Alistair Routledge was appointed President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. in January 2015. He is responsible for leading the interface of all ExxonMobil-affiliated activities in Qatar in partnership with Qatar Petroleum as well as joint ventures between Qatar Petroleum International and ExxonMobil abroad. ExxonMobil is working to realize the full potential of Qatar’s energy industry.
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 technical, 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 and Italy.
In April 2012 he moved to Qatar to become Vice President, Production after spending 2 years in Italy as the Managing Director of the Adriatic Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil. As Vice President, he was responsible for all of ExxonMobil’s interests in the LNG operating businesses associated with Qatar - RasGas, Qatargas and the three 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 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 American Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation.