October 4 2021 marked the passing of the torch of the Energy Intelligence Energy Executive of the Year Award from Aramco CEO Amin Nasser to ADNOC CEO HE Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber.
Congratulating Al Jaber, Nasser said that great leaders do not set out to be CEOs, rather, they set out to make a difference.
“In other words, it’s not about the role … it is about the goal. His Excellency is a model of an inspiring individual who is making a massive difference,” Nasser said.
“Indeed, His Excellency has launched an ambitious reform agenda, transforming ADNOC into one of the world’s most respected energy companies. He has redefined what it means to be a state energy enterprise. By doing that, he has also redefined the mindset.”
Nasser noted that under Al Jaber’s leadership the list of highlights is long and includes consolidating the company’s upstream assets while expanding its downstream business, creating value through equity partnerships and IPOs, overseeing ADNOC’s first commercial-scale CCUS facility, and delivering the UAE’s first unconventional gas.
“We know that for him it’s not about being first rather it’s about doing what’s best,” Nasser said. “Best for the future of ADNOC. Best for Abu Dhabi. Best for the UAE. Best for the energy sector. Best for our planet.”
“When Energy Intelligence renamed this prestigious award to ‘Energy Executive of the Year’ it was a reflection of the changing times we are in. A reminder of what is happening within our industry. In fact, it’s almost as if this award was renamed with His Excellency in mind. Simply put, there is no one else today who is leading a major oil and gas company who also has so much expertise in renewables and clean technology thanks to his Masdar experience, who also is a climate change special envoy and who also somehow finds the additional time each day to maintain an impressive ministerial career.”
Nasser went on to observe that, “I know that for His Excellency, it will never be about receiving an award … rather it will always be about moving forward.”