Faris Hasan has served as the Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services at the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) since 2007.He is also OFID Sherpa to Sustainable Energy for All where OFID is also a member of the Energy Access Committee and the Clean Mini-grid HIO as well as the WEF Nexus on the ground. His engagement with financing development projects on a global scale spanned 15 years with a focus on the energy sector and an emphasis on Africa. His previous energy related experience includes over 14 years as a designer and manager of energy projects, as well as 8 years in analysing energy markets. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and a M.Sc. in Combustion Science and Environmental Control, both from the University of Sheffield, U.K.