Kyle Knight Names General Counsel, Upstream at ADNOC Group 

ADNOC Group has elevated Kyle Knight (pictured) to the position of General Counsel, Upstream. Reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer, Marwan Naim Nijmeh, Knight brings over two decades of international legal, management, and operational expertise to his new role. 

With a robust background in oil and gas law, Knight has demonstrated his capabilities in managing legal and non-legal teams, providing strategic counsel to senior executives, and serving as a trusted advisor. Prior to his promotion, Knight held various high-level positions within ADNOC, including Vice President and Associate General Counsel Upstream, where he was a member of the Upstream Executive Director’s Management Team. 

During his tenure, Knight oversaw all corporate and commercial legal affairs for both onshore and offshore operations, contributed to the development and implementation of legal policies and procedures, and advised on upstream oil and gas legislation for the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

Knight’s legal career began in private practice at Latham & Watkins’ London office, specializing in project development and finance. He then transitioned to in-house roles, serving as Head of M&A (Legal) at Tamoil, Statoil, and later DNO ASA, where he further honed his expertise in the oil and gas sector.