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Qatargas CEO gets Al Attiyah global energy award

Qatargas CEO gets Al Attiyah global energy award

Doha: Qatargas CEO Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al Thani, on Monday was named the winner of the 2018 Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of the Qatar Energy Industry.
Speaking on behalf of former energy minister Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim, Vice Chairman at The Al Attiyah Foundation, said,”Sheikh Khalid has led Qatargas for almost a decade, and more recently he participated in leading the management behind the successful merger between Rasgas and Qatargas, that now sees him running the world’s largest LNG company.”
The Qatargas CEO was one of the seven distinguished individuals recognised for exemplary careers in the energy industry, which included OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, who was named as the 2018 winner of the International Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of the OPEC.
Maria Van Der Hoeven, former executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), was honoured in the category of Producer-Consumer Dialogue, for steering a period of exceptional economic transition in the global energy industry during her tenure at the IEA.
The foundation’s annual Honorary Award for Advancement of International Energy Policy and Diplomacy, was given to Lee R Raymond, former chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil.
The Al Attiyah International Energy Awards are given annually to individuals for their lifetime achievement in the advancement of the global energy industry in seven categories.
The nominees are voted on by an international selection committee, a group of renowned figures, who are invited to reward candidates for an outstanding record of accomplishment in their sector and for making an exceptional impact on the industry through distinct personal achievements and engagement. The nominees are evaluated in four areas: impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership.
Professor Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House, received the award for the Advancement of Educating Future Energy Leaders, and Mustapha Bakkoury, President of Masen, the Moroccan Solar Energy Agency, was awarded for the Advancement of Renewable Energy.
Kate Dourian, Programme Officer Middle East and North Africa, Directorate of Global Energy Relations at the IEA, and formerly Middle East Editor for Platts, was awarded for her career achievements in the Advancement of International Energy Journalism.
The 2018 selection committee members included Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman, UN Global Compact Foundation and Vice Chairman, UN Global Compact, and former Chairman of Shell; John Defterios of CNN and Ali Aissaoui, Oxford Visiting Research Fellow and Independent Energy Consultant, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.