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Kuwait

Major Positions

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait.
Chair of the Middle East Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Founder and Chair of the pioneer Middle East initiative for the promotion of professional women in the oil industry.

Major Accomplishments

Hosnia Hashim is an executive of the Kuwait oil sector, with a career shaped by a trail of successes. Hashim held key leading roles in the Kuwait oil industry, in the upstream and downstream sectors. She was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait (PIC), in charge of Olefins and Aromatics, also as Chair and Executive Director of the Board of Equate Petrochemical Company, with operations in Kuwait, North America and Europe. She also chaired the Board of The Kuwait Olefins Company.

Earlier, Hashim became the Vice President of Operations of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company in 2013, and was accountable for all the international operations of the oil sector of the State of Kuwait, in 15 countries spanning three continents. She was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the North Kuwait asset of Kuwait Oil Company, from 2007 to 2013, and the Deputy Managing Director of West Kuwait Asset of Kuwait Oil Company from 2005 to 2007. Hashim also sits at the Board of Directors of the Kuwait National Petroleum Company and was a member of the Boards of the Petrochemical Industries Company and the Kuwait Drilling Company.

Hashim was awarded the “Best Woman in the Oil & Gas Industry” in 2015 by Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). She constantly ranked in the top Oil executives of the World and the Middle East by specialized publications. In 2014 & 2015 she was ranked by FORBES Most Powerful Top 30. Hashim is the Founder and Chair of the professional women network of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries: a pioneering Middle East Initiative for advancement of women in the oil sector of Kuwait.

Hashim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Kuwait University, and joined Kuwait Oil Company as a Petroleum Engineer, developing her experience with extensive contributions to the Kuwait upstream business, from reservoir management activities to corporate-scale projects. Hashim is the co-author of the acclaimed book Learned in the Trenches, on leadership and resilience. She is also very active in professional societies, and was the Chair of the Middle East Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and India region 2009-2012. She is a Board member of Hope Foundation, a Kuwaiti humanitarian initiative with a global outreach.

Last modified: 01/08/2019

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