The United States’ 69th Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, was among the winners at the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement, held at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel last night.
Over 200 dignitaries attended the prestigious event where six exceptional individuals were recognised for lifetime achievements in their fields of work and policy.
The individuals recognised for their exemplary careers in the energy industry included Charif Souki, Executive Chairman of the Board of Tellurian, who collected the Advancement of Natural Gas prize; Alexander Kemp, Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director at the University of Aberdeen, who picked up the Advancement of Education for Future Energy Leaders gong; Professor Martin Green, Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, who won the Advancement of Renewables award; and John Kingston, Director of Global Market Insights for S&P Global, who was recognised with the Advancement of Energy Journalism accolade.
The Advancement of Qatar’s Energy Industry and the Advancement of International Energy Policy and Diplomacy awards were collected by Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi, former Managing Director of QEWC, and Mr Tillerson, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
To ensure only the worthiest industry leaders receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award, in the months before the event the Al-Attiyah Foundation creates an International Selection Committee to submit a list of outstanding candidates. The Committee independently scores every nominee in the six award categories for their performance based on criteria such as impact, leadership and partnership, innovative and creative thinking, and long-term vision.
This year’s Committee comprised of previous winners of the award, and they cast their votes in their respective fields.
At the gala dinner, H.E. Al-Attiyah said: “The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement has always been one of the highlights of the year. It gives me great pleasure to recognise exceptional and talented individuals for their contributions to the energy industry”.
“It is with a sense of satisfaction that we now induct our winners into the Alumni of the Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement, whom we fondly regard as accomplished Energy Elders. Together with our Energy Elders, the Al-Attiyah Foundation and its members will continue to plot and chart the journey to a world powered by sustainable energy,” His Excellency added.
About the Al-Attiyah Foundation
Since its inception in 2015, the Al-Attiyah Foundation has remained unwaveringly committed to providing expert analysis and insights on serious global, regional, and country-specific challenges and opportunities in the areas of energy and sustainable development. Themes in these areas are explored through our publications including industry leading research papers, current affairs articles, daily news briefings and regular podcast interviews with important personalities.
We also invite global experts to share their opinions with Foundation members and partners during the quarterly CEO Roundtables and a new interactive Webinar Series. In addition, the Foundation's Sustainable Development Directorate produces an annual book on a pertinent subject.
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By: The Al-Attiyah Foundation