A key figure in the region’s fertiliser sector
Khalifa Abdullah al-Suwaidi
Company: Qatar Fertiliser Company (Qafco)
Position: Managing director
Biography: Khalifa Abdullah al-Suwaidi joined Qafco in March 1985 after graduating as a chemical engineer from Arizona State University.
After four years’ service, he was appointed plant engineer and, two years later, became head of section on Qafco’s ammonia 1 plant. In 1992, he was promoted to deputy production manager, and in 1996 he became co-ordination manager. In 1997, he was appointed production manager and, in the same year, managing director.
He is also chairman of the board of directors of Qafco subsidiary Gulf Formaldehyde Company, vice-chairman of the board of directors at Qatar Metal Coating Company and vice-president of the International Fertilisers Association.
Qafco was founded in 1969 as a joint venture of the Qatari state, Norway’s Hydro, Kvaerner Powergas and Hambros Bank, to produce ammonia and urea.
Contact: (+974) 422 8888
Company website: www.qafco.com/
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