Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

H. E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA Director of Energy and Climate Change at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H. E. Dr. Thani Al-Zeyoudi is the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Renewable Energy Agency “IRENA”. He acts as focal point for the UAE on issues relating to IRENA. Dr. Thani is also the Head of the Directorate of Energy and Climate Change “DECC” within the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), where he leads the team tasked with representing UAE interests internationally in energy and climate change issues as well as working as a catalyst to domestic partners to develop UAE policies in sustainability.

Prior to joining DECC, Dr. Al-Zeyoudi worked at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s initiative advancing renewable energy technologies and solutions, where he was part of the Clean Development Mechanism and ZAKUM Field for Abu Dhabi Marine Oil Company.

Dr. Al- Zeyoudi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Tulsa University, an MBA from New York Institute of Technology, MSc in Project Management from British University in Dubai, and a PhD in Strategy, Programme & Project Management from SKEMA Business School in France.