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Global oil markets expert lectures at AUS
American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted a lecture by His Excellency Engineer Ahmed al Kaabi, the Assistant Undersecretary for Petroleum, Gas and Mineral Wealth, yesterday, October 27. His lecture, entitled "International Oil Markets," focused on the effect of oil prices and their influence on the economy.
Present during the lecture was Dr. Björn Kjerfve, AUS Chancellor, who welcomed the attendees and introduced His Excellency. "One of our primary aims here at AUS is to encourage our students to engage with challenges that have a bearing on national, regional and global issues. We have always endeavored to provide opportunities where our students can hear and learn from eminent individuals who have first-hand knowledge of matters that have impact beyond boundaries, and our guest today is one such individual", said the Chancellor.
During the lecture, Engineer Ahmed al Kaabi focused on the future of the oil industry and its market worldwide, the job opportunities, and the different career paths related to the oil and gas industry for all majors and fields of study.
His Excellency Ahmed Al Kaabi is the Assistant Undersecretary for Petroleum, Gas, and Mineral Wealth, at the Ministry of Energy. Earlier this year, he was also named the UAE's Governor for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Prior to joining the ministry, he was Director of ADNOC's office in Singapore. He holds a master's degree in oil and gas from the French Institute of Petroleum in Paris and is a board member of the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY), based in Bahrain. He is also an Advisor to the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization in Morocco.
The AUS Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the College of Engineering assisted in organizing the lecture.