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Board Directors

Khaled Ali Al-Ansari

Khaled Ali Al-Ansari

Academic & Professional Qualifications: 

BSc in Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 1989

Work Experiences & current responsibilities:  

Over 31 years experience in the oil & gas industry mainly working for QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum). Extensive experience in leading specialized hydrocarbon development teams. Strong managerial and leadership skills. Lead an organization consist of over 100 culturally diverse professionals responsible for optimizing oil & gas development projects and supporting field operational activities.

Direct, coordinate and manage the prudent development and re-development of QatarEnergy’s operated onshore fields which includes objective setting, strategy formulation, plan development and redevelopment, implementation, monitoring and reporting of developed reserves and discovered undeveloped hydrocarbon reserves.

Maximise economic recovery from hydrocarbon resources by ensuring that the multiple reservoirs are being effectively managed and performance is optimised with sound geophysical, geological, petrophysical, reservoir and production engineering principles.


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Abdulhakeem Alyafei

Board Director
Board Director

Aktham Yousef Al Baqali

Board Director

Since 2008 he is handling QIMC Group’s Operation Function by providing leadership to all aspects of financial stewardship, budgeting, financial analysis, resource procurement, operational analysis. Responsible for all financial, administration and HR matters including banking relations, cash management, insurance, accounting, budgeting & forecasting and selection of company's group health insurance plan, enforce accounting policies and procedures to ensure efficiency.

After his graduation, Aktham Yousef M.J. Al-Baqali joined Qatar’s Ministry of Economy & Commerce as a Financial Researcher. Until date, Aktham Al-Baqali held several major business positions and he is an esteemed Chairman and Board Director in much successful companies; Qatar Acids Company, National Paper Industries Co. Gulf Formaldehyde Co. Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co. (QALEX), Tarweej (QIMC’s Real Estate Directorate), Gulf Glass Factory (Zujaj), United Chemicals Co (UC), National Food Co (NAFCO)


Francois-Xavier HAULLE

Board Director

Dr Francois-Xavier HAULLE has been Vice President Large Industries for the Middle-East India region since 2020. Based in Dubai, he also oversees the digital operation center and industrial teams covering both Africa and Middle-East India perimeters.

Francois-Xavier was previously CEO of Air Liquide’s joint venture in Saudi Arabia (ALAR) and he also held various positions in the corporate strategy department of the Air Liquide Group.

After graduating from the french Petroleum Institute, Francois-Xavier joined Air Liquide in 2002 , where he developed innovative hydrogen purification and recovery systems for refineries. He then held several business positions in France and the Netherlands where he was in charge of one of the largest industrial gas networks running from France to the Netherlands.

François LEGROUX

Board Director

François Legroux received his Engineering Degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds also a master degree in Mathematics.

Prior to joining the Air Liquide Group he worked for Banque Indosuez in Shanghai as Deputy Representative.

François Legroux joined the Air Liquide Group in 1989 in France as Development Engineer. Then he was Quality Insurance Engineer and after Regional Manager, in charge of the East of France region.

He moved to Singapore in 1998 as Operation Controller for South East Asia and China and to Shanghai in 2000 as Air Liquide China Managing Director.

In 2004 he was back to France as HR Director for Air Liquide Gas and Services France and was then appointed Vice President Procurement Europe in 2009.

In 2012 he moved to Air Liquide Asia Head Office in Tokyo as Vice President Merger & Acquisitions Asia, and then to Jakarta in 2014 as President Director of Air Liquide Indonesia.

He was appointed Head of Corporate Finance, Air Liquide Group, based in Paris, in November 2017.

He is 57-year old, married with 3 children.

Bruno Truzzi Penteado

Board Director
Bruno Penteado is currently the Vice President Large Industries for the GCC countries. Being present in all GCC’s countries, he supports the direction of all Air Liquide’s JVs in this perimeter.
Since he joined the Air Liquide group in the late 2000s, Bruno held various positions in business, operations and marketing in three different regions of the world (Brazil, China and the Middle East). 
Before joining Gasal’s Board of Directors, Bruno was managing the largest Industrial Merchant and Healthcare Business Line Air Liquide region in Brazil.
Bruno holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Brazilian Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo and an MBA in Business Administration. 


Ali Aboubakar Elghadi

Board Secretary

Ali Ahmed A. El Ghadi, Board Secretary and Finance Manager of GASAL. He relocated to Qatar in 1994 and served finance department then moved to the position as a trading manager of reputed companies in Qatar. In 2000, Ali joined Qatar Nitrogen Company (50:50 owned by QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum) and QIMC) as Board Secretary. He was then transferred to GASAL right upon its establishment in 2006. El Ghadi Holds B. Sc. (Honors) in Economics (1984 University of Gezira /Sudan and Master Degree in Planning (1993 University of Khartoum)).