Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Masdar
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber spearheaded the launch and establishment of Masdar in 2006 and continues to drive the company’s strategic direction as it takes on an increasingly prominent role in global effort toward advancing renewable energy and clean technology.
In 2009, Dr. Al Jaber was invited by the United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to serve as a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC). In the same year, he coordinated and led Masdar’s participation in the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) successful bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi and, eventually, in Masdar City.
Dr. Al Jaber’s leadership in advancing the development and deployment of renewable energy and clean technology solutions led to his appointment in 2010 as UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change in which capacity he is responsible for developing and advocating the UAE’s position on international climate negotiations.
In 2010 he was appointed Vice Chairman and Secretary General of the newly established UAE National Committee for Climate Change, a multi-departmental body set-up by the UAE Government to coordinate and oversee the Federation’s climate change and renewable energy policies.
Prior to joining Masdar, Dr. Al Jaber was involved in strategic project origination and execution in the areas of energy, utilities and industries at the Mubadala Development Company – of which Masdar is a wholly-owned subsidiary – where he continues to serve as a senior advisor.
Dr. Al Jaber holds several board and advisory positions and counsels on issues related to sustainability, climate change and energy for a number of organizations and institutions. He is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Chairman of Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp., Chairman of Sky News Arabia, Vice Chairman of the UAE Federal Health Authority and serves on the boards of the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), ALDAR Properties and ZonesCorp.
Dr. Al Jaber holds a PhD in Business and Economics from the UK and an MBA and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the US.