investment Department, Head of Portfolio Management and Head of Diversified Investments.

Mr Al Romaithi plays an integral role across several portfolio companies by sitting as a board and investment committee member at Aabar Investments, Nova Chemicals Corporation, Falah Growth Fund Limited, Qatar and Abu Dhabi Investment Company and COSMO Energy Holdings Company Limited. He is additionally a board member at Arabtec Holding, Depa United Group and the Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Portland.

Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi

Alyazia Ali Al Kuwaiti

Alyazia Al Kuwaiti is the Director of Midstream and Upstream Investment at IPIC. With over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Ms Al Kuwaiti joined IPIC in 2007, as Manager of Evaluation and Execution. Previously, she worked at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) since 2003.

In addition to her experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry, Ms Al Kuwaiti holds board positions at the Gulf Energy Maritime-GEM (Spain), and the Spanish multinational oil and gas company CEPSA.

Ms Al Kuwaiti’s achievements within the sector were recognised in 2013 by the Emirates Women’s Awards, in which she won the Career Achievement Category.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Portobello College, Dublin, and she holds a Masters in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai.

Alyazia Ali Al Kuwaiti

Saeed Mohamed Al Mehairbi

Saeed Al Mehairbi is currently holding the position of the Director of Projects Directorate at the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).

With over 10 years of experience at ADNOC, Mr Al Mehairbi joined IPIC in 2007.

Through his extensive expertise and project successes, predominantly in the oil and gas industry, Mr Al Mehairbi holds a range of Board positions; in April 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Arabtec Holding PJSC after which he was appointed as Acting CEO in November 2015. Additionally, he is a Board Member of Emirates LNG, SUMED Egypt, IPIC Refining Holding, Abu Dhabi Pakistan Holding, and Duqm Refinery.

Mr Al Mehairbi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi, and a Master’s degree in Quality Management from Wollongong University in Dubai. He is also a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute, USA.

Saeed Mohamed Al Mehairbi

Sami Fakhoury

Sami Fakhoury is the General Counsel at IPIC, responsible for leading the company’s legal affairs, governance and compliance operations across the Group.

With over 15 years of experience, Mr Fakhoury is IPIC's most senior executive utilizing his expertise to drive the company and advise on best practices on all legal, and corporate governance matters.

Additionally, he takes on the role of Board Secretary, in charge of ensuring all board matters are carried out efficiently and advising on the legal impact of all projects and investments raised to the Board of Directors for approval.

Prior to joining IPIC in 2013, Mr Fakhoury was a Partner and Head of Banking and Finance for Al Tamimi & Company in Qatar. Before that, he was a Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel, a leading French business law firm in Paris, where he also launched and led the firm’s first office in Dubai.

He is an active member of the region’s legal industry and has been part of the Beirut Bar Association for 17 years.

He holds has a master’s degree in law from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, and a master’s degree in business law, taxation and management from INSEEC Paris. Mr Fakhoury is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

Sami Fakhoury