Executive Management

Executive Management

Our Executive Management brings decades of experience in the energy space to deliver on customer needs and challenges, while their leadership and commitment to excellence remain integral to realizing our vision.


Khalid M. Nouh

Mr. Nouh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TAQA in November 2019, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) and the Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS).

Khalid M. Nouh

Mr. Nouh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TAQA in November 2019, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) and the Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS).

In his capacity as TAQA CEO, Mr. Nouh has focused on making a clear transition to a fully aligned functioning operating company focused on flawless execution, group synergies and delivering the highest value to TAQA customers. Under his leadership, TAQA launched its 2021 Strategy that positions TAQA as leading the way in offering differentiated, competitive products and services to Energy Companies in the MENA region, maintaining continuous value creation.

Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Nouh held several leadership positions with international companies headquartered in Dubai, UAE, where he was the Chief Technology Officer of the international subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). He also served as Executive Officer and President of Baker Hughes Inc for the Middle East and Asia Pacific region from 2008 until 2017. Additionally, before Mr. Nouh joined Baker Hughes Inc, he spent 19 years with Schlumberger in several technical, product development and leadership positions based out of Dhahran, KSA, Dubai, UAE, Paris, France, and Houston Texas. Mr. Nouh began his career in 1989 with Saudi Aramco’s Manufacturing, Supply and Transportation business line before moving to Schlumberger in 1994.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University and has completed several advanced courses in Energy Economics, Investment Banking, Finance and Leadership over his career. He is a lifelong member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and is an active Board Member of its Saudi Arabian chapter.

Samir Seth
Group CFO

Mr. Seth serves as Group CFO; he joined TAQA in August 2019 and brings with him over 27 years of experience in the Oilfield Services industry. In his current role, Mr. Seth plays a central role in the continued growth of TAQA. He is responsible for the management of the Company’s present and future financial positions, building a strong and capable financial team to support the Company’s business and operations. Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Seth held several leadership positions with Schlumberger, where he had extensive geographical operating exposure and worked as the Global financial lead for the Pressure Pumping product line. In 2018, during the midst of the of the financial crisis, he was the Treasurer for the Western Hemisphere. In this role, he executed several structured financial deals, back stop credit facilities, capital market activities, and capital allocation decisions. He joined Baker Hughes in 2012 as VP of Finance for the Middle East and Asia Pacific Region. In 2016 he was appointment as VP of Corporate Development, where he played a critical role in the mergers & acquisitions activities of the company and the strategic incubation of smaller business units. He is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies from University of Kolkata and has attended Leadership Development Program conducted by G.A.P. International, and Advanced Finance Management Courses at IMD and Wharton.

Dr. Mario Ruscev
Executive Vice President - Products & Technology

Dr Mario Ruscev is a Nuclear Physicist by degree holding a PhD from Yale University and from Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. Mario spent 23 years with Schlumberger in various responsibilities in the R&D and operations. He has been the President of Western-Geco “Seismic”, Well-Testing, Water & Gas services, and Wireline Divisions within Schlumberger. After leaving SLB in 2006, Mario was appointed as CEO of FormFactor, a Silicon Valley provider of unique nanotech connectors for the semiconductor industry, then he moved to Moscow Russia as CEO of IGSS (GeoTech), a major Russian Seismic acquisition and processing company operating in Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2013, Mario joined Baker Hughes Incorporation as Executive Officer, Vice President, and CTO when he led the development of a very strong technology culture and portfolio. During the Halliburton attempt to acquire Baker Hughes, Mario joined Weatherford International as an Executive Officer and EVP of Global Products and Services. During his career, Dr Ruscev had the opportunity to evolve in many environments where Technology and Execution were differentiators. Besides having successfully managed many businesses turn overs, he led his different teams to successfully introduced systems. Mario was for many years a Board member of the Global Carbon Capture & Sequestration. He is currently a non-Executive director (board member) on CGG, he is also helping a start up in the IoT application to the Oil Field that he had set up earlier and working with the TAQA group of Saudi Arabia in many of their new endeavor.

