Alistair Routledge | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Alistair Routledge

Alistair Routledge was appointed President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar in December 2014.  He is responsible for leading all ExxonMobil-affiliated activities in Qatar as well as related international joint ventures with Qatar Petroleum in the UK, Italy and USA. The Qatar joint venture business spans production from the offshore North Field, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) marketing and shipping, supply of natural gas to the domestic market and a condensate refinery.

Alistair received his BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in 1990.  Alistair received an MBA degree from Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Glasgow in 1995.  

Alistair began his career with Mobil in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1990.  Since that time, he has undertaken a range of individual, supervisory and managerial assignments for Mobil and ExxonMobil (following the merger in 1999).  He has served in various capacities in engineering, operations, planning and commercial functions while working in the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Italy and Qatar.  

In April 2012, he moved to Qatar to become Vice President, Production after spending two years in Italy as the Managing Director of the Adriatic Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil.  As Vice President, he was responsible for stewarding operations in all of ExxonMobil’s joint venture businesses associated with Qatar - RasGas, Qatargas and the three LNG regasification terminals in Italy, UK and USA.  Alistair was also General Manager for Al Khaleej Gas (AKG) which provides natural gas for the Qatari market.  

In addition to his business responsibilities Alistair is a member of the Board of Trustees at the American School of Doha, having previously served on the Board of Directors for nearly three years.

Alistair serves on the Board of Directors of INJAZ-Qatar, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, created to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among Qatari youth, is on the Board of Directors for Teach for Qatar, and is a Board Member of the Qatar Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation.