Penn State Community Invited for Conversation with Qatari Energy Minister


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — The Penn State community is invited to join a conversation with Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, to discuss the future of energy and international relations .

Al-Kaabi, a 1991 Penn State alumnus who earned a bachelor of science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is also chairman and CEO of QatarEnergy. The conversation with Al-Kaabi will be moderated by Roger Brindley, vice president of Penn State Global.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the event, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 14 at the Flex Theater, room 132, at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. A Zoom link for this event will be made available to those attending Commonwealth campuses.

“We are delighted to welcome His Excellency Saad Sheriba Al-Kaabi to Penn State to share his expertise in the area of ​​energy and international relations,” said Wenjie Fu, External Relations Coordinator, Penn State Global. “We hope the community can learn and engage on this topic.”

Al-Kaabi has served as Minister of State for Energy Affairs since 2018. Al-Kaabi has served as Managing Director, Chairman and CEO of QatarEnergy since September 2014.

Between 2006 and 2014, Al-Kaabi served as director of the oil and gas business division of QatarEnergy, where he oversaw all developments in Qatar’s oil and gas fields, as well as all exploration activities in Qatar.

Between 1991 and 2006, Al-Kaabi was part of the reservoir and field development department of QatarEnergy, where he later became the director of gas development, responsible for the management and development of the northern field.

To register for the event, participants are requested to register here.

For more information, contact Fu at [email protected]

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