Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish
Director-General, OFID

Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, a Saudi national, has been the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) since November 2003. Mr. Al-Herbish is a long-time supporter of people-centered development, a principle he has kept at the heart of OFID throughout his stewardship of the institution. He has been especially vocal on the issue of energy poverty alleviation, a cause he has championed tirelessly at the highest level and one that forms the central pillar of OFID’s strategic plan.

Since assuming office, Mr. Al-Herbish has led numerous initiatives to make OFID’s work more relevant and efficient, including the broadening of financing mechanisms and the strengthening of cooperation with other development organizations. Over the years he has overseen the conclusion of milestone partnership agreements with a large number of bilateral and multilateral partners..

Mr. Al-Herbish has also driven institutional change at OFID, particularly in the areas of human resource development and corporate communications, the latter with a view to increasing recognition and understanding of OFID in both its Partner and Member Countries as well as within the wider development community.

Mr. Al-Herbish holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Cairo and an MA in Economics from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Prior to his appointment at OFID, he served for 13 years as the Governor of Saudi Arabia at OPEC. He is currently in his third term of office at OFID, having been re-elected unanimously by the institution’s highest authority, the Ministerial Council, in June 2013.


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Director-General's Statements
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10th Arab Energy Conference (in Arabic)

23.12.2014 | Abu Dhabi, UAE   Read More..

Statement delivered at the 5th German Arab Energy Forum

13.11.2014 | Berlin, Germany   Read More..

Delivered at an OFID/WPC symposium on the petroleum industry and universal energy access

03.11.2014 | Vienna, Austria   Read More..

Keynote speech delivered at 10th International Energy Conference

28.08.2014 | Tehran, Iran   Read More..

Arab Coordination Group Seminar “Managing for Development Results”

24.06.2014 | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   Read More..

Special round table at 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow

18.06.2014 | Moscow, Russia   Read More..

Opening of the 7th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum and Exhibition

22.05.2014 | Vienna, Austria   Read More..

Opening ceremony of OFID/IAS Consultation Meeting on Overcoming HIV in Conservative Social Settings

29.04.2014 | Vienna, Austria   Read More..

Opening statement delivered at 1st Meeting of the Energy Access Committee

28.04.2014 | Vienna, Austria   Read More..

Statement delivered at the Opening Session of first High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC

15.04.2014 | Mexico City   Read More..

Statement delivered at Plenary Session 3 at first High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC

16.04.2014 | Mexico City   Read More..

Statement delivered at Focus Session: South-South Cooperation, a Regional Perspective at first High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC

16.04.2014 | Mexico City   Read More..

Opening statement made at Arab Aid Development Effectiveness workshops

03.03.2014 | Vienna, Austria   Read More..

Statement delivered at Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development: Session III that held in Kuwait on Jan 20, 2014.

20.01.2014 | Kuwait   Read More..

Director-General's Interviews
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Interview with Granma (Spanish only)

21.04.2014   Read More..