Oil & Gas Middle East Power 50 2013

Oil & Gas Middle East presents the fifty most influential decision makers in the regional upstream business

9 )Abdul Kareem Al-Luaibi

Abdul Kareem Al-Luaibi
Industry : Energy
Job Title: Minister of Energy & Mines

Appointed to the job in 2010, Al-Luaibi has worked with the Ministry of Oil since 1998 where he moved from Chief Engineer of the Technical Department to Director of Chemical Materials to Assistant Director General, Inspector General and then the deputy Minister position before being appointed to his current role in December 2010.

Needless to say, the decisions made by Iraq’s Federal government over the validity of contracts signed in Iraq, the use of revenues from the country’s booming oil industry and the future of Iraq’s energy output will have dramatic implications for the region as well as the rest of the world.