Omran Al-Kuwari is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.

Al-Kuwari is the chief executive officer of Qatar Foundation International (QF), where he manages QF’s international activities including the development of key initiatives based primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. He is also leading QF’s climate-tech venture-building and investment project that will combine accelerator activities, partly in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, and venture capital funding in a new global hub in the United Kingdom and Qatar. He sits on the board of the Qatar Fund for Development, the Qatar Science and Technology Park Tech Venture Fund, Persefoni, Parkway Venture Capital, and McKinsey & Company’s global sustainability advisory council.

Prior to joining QF, Al-Kuwari co-founded GreenGulf Inc., the first privately owned clean technology and renewable energy company in the Gulf region, and served as its chief executive officer from 2009 to 2014. From 2006 to 2009, he was the founding general manager and director of South Hook Gas Company in London. Al-Kuwari also worked at Qatargas, leading several key large-scale projects for the company’s global joint ventures.

Al-Kuwari regularly writes publications focused on the energy transition, sustainability, and climate change. He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on entrepreneurship, energy economics, and renewable energy including with TED, the World Bank, Harvard University, University College London, and Georgetown University. He has also been featured as an energy expert on TV5, Al Jazeera English, Bloomberg TV, and Project Syndicate over the years.

Al-Kuwari earned his PhD at University College London’s Institute for Sustainable Resources, part of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy, and Resources. He holds a master of business administration from City University London and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.