Sultan Al Jaber is at the forefront of the UAE’s plan to remodel itself as a nexus of environmentally friendly technology, as the country bids to wean itself off hydrocarbon revenues and builds its own human capital base simultaneously.
Masdar may have delayed its expansion plans slightly due to the economic climate, but building is still continuing. Elsewhere, Al Jaber holds the senior project manager position at Mubadala, as well as board positions at Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding Company and the American University of Dubai.
In 2009, Al Jaber was invited by UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon to serve as a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC). In the same year, he coordinated Masdar’s participation in the UAE’s successful bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Masdar City.
The Masdar CEO has a PhD in business and economics from the UK’s Coventry University and as Arabian Business went to press, he was appointed Minister of State in a newly reshuffled UAE cabinet.