“Qatar Petroleum; in 10 years from now you will not recognize it,” CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi tells MEES (MEES, 8 December for transcript), in a remarkably bold gambit from the oil and gas chief of a country under near-embargo since June by its key neighbors Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

Having been at the helm of QP for a little more than three years, Mr Kaabi swiftly stamped his authority on the firm with a series of structural reforms. Now for the next phase: Expansion. (CONTINUED - 1940 WORDS)