The Saudi Arabia National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Saudi Arabia, as a part of the World Energy Council’s energy vision. As a member of the World Energy Council network, the organisation is committed to representing the Saudi perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Saudi Arabia are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud was appointed Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia in September 2019, the first royal to hold the position in the world’s biggest oil exporting nation. The fourth son of King Salman, Prince Abdulaziz began his career at the ministry of oil in 1987. He served as assistant oil minister from 2005 until 2017, when he was named state minister for energy affairs. The Saudi minister has extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry and he has put his experience and diplomatic skills to good use in shaping OPEC policy. Prince Abdulaziz has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and a master's degree in Business Administration from the same university. Since joining the ministry, he has held positions on the boards of several Saudi and international organisations.
He is a member of the founding committee of the International Energy Forum; a member of the board of directors of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre; a member of the board of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy; a member of the board of governors of the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies in the UK and a member of the advisory council of the International Association for Energy Economics in the US. He is current Chairman of the Saudi Arabian National Committee of the World Energy Council.