Khaled Salmeen

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Executive Director, Downstream Industry, Marketing and Trading Directorate

Mr. Khaled Salmeen is the Executive Director of Downstream Industry, Marketing and Trading (DM&T) at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). In this role he leads the company’s Trading and Supply functions, as well as its Downstream and Industry operations. This includes the growth of its existing refining and petrochemicals business, development of the TA’ZIZ chemicals production and industrial hub in Ruwais, and ADNOC’s evaluation of new business opportunities within Hydrogen. Mr. Salmeen is also responsible for ADNOC’s strategic overseas storage and enhancing the company’s global presence through ADNOC Marketing International. Previously, Khaled served as CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals, and COO of Tabreed (National Central Cooling Company). He also led ADNOC’s transformation efforts in the capacity of Program Management Office Director from 2016 to 2017, during a period of significant transformation for the ADNOC Group. In addition to his role as Executive Director DM&T, Khaled is a member of the Board of Directors of ADNOC Logistics and Services, ADNOC Refining, ADNOC Gas Processing, ADNOC LNG, Borouge ADP and Borouge PTE, Fertiglobe, ADNOC Global Trading and ADNOC Distribution. He is also Chairman of the TA’ZIZ Board of Directors and the Chairman of ADNOC Trading. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Sessions With Khaled Salmeen

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:05pm - 02:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:05 pm - 08/mar/2022 08:45 pm

    Downstream Strategies Beyond Crude & Oil Products

    Panel Downstream/Midstream/Chemicals

    Downstream oil companies are venturing into new fuels, partnerships, and business models to reduce carbon emissions and to address inevitable declining demand for traditional fossil oil product. Companies are setting different emissions targets to address climate policies, investor requirements, and societal pressures. However, regulatory frameworks are still evolving, and the scale of low-carbon fuels production is small relative to oil markets. As companies address carbon emissions from transportation fuels and the oil supply chain, they also seek to ensure affordability and reliability of transport fuels and feedstocks. How will the new climate-focused landscape shape refining profitability and investments? What are the roles of biofuels, petrochemicals, retail, and other integration options in downstream strategies? Is there a scalable role for refining businesses and assets in carbon capture and the production of renewable hydrogen and related fuels? How will national and regional regulations influence refining and international trade competitiveness?