Ali Hussain

Position: Independent consultant

Biography: Based in Abu Dhabi, Ali Hussain has worked as an independent oil consultant since 1995.

He graduated in economics and political science from Baghdad University in 1967 and received a master’s degree and doctorate in oil industry economics from Exeter University in the UK in 1970 and 1974, respectively. After graduating, Hussain worked for two years as a professor of economics at Baghdad University and at Al-Mustansiriyah University in Iraq from 1974-76. He then left academia for a few years to work as a senior researcher at the Iraqi oil ministry until 1981.

Hussain subsequently moved to Vienna to work for five years as a senior researcher at the economics and finance department in the headquarters of the oil producers’ group, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

He has been working as an oil consultant in Abu Dhabi in the fields of oil, gas and petrochemicals since 1995.