H.E. ADBULLAH AL-ATTIYAH
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry for the State of Qatar.
The 2007 award went to H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry for the State of Qatar.
H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah was honored because of his strong leadership
in the development of Qatar's oil and gas industry and its major role in the global
liquefied natural gas (LNG) business.
He began his career in 1972 in Qatar's Ministry of Finance and Petroleum. After serving in a number of positions, he was named Minister of Finance and Petroleum in 1989 and then Minister of Energy and Industry in 1992. He was named Second Deputy Prime Minister in 2003, and in April of this year, he was named Deputy Prime Minister.
In these roles, he has been central in establishing all of the country's major investments in the petroleum sector that have led to the ongoing rapid expansion of Qatar's oil and gas production and exports as well as the country's rapid economic development.