Dr. Naji Abi Aad is a leading Lebanon-based regional and international oil and gas expert and a prominent figure in the sector.
Prior to his move to Lebanon, Dr Abi-Aad was serving for seven years in Qatar, first as Research Advisor for Qatar Petroleum (QP) and its Board of Directors Department, and as Media and Research Strategist in the Office of HE Qatar’s Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy & Industry, before being appointed Senior Advisor to the CEO of Qatar Petroleum International (QPI). He is also a C-level official in some Lebanese and international oil and gas companies, including Petroleb in Lebanon and Oman.
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 had been involved in extensive consultations, conferences and studies, particularly on oil and gas in the Middle East, their resources and supply prospects. 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.