Dr. Naji Abi-Aad

COO - Petroleb .

Dr. Naji Abi-Aad was appointed COO of Petroleb, an oil company based in Beirut and active in petroleum exploration offshore in the East Mediterranean, in September 2012. In addition, he manages the newly-established Institute for Energy Economics at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Prior to his move to Lebanon, Dr Abi-Aad served for one year as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Qatar Petroleum International (QPI), after spending six years as Research Advisor for Qatar Petroleum and its Board of Directors, and as Media and Research Strategist in the Office of HE Qatar’s Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy & Industry. Between 1999 and 2005, Dr Abi-Aad was managing director of Econergy, a Beirut-based research centere which carried out studies on the economic and energy developments in the East Mediterranean and the Gulf. He was also engaged between 1988 and 2003 as Senior Advisor for the Middle East within the French-based Observatoire Mediterraneen de l’Energie (OME). Dr Abi-Aad studied at the American University of Beirut before being awarded a Ph.D. degree in Energy Economics from Grenoble University in France. During his 30 years of experience, he has been involved in extensive consultations, conferences and research studies, particularly on oil and gas in the Middle East. He has authored over 80 reports and studies on Middle East energy issues as well as a book on the security of petroleum supply from the region.

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  • December 31, 2023 : Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • May 31, 2024 : Deadline paper submission
  • July 9 - 11, 2024: Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)
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