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The Appointment of the first Arabian Drilling CEO

12 September 2022
The Appointment of the first Arabian Drilling CEO
The Arabian Drilling Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new organization structure and the appointment of Ghassan Mirdad as the first company Chief Executive Officer.

The new Chief Executive Officer will have the combined authorities of the previous two managing directors, responsible for running the company’s day to day business while building its future growth plans and strategies. With 24 years industry leadership, Ghassan’s served as President of Eastern Middle East region for Schlumberger covering UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen ending a 22-year tenure with the industry leader Schlumberger. Prior to joining ADC, Ghassan was the CEO of KATERRA Saudi Arabia, a leading Silicon Valley Construction Technology Company. Ghassan holds a master’s degree in Leadership & Strategy from London Business School, he also has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals.

After a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the right leadership for ADC. Ghassan possesses the qualifications and expertise to take the company into a higher level of performance to create a lasting impact in the energy sector
Khalid Nouh, Chairman of ADC Board and CEO of Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA)

"On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome Ghassan Mirdad as ADC Chief Executive Officer. We are highly confident that his technical expertise, strong leadership experience, and indepth knowledge of the business, all together, will drive the company to further growth and prosperity.” said Tarek Rizk, Deputy Chairman of ADC and President of Schlumberger Middle East – North Africa.

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