His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi was appointed as the Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates in February 2016. H.E. Dr. Alzeyoudi is also the UAE Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and was the Director of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Dr. Alzeyoudi worked as a Director at Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). He is a member of several National committees including the Emirates Green Development Council and the Zayed Future Energy Prize. In 2015, H.E. Dr. Alzeyoudi was awarded the first Gulf Cooperation Council Prize for Excellence in recognition of his pioneering efforts in renewable energy.
H.E. Dr. Alzeyoudi has a Doctorate degree in Strategy, Program and Project Management from the SKEMA Business School in Lille, France. He received the Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence for holders of doctorate degrees.
H.E. Dr. Alzeyoudi also holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from the British University in Dubai, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.