President & CEO
Katerra, Saudi Arabia
Ghassan Mirdad is the President and CEO of Katerra, Saudi Arabia, and is responsible for leading the Silicon Valley Construction Technology company's growth and expansion in the region.
Before joining Katerra, Ghassan worked with Schlumberger for 24+ years, where he held several leadership roles across Asia, Middle East, Europe, UK, and South America. Ghassan has global expertise in partnerships and investments, mergers and acquisitions, business operations, and human resources. His most recent role at Schlumberger was President Eastern Middle East region leading operations for UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen.
Ghassan is also the Director of AFKAR Ventures, an energy-tech venture focused on leveraging technology for the MENA region. He was on the Advisory Boards of a number of educational institutions including Abu Dhabi University - College of Business.
A Sloan Fellow, Ghassan holds a master's degree in Leadership & Strategy from London Business School (LBS). He also has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia.
Ghassan has also been ranked amongst the top 50 most influential executives in the region by Forbes in 2018 and 2019.