The CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is also the chairman of Masdar and a minister of state in the UAE government.

Al-Jaber has emerged as a key mover and shaker, steering an ambitious reorganisation of Adnoc. He wants Adnoc to become a leaner outfit, introducing significant changes to senior management levels, and ordering a re-evaluation of its relationship with international oil companies (as well as pushing a major outreach to Asian producers).