Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri is the Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala’s UAE Investments platform. The platform is Mubadala’s national vehicle contributing to accelerate the transformation of the UAE’s economy by building national world class champions, fostering vibrant industrial and commercial clusters, and partnering with world-class global entities. In this role, Dr. Bakheet spearheads the platform's growth and strategic direction while steering its portfolio of national champions in multiple sectors, including energy, metals, aerospace, technology, healthcare, real estate, and infrastructure.
With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Dr. Bakheet's expertise in the energy and industrial sectors is widely recognized. He serves on various industry boards and committees in the UAE, including Cepsa, Oil Search, Mubadala Energy, Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), and National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed).
In his previous tenure at Mubadala, Dr. Bakheet held the position of Executive Director of the UAE Industries unit within the UAE Investments platform. In this capacity, he adeptly managed a portfolio of industrial companies specializing in both renewable and conventional energy, metals, and utilities.
Prior to this, Dr. Bakheet demonstrated his acumen in the energy sector through various leadership roles at Mubadala Energy. As Chief Operating Officer and later CEO, he was instrumental in shaping the strategic direction of the company while efficiently managing its operations and resources. He also held the position of Chief Growth Officer, where he was entrusted with spearheading new business development, assets, and overseeing mergers and acquisitions.
Before embarking on his career with Mubadala Energy, Dr. Bakheet had a distinguished tenure at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). There, he was at the forefront of production and facilities engineering for five of ADNOC’s operating companies, encompassing all offshore operations in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Bakheet holds a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering and applied Mathematics from the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma, USA) and MSc in Environmental Science from UAE University. He also holds an Executive MBA from HCT, UAE and a Doctorate of Business Administration from the College of Business and Economics, UAE University.