H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
COP28 President-Designate, United Arab Emirates Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Chairman of Masdar
Group CEO & Managing Director of ADNOC
Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology & COP28 UAE President Designate, Group MD & CEO of ADNOC and Chairman of Masdar. In January 2023, Dr. Al Jaber was appointed COP28 UAE President Designate, where he is tasked with convening global consensus around raising ambition to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and translate goals into practical action. He has been UAE Special Envoy for Climate since November 2020 and previously served in the role from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Al Jaber has over twenty years’ experience across the energy spectrum and has played a leading role in the country’s energy diversification. In 2006, at the direction of the UAE leadership, he established Masdar, and served seven years as its CEO, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. In 2009 he led Masdar's efforts in the UAE's successful bid to host the headquarters of the "International Renewable Energy Agency" (IRENA). He has continued as Chairman of Masdar, guiding the company’s strategic direction toward becoming one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies with the goal of growing its portfolio to at least 100GW by 2030. In 2016 Dr. Al Jaber was appointed CEO of ADNOC, where he has led a rapid and comprehensive transformation at the direction of the UAE leadership to future proof the company through increased efficiencies, a comprehensive decarbonization program, strengthened financial performance, and an enhanced long-term sustainability strategy. Through this transformation ADNOC has evolved into an advanced, progressive energy company.