Sara Akbar

Sara Akbar


Appointed Non-executive Director


Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees

Key strengths

Sara has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, with a unique insight into the Middle Eastern environment. She has wide-ranging international experience and significant operational and project management capabilities.


Until the end of 2017, she was Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Energy KSC, which she founded in 2005 to exploit the opportunity for an independent Engineering and Production company in the MENA and Eurasia regions.

Previously, she was New Business Development Manager for Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, and served in various positions in the oil and gas industry in Kuwait and internationally from 1981 to 1999. 

External appointments

Sara is a Member of Higher Planning Council – State of Kuwait and Trustee of The Silk City and Islands development – State of Kuwait.


Our Board is assisted by four committees - the Audit, Compliance and Ethics, Nominations and Remuneration committees


Our remuneration framework ensures that bonuses are earned only for achievements that support our priorities