Biography: Khadem al-Qubaisi was elected to the board of Arabtec Holding on 28 April 2012 and he became chairman on 8 May 2012. The appointments came after Abu Dhabi government-controlled Aabar Investments became the largest shareholder in the Dubai-listed contractor. Al-Qubaisi has been the managing director of Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) since May 2007.
He is also chairman of the board at Aabar and the chairman of several international companies involved in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors, including Canada’s Nova Chemicals, Austria’s Borealis and Spain’s Cepsa.
He also chairs the board of Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company and Bahrain’s First Energy Bank, and is a member of the boards of Chemaweyaat and Emirates Investment Authority. Al-Qubaisi graduated from the UAE University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
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