Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni has worked in the ADNOC Group of Companies since 1992 in a wide range of senior positions. In November 2007 he became Chief Executive Officer of National Gas Shipping Company Ltd (NGSCO) and since January 2009 has also led Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO).
In addition to being UAE Governor for OPEC he is a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER) and Chairman of TAKREER Board Advisory Committee.
He is a standing member of the International Energy Forum (IEF) Executive Board; World Energy Council (WEC) and the National Communication Committee, UAE Ministry of Energy. Additionally he is President, Emirates Association for Energy Economics (EAEE) and President/Chairman, UAE Shipping Association. He is also Chairman of DNV Technical Meetings UAE as well as the Lloyd’s Register Middle East and Africa Advisory Technical Committee.
He majored in Economics and Political Science at University of Southern Indiana and holds a MBA from South Eastern University, Washington D.C.