Adel Al-Ghadhban
Executive Vice President - Ventures & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Al-Ghadhban serves as Executive Vice President – Ventures & Chief Investment Officer, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in portfolio management and finance across oil & gas and manufacturing. In his current role, Mr. Al-Ghadhban is responsible to develop and oversee the group Legal, Risk, and Compliance. He is also responsible for guiding TAQA’s group Risk and Compliance team in identifying, assessing, monitoring, and advising on controlling and preventing risks according to the Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks in place for the Company’s present and future business activities. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of TAQA’s strategy toward its invested companies (joint Venture). As a member of the executive management, Mr. Al Ghadban plays a major role in the growth of the invested companies and the management of partners relationship. Mr. Al-Ghadhban also serves as a Member of the Board of Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS), TAQA Drilling Solutions, Inc. Canada, Cougar Drilling Solutions Global, Inc. (Barbados), and is the Chairman of the Board of ALAR and the Vice Chairman of JESCO. Mr. Al-Ghadhban joined TAQA in 2006 and has held several senior positions within the Company since, including General Manager for Finance and Administration and CEO of Jubail Energy Services Company (JESCO). Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. Al-Ghadhban spent six years in Saudi Aramco’s Treasury Department and four as the CFO in health sector. Mr. Al-Ghadhban holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Denver, US and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Washington State University, US

Rosaria Bruzzichessi
Executive Vice President – Corporate Services

Mrs. Bruzzichessi has more than 25 years of transformational business leadership, which includes setting and driving strategic human resources & operational initiatives across global locations. She has fortune 500 company experience having worked across geographies with multi-functional teams from board and executive levels to frontline. She is known for her ability to drive and transform organizations using the Human Resources and Corporate Services functions as one of the many levels of change.

She holds a University Diploma of Management from Deakin University in Australia and is an IC Agile International Accredited Leadership Coach & Certified Facilitator alongside being SAFe 5.0 Certified and digitally badged.

With international experience Rosaria’s scope is spanning Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Europe and the USA.

Amir Nessim
Executive Vice President Well Solutions (TWS)

Mr. Nessim is appointed to TAQA in Jan 2023 as Executive Vice President of Well Solutions. He will lead TAQA Well Solutions across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Asia, driving growth across all geographies and service lines to realize our full potential. Mr Nessim brings a rich and varied expertise to the role through three decades of international executive experience in diverse senior positions at both public and private companies.

Across his 30-year career, Mr Nessim has held operations, functional and leadership positions spanning Geographies across India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sub-Sahara Africa, France and USA.

Prior to joining TAQA, Mr Nessim was co-founder and chairman of Aradi Ventures; a technology incubator utilising AI & IoT in Agricultural technology to address food security, Group CEO of TBS Holding an F&B conglomerate and leadership roles in the energy industry with Schlumberger Limited.

Mr. Nessim started his career with Schlumberger in 1992 as a Wireline field engineer and served as VP MENA Strategy, global President of Well Services, global president of Well Testing & Subsea, global Vice President of HSE, Vice President of Angola, Sub Sahara and East Africa as well as management roles in HR, marketing and product development.

He serves as a Global Strategy advisor for Tuyo Ventures an incubator specializing in solving societal issues through technological solutions and is an alumnus of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy school of Leadership.

Mr. Nessim holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Ain Shams University.

Meshary Al-Ayed
Managing Director & CEO TAQA Geothermal

Mr. Meshary Al-Ayed serves as Managing Director & CEO TAQA Geothermal, he joined the company in June, 2022. He is an experienced multinational operations and transformation manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Energy Industry in multiple geographies. Besides core competencies in Petroleum Engineering, Operations Planning, and People management, Meshary is an experienced change management professional with experience in organizational change and transformation strategy development and execution.

Mr. Al-Ayed’s career started in field operations with Schlumberger as a field engineer in Saudi Arabia, before moving to New Zealand, Australia and India where he led several high profile projects and field initiatives covering land and offshore environments and high profile deep water operations. Post field, Meshary held several management positions in training and development, field and operations management and sales and marketing. He was director of the Wireline Business unit at the country level in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before taking the leadership of the Operations Systems Function in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in a role that spanned all Schlumberger operations and functions covering transformation, process alignment and successful ERP deployment in addition to managing IT and CyberSecurity.

In his current role, Mr. Meshary heads the QHSSE function and drives the development and implementation of TAQA’s QHSSE strategy, leads QHSSE risk management and compliance activities, and also develops strategy to evaluate and mitigate the risk and compliance matters across TAQA and its subsidiaries. Additionally, he is responsible for driving development of QHSSE frameworks, policies, and operational plans across TAQA and its subsidiaries.

Mr. Meshary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He also served as Schlumberger’s Ambassador to KFUPM in a role that aimed to foster closer university relations across the educational, entrepreneurial, and student outreach areas between the energy and academic sectors.

