The fourth edition of the annual “Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards” honoured seven global industry leaders during a gala dinner at the Museum of Islamic Art on Tuesday.
The event recognises individuals for their lifetime achievement in advancing fields of work that have made a distinguished contribution to the global energy industry over the span of a career.
Former RasGas chief executive officer Hamad Rashid al-Mohannadi received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of the Qatar Energy Industry” alongside Dr Majid A al-Moneef, adviser to the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia, recipient of the “2016 Award for the Advancement of Opec,” and Adnan Z Amin, director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency, who accepted the “Advancement of Renewable Energy Award.”
The other awardees included former International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Claude Mandil, who received the “Advancement of Producer-Consumer Dialogue” award, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies director Dr Bassam Fattouh (“Advancement of Education for Future Energy Leaders” award), and former S&P Global Platts senior correspondent Margaret McQuaile (“Advancement of International Energy Journalism” award).
Former Minister of Energy and Industry, HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, honours Saudi Arabia's former Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ali Ibrahim al-Naimi, with the “Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of International Energy Policy and Diplomacy.”
Meanwhile, former Saudi Arabia Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim al-Naimi was honoured with the “Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of International Energy Policy and Diplomacy.”
“Excellence, creativity, and passion are characteristics that are integral to our human spirit, but also to our success as professionals, and all the 2016 award winners have these qualities in abundance,” said the former minister of energy and industry, HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, who presented the trophies to this year’s awardees.
“The Al-Attiyah Foundation is very proud to now have such an eminent alumni group of 30 winners recognised over the last four years,” al-Attiyah said.
Every year the nominees for the International Energy Awards for lifetime achievement are reviewed by an international selection committee of respected peers, which, in 2016, included Abdalla Salem el-Badri, secretary general, Opec; Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, IEA; Nasser Khalil al-Jaidah, board member, Qatar Petroleum; and Narendra Taneja, chairman, Energy Security Group, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India.
The Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards has emerged as “the foremost honour” to recognise individuals for their lifetime achievement in the global energy industry, which was supported this year by Maersk Oil, Qatar Petroleum, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and Dolphin Energy.
“We’re honoured to be part of these awards to celebrate His Excellency’s legacy of a strong and prosperous energy industry in Qatar, which Maersk Oil is proud to be a part of, and to recognise this year’s winners for their own dedication and commitment to excellence,” said Maersk Oil CEO Jakob Thomasen.