Management Team

Ahmed Darwish

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Darwish holds a B.S.C. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA.  He has over 30 years experience in project management of oil & gas, civil and infrastructure projects both onshore and offshore.  Before his assignment with GASAL, he held various management positions in QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum).

Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari

Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Al-Kuwari holds a Degree in Accountancy from the Beirut Arab University, Lebanon in 1997 and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the Board of Accountants, USA in 2001 and Chartered Auditor in the State of Qatar in 2003. He joined QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum) in 1991 beginning his robust career in Finance working as Technical and Budget Accountant. He expanded his career acquiring the position of Senior Management Accountant in 1997 at Qatar National Bank, then in 2003 joining Ras-Gas where he started as Head of Management Reporting, working his way up as Accounting Manager, Treasury Manager, then, Treasurer.
In 2012, he took the role as Chief Financial Officer in QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum) working in their QE-International activities.

Yelena Dash

Yelena Dash

Chief Contracts & Procurement Officer

Yelena is bringing more than 15 years of experience in contracts management, particularly dealing with EPC contractors in the Oil & Gas sector. She holds a CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply along with Master Degree in Business Management and Linguistics from the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia. She started her career as a Technical Translator in Drilling and Exploration department in Chevron joint venture in Kazakhstan and subsequently moved to the contracts, procurement and supply chain management field, where she pursued her career until present day.

Mohamed Al-Mannai

Mohamed Al-Mannai

Chief HR & Administration Officer

Mr. Al-Mannai is a Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami, USA in 1997. He joined Qatar Petrochemical Ltd (QAPCO) in 1997 beginning his robust career in Engineering working as Planning Engineer till 2001 and Maintenance Coordination Engineer until 2006. He then expanded his career acquiring the position of Head of Planning in 2007 at Al Shaheen Holding (fully owned Subsidiary of QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum)). In 2008, he was appointed as HR and Administration Manager. Mr. Al-Mannai held this position up until his joining Gasal Company in 2016.

Sunil Bisram

Sunil Bisram

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sunil Bisram holds a Bachelors Degree of Applied Technology in Electrical Engineering from the University of West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago, 2008). He also acquired Associate Degrees / Diplomas in the areas of Electrical, Electronic Engineering (1993) and Industrial Instrumentation Engineering (1997) from the San Fernando Technical Institute – University of West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago).
Mr. Bisram started his professional career as Operations Supervisor at the Caribbean Ispat Ltd (now ArcelorMittal) DRI Plants and Air Separation Unit Operations (1994-1998), after which he joined the Air Liquide group in Trinidad & Tobago and led the entity’s technical and commercial operations. During his tenure at Air Liquide, he held many Technical Leadership positions before joining GASAL. In 2011, he was appointed Operations & Business Director for Air Liquide Trinidad & Tobago and maintained this position up until his joining Gasal Company in January 2017.

Maurice Atieh

Maurice Atieh

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Maurice Atieh holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Balamand, Lebanon.  
With over 15 years of experience, Mr. Atieh started his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer at MIDMAC Contracting Co. WLL in 2004 and quickly took responsibilities on projects leading him to Mechanical Project Engineer in 2007.  Further expanding his career, he acquired the position of Assistant Construction Manager in 2008 with Air Liquide Engineering Middle East, before taking the Construction Manager role in 2009. In December 2010 he joined Gasal as Technical Manager for Gasal Projects. He was the Project Manager for Gasal N2/O2/H2 pipeline and Gasal Oxygen RLW8-1 before joining the Commercial team as a LI Basin Manager for MIC in 2016.

Khalid Al-Rasheed

Khalid Al-Rasheed

Chief Business Excellence Officer

Mr. Al-Rasheed is a Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 2008. He started his career in QatarEnergy (Formerly Qatar Petroleum) Refinery as Shift Supervisor, and got promoted to Operations Engineer in 2012. Mr. Khalid then Joined Qatar Petrochemicals (QAPCO) as the Assistant Head of Health, Safety & Environment. Mr. Al Rasheed held this position until joining Gasal in June 2016.