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Sheikh Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah

Sheikh Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah

Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation



Speaker > Biography

Shaikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah is the Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (“KPC”), the state-owned oil company of Kuwait.  He is the principal in-house counsel to KPC and an active member of KPC’s negotiating teams on all of its strategic projects.  His experience centers on international corporate transactions, corporate governance and policy analysis of energy and energy security issues.  He is a member of the board of directors of MEGlobal, a petrochemicals joint venture between KPC subsidiary Petrochemical Industries Company and Dow Chemical Corporation.

Shaikh Nawaf first joined KPC in the Corporate Legal Department in 1999, where he was Senior Legal Counsel.  From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Al-Sabah was head of KPC’s Washington Office, responsible for development of downstream business opportunities and policy analysis in the United States.  Prior to joining KPC, he worked as a corporate transactions attorney for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, an international law firm based in Los Angeles.

Shaikh Nawaf holds an A.B. degree magna cum laude in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He has delivered lectures to various energy and business groups, including the Oil & Money Conference, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Army War College and the Texas State Bar.  He lives in Kuwait with his wife Maryam and their sons Nasir and Abdulaziz.

KPC is one of today’s top ten oil energy conglomerates, and a leader in providing safe, clean energy to the global markets.  First established in 1980 to bring together all state-owned elements of the Kuwaiti oil sector under one corporate umbrella, KPC today oversees a fully-integrated industry with operations on six continents.  The Corporation brings hydrocarbon energy from Kuwait’s domestic reservoirs and KPC’s upstream interests abroad directly to the consumer through a series of specialized subsidiary operating companies.