Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a leader in marine transportation offshore support services, port management and logistics services, has appointed Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai as its president and chief executive officer.
He will succeed Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, who had previously announced his plan to retire.
Al-Mannai previously led the commercial planning and allocation functions at Qatargas. Having spent his career with Qatargas, he has overseen many areas, including the commercial function of UK’s South Hook LNG Terminal, which is Europe
’s largest LNG regasification terminal and handles a significant percentage of the UK’s gas requirements.
Al-Mannai brings extensive experience in LNG, gas-to-liquids, condensates, shipping and commercial marketing, and has demonstrated a strong record of success.
“Given his robust commercial background, his experience in many of our core sectors, and his record of performance at Qatargas, the Board and I have full confidence in his abilities to continue Milaha’s strong performance and lead our future growth plans” said Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani
, Milaha’s Chairman.
“We are very pleased and excited to have Mr. Al-Mannai join the Milaha family, and look forward to his leadership in continuing our journey of sustainable growth,” he added.
“I’m extremely humbled and proud to be entrusted with this opportunity by Milaha’s Board of Directors,” said Al-Mannai. “Milaha is an institution in Qatar and an integral part of Qatar’s economy, and I share Milaha’s ambition to continue to expand its horizons in Qatar and abroad.”