Mohamed bin Dhaen al-Hamli

Position: Energy Minister, UAE

Biography: Mohamed bin Dhaen al-Hamli has been the UAE’s energy minister since 2004.

Prior to this, he was the UAE’s Opec governor for eight years. He supports government spending to boost oil production capacity to prepare for future demand. Al-Hamli is a certified accountant and attended the US’ Harvard Business School advanced management programme in 1988. Much of his career before moving into government was taken up by positions in state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and its subsidiaries.

He started as an internal auditor at Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company in 1980, moving to the post of assistant general manager in 1988. In 1989, he joined the central Adnoc group as finance director and became general manager of Adnoc for Distribution, now Adnoc Distribution, in 1997.

He has been the director of marketing and refining at Adnoc since 1998, a post he still holds.

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