Hani Ahmed Qurashi
VP Internal Audit

Mr. Hani Ahmed joined TAQA in 2020, bringing with him over 20 years of experience with a focus on internal auditing across a range of industries in the Kingdom and internationally. In his current role, he is responsible for TAQA Group’s Internal Audit function. He has held multiple senior roles most recently as Chief Internal and Risk Officer for Dammam Airport Company (DACO), Group Chief Internal Auditor for United Matbouli Group (UMG), Group Chief Internal Auditor for Magrabi Hospitals and Centers (MHC), and different positions as risk assurance lead in PwC and KPMG covering Saudi and overseas markets. Mr. Hani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Helwan University, Egypt, and a Modern Accounting Diploma from the American University in Cairo. He has also received multiple certifications including Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institution of Internal Audit, US; and Certified Risk Analyst (CRA) from the American Academy of Financial Management, US.

Hesham ElGindy
Vice President for Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)

Mr. Hesham ELGindy has joined TAQA as Vice President for Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC).

Mr. ELGindy is a seasoned executive with proven expertise in risk, compliance, corporate governance, and internal audit, with both advisory and corporate experience. He brings more than 26 years of progressive experience across several industries.

Prior to joining TAQA, Mr. ELGindy worked as Chief Audit Executive for SISCO Holding for seven years. During this period, he led significant change at the company and across its subsidiaries. He was based in Jeddah. He began his career in internal audit at KPMG, where he climbed the ladder until he became a Risk Advisory Partner, working across their Middle East offices. He also served on a number of audit committees across the region, acting as either the committee’s chairman or a member.

Mr. ELGindy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Commerce, majoring in accounting, from Cairo University. He holds multiple certifications, including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Risk Management Assurance Professional (CRMA). He served as the former president of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)- Egypt and was the leader of the Risk Management Community of the ALROWAD program (a USAID Program). Mr. ELGindy is a sought-after national and international speaker and trainer.

The combination of his experience, qualifications, cultural understanding, and drive make him an ideal fit for our company as we navigate the next stages of growth.

Karim El Zein
Executive Director, TAQA Project Management Office

Mr. El Zein serves as Executive Director of TAQA’s Project Management Office; he joined TAQA in 2017 and brings over 17 years of management consulting and industry experience. In his current role, he is responsible for Project Management, Digital Transformation, Major Facility Projects, Corporate Performance Management, Strategic Planning and Performance Monitoring and Reporting; he is also in charge of managing critical cross-functional/ business projects. Prior to joining TAQA, he delivered performance improvement consulting engagements with high-profile clients in KSA, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and China. Mr. El Zein serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Saipem TAQA Al Rushaid for Marine Works. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from London Business School and a Bachelor’s in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Alex Mathew
Executive Director Health, Safety, Environment (HSE)

Alex is a seasoned executive with a distinguished track record in the energy industry, currently serving as the TAQA Group Executive Director of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) since January 2024. He joined TAQA in July 2021, initially contributing as a senior member of the Corporate Development team, playing a pivotal role in successful acquisitions and disposals. Recognized for his strategic acumen, Alex transitioned to the role of Integration Leader, spearheading the consolidation of diverse businesses into the unified TAQA model.

With over 25 years of experience in enterprise operational, commercial, and change management leadership, Alex possesses a wealth of technical and line management expertise. Having held prominent positions at industry leaders such as SLB and Baker Hughes, as well as contributing to the growth of startups, he has demonstrated a keen ability to lead business units across various geographical regions, particularly in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

In his current capacity, Alex assumes responsibility for leading TAQA’s HSE function, driving the development and implementation of comprehensive HSE strategies. He oversees HSE risk management initiatives and formulates tactics to assess and mitigate risks and compliance matters across TAQA and its subsidiaries. Furthermore, Alex is instrumental in crafting HSE frameworks, policies, and operational plans to ensure a culture of safety and sustainability throughout the organization.

Alex earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, U.S.A., underscoring his strong technical foundation and commitment to driving excellence in the energy sector.

Moath Al Rawi
Chief Executive Officer - ARGAS

Moath Al Rawi is the chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (“ARGAS”), a leading geophysical services company since 1966.

Before joining ARGAS, Mr. Al Rawi started his career in oilfield operations as a field engineer and progressed in various management and leadership positions in WesternGeco, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, and other known international organizations, where he led teams through change and strategic management.

Mr. Al Rawi holds BSc in Electronics, Semiconductor Technology and Biomedical Engineering, and MSc in Geoscience, and philosophy degree in Strategic Management from UK. He published several papers focusing on turnaround strategies thru transforming processes by simplification to improve resource utilization.

Moath international experience includes thirteen different countries and cross-industries knowledge in Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Tech Industry. He founded three organizations and led another two through IPO. He currently serves as a Board of Director on three other international companies in US and Canada.