His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Economic Advisor, Amiri Diwan will be speaking at Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Dean’s Lecture Series. He will be speaking on ‘The development of Qatar’s natural gas strategy: Challenges and responses’.
The Dean’s Lecture Series is the principal forum for eminent industry practitioners and government officials to bring their knowledge and perspectives to Carnegie Mellon, and to broaden students’ understanding of important issues.
Dr. Ibrahim B. Ibrahim was the Economic Advisor to H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani from 1988-2013, Dr. Ibrahim continues his role as the Economic Advisor to H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Between 2006-2011 HE Dr, Ibrahim was appointed by H.H. The Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and H.H. The Amir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, to establish the General Secretariat for Development and Planning, now the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, and serve as its first Secretary General.
Under the visionary guidance and support of H.H. The Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thank and H.H. The Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and Dr. Ibrahim’s esteemed and distinguished leadership, GSDP led the coordination of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and subsequently the preparation of Qatar’s First National Development Strategy 2011-2016 to help achieve the goals and objectives of the Vision. These two forward-looking and ground-breaking documents have provided the foundations for the State of Qatar’s social, human, economic and environmental development planning.
Dr. Ibrahim has wide experience in the oil and gas industry. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Qatar Gas Company Limited, the Vice Chairman of Abdulla Ben Hamad Al-Attiya Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development, the Vice Chairman for Qatar Development Bank, and the Chairman of Qatar University Research Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Board of Qatar Central Bank, a member of the Advisory Board of the Qatar Foundation, a member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, a member of the Board of Qatar Petroleum, and a member at Qatar University Board of Regents.
Dr. Ibrahim was an Associate Professor of Business, Economics and Quantitative methods at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA from 1970-1978, Director of the Economic Department of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, Kuwait from 1979-1986, and a Senior Economist at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, England from 1986-1988.
Dr. Ibrahim holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from New York University in 1969 and his scholarly research has been published internationally in the areas of forecasting, business economics, and energy economics.