Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish
Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, a Saudi national, has been the Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) since November 2003. Al-Herbish is a long-time supporter of people-centered development, and has been especially vocal on the issue of energy poverty eradication, a cause he has championed tirelessly at the highest level and one that forms the central pillar of OFID’s strategic plan. As a member of the high-level group and Advisory Board of Sustainable Energy for All, Al-Herbish helped to secure a place for universal energy access, as Sustainable Development Goal 7, in the 2030 Global Development Agenda Al-Herbish holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Cairo and an MA in Economics from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. He joined the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in 1962 and served as Assistant Deputy Minister from 1982-1990. He also served for 13 years as the Governor of Saudi Arabia at OPEC. He has been nominated to join the OPEC Award Advisory Panel to select the recipient of the 2018 OPEC Award.