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H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is a member of the UAE Federal Cabinet, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and the COP28 UAE President Designate.  In his role as Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Dr. Al Jaber oversees efforts to further expand the industrial development of the UAE, and in particular promote in country value, leveraging technology as a key enabler, as we enter the Fourth Industrial Age. The core mandate of the ministry is to increase industrial competitiveness and help drive economic growth of industrial sectors, while embedding advanced technology at the center of the nation’s industrial base.

 In January 2023, Dr. Al Jaber was appointed COP28 UAE President Designate, where he is tasked with convening global consensus around raising ambition to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and translate goals into practical action. He has been UAE Special Envoy for Climate since November 2020 and previously served in the role from 2010 to 2016.

Dr Al Jaber has over twenty five years’ experience across the energy spectrum and has played a leading role in the country’s energy diversification. In 2006, at the direction of the UAE leadership, he established Masdar, and served nine years as its CEO, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. In 2009 he led Masdar's efforts in the UAE's successful bid to host the headquarters of the "International Renewable Energy Agency" (IRENA). He has continued as Chairman of Masdar, guiding the company’s strategic direction toward becoming one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies with the goal of growing its portfolio to at least 100GW by 2030.

In 2016 Dr. Al Jaber was appointed CEO of ADNOC,  where he has led a rapid and comprehensive transformation at the direction of the UAE leadership to  future proof the company through increased efficiencies, a comprehensive decarbonization program, strengthened financial  performance, and an enhanced long-term sustainability strategy.

Through this transformation ADNOC has evolved into an advanced, progressive energy company. Dr Sultan has  leveraged technology to maintain and build on ADNOC’s position as one of the most carbon efficient oil and gas producers. ADNOC established the first industrial scale carbon capture, utilization and storage facility in the region, sources 100 per cent of its grid electricity from nuclear and solar power and is electrifying its offshore operations to further enhance cost and carbon efficiency. At the same time the company is diversifying its portfolio to grow its position in renewable energy and hydrogen.

Dr Sultan has guided ADNOC through a number of strategic firsts, including entering the global capital markets for the first time, completing the first ever IPO of an ADNOC business (ADNOC Distribution) and attracting significant FDI from strategic and private equity investors to stimulate smart growth across ADNOC’s upstream, midstream and downstream value chain. In driving ADNOC’s 2030 strategy toward a more profitable upstream, more valuable downstream and more sustainable and economic gas supply,

Dr. Al Jaber also holds several leadership roles and advisory positions and counsels on issues related to Energy, Economics, Sustainable Development. In July 2020, Dr Al Jaber was appointed Chairman of Emirates Development Bank, a key partner in providing financial services for the sustainable economic and social development of the UAE. In December 2020, he was appointed as a board member to the Abu Dhabi Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs, formed to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of Abu Dhabi’s financial and economic systems, Dr Aljaber also sits on the on the Board of Trustees of “Anwar gargash Diplomatic Academy”.

Dr. Al Jaber was appointed to the UAE cabinet in 2013, where he served as a Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates until July 2020. Combining extensive experience in both the public and private sector, he was responsible for overseeing, developing and enhancing strategic geopolitical, social and economic partnerships with several nations. He was also the focal point for a number of comprehensive strategic partnerships with a number of countries.

Dr. Al Jaber has previously served on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. He has received various awards including the United Nations flagship award "Champion of the Earth" in 2012, given to outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science and entrepreneurship. 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 for reshaping traditional energy business models. In 2021, Dr. Al Jaber was named Energy Executive of the Year by Energy Intelligence for his contribution to transforming the energy industry as the world navigates the energy transition.

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