Michael T. McGuinty, 51, joined TAQA in Abu Dhabi as General Counsel & Company Secretary in January 2014. Mr McGuinty previously worked for Schlumberger for 18 years where he held a series of senior legal positions in the Middle East, Europe and North America including Director of Legal Operations; Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and M&A; and, most recently, Director of Compliance. Prior to Schlumberger Mr. McGuinty practiced corporate and commercial law in Canada and France. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from McGill University in Canada, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa. Mr McGuinty is fluent in French and Spanish. A Canadian and Spanish national, Mr McGuinty is married and has two children.