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H. E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE’s special envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar.

Dr. Al Jaber is also Group CEO of ADNOC, where he is spearheading a rapid and comprehensive transformation of the company, at the direction of the UAE leadership. Since being appointed in 2016, Dr. Al Jaber has overseen a program of increased efficiencies, strengthened ADNOC’s overall performance and fostered a more commercial mindset. In driving ADNOC’s 2030 strategy towards a more profitable upstream, more valuable downstream, and more sustainable and economic gas supply, Dr. Al Jaber has also led a digital transformation at the company. He has prioritized the adoption of breakthrough technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Blockchain, to ensure that ADNOC stays ahead of global energy demand and remains a key contributor to the UAE’s economy.

Prior to taking on the leadership position at ADNOC, Dr. Al Jaber was the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy platform at Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government’s strategic investment arm. In 2006, while at Mubadala, he established Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy initiative, and served seven years as its CEO, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. Dr. Al Jaber continues to serve as Chairman of Masdar, guiding its strategic direction.

Dr. Al Jaber holds several additional leadership roles and advisory positions, including Chairman of the UAE National Media Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Media Company. Dr. Al Jaber is an active member of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the world’s first graduate-level research-based AI University.

Dr. Al Jaber served as Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company from 2009-2019 and has previously served on the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. In 2013, Dr. Al Jaber was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2019, Dr. Al Jaber received a lifetime achievement award from His Excellency, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for his contributions to energy security, building bridges to emerging Asian economies, and reshaping the traditional energy business model.

Dr. Al Jaber holds a Ph.D. in Business and Economics from Coventry University, UK, an MBA from the California State University, USA, and a BSc ‎in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA.‎