Sultan Al Jaber
Masdar, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates and member of the federal cabinet.
He also serves as the UAE’s special envoy for energy and climate change, and is responsible for developing and advocating the UAE’s position on energy, sustainability and international climate change negotiations.
In parallel, Dr. Al Jaber is the Chief Executive Officer of Energy at Mubadala—the Abu Dhabi government’s strategic investment arm and principal agent in the diversification of the Emirates’ economy. He is also Chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.
Dr. Al Jaber also holds several board and advisory positions and counsels on issues related to energy, economy, sustainability, climate change for a number of organizations and institutions. He is chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company, chairman of Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation, chairman of Sky News Arabia, and serves on the boards of Aldar Properties and Emirates Global Aluminum—the fifth largest aluminum company in the world.
In 2009, Dr. Al Jaber coordinated and led Masdar’s participation in the UAE’s successful bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi.
In 2011, Dr. Al Jaber was selected to serve on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative that aims at expanding universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling renewable energy within the global energy mix by 2030.
Dr. Al Jaber was recognized as a “Champion of the Earth,” the United Nations’ flagship award that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science and entrepreneurship. Dr. Al Jaber was also appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Dr. Al Jaber holds a PhD in Business and Economics from the UK and an MBA and a BSc in Chemical Engineering with petroleum emphasis from the US.