Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga
Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Dr. Ahmed Attiga is currently the Chief Executive officer of the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), an Aa2/AA, USD 8 billion multilateral financial institution established in 1974 by the ten Arab Oil producing countries to finance and support the energy sector and petroleum industries in the region and emerging markets. He was unanimously selected for his first term as CEO by APICORP’s member states in September 2017. APICORP is currently the only Arab financial institution enjoying two AA credit ratings from Fitch and Moody’s in the MENA region.
Attiga has a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years of experience in investment management, development finance, private equity, research and teaching. Before joining APICORP, Attiga was the Regional Director at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. He was responsible for investment and advisory services activities in the Middle East, overseeing an investment portfolio of over USD 2.7 billion and an advisory program of about USD 200 million. Dr. Attiga also served as a Senior Advisor on the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his service at the World Bank Group, Attiga managed a private equity fund for the State of Wisconsin in the United States. He also advised Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) on privatization and restructuring strategies. In his early career, Attiga held teaching and research positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
Dr. Attiga is currently a board member at the Industrialization & Energy Services Company (TAQA) in Saudi Arabia and Alkhorayef Petroleum Company in Kuwait. He is also a Trustee of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies at the University of Oxford, and a member of the International Studies Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2013, he was appointed by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to serve on the Royal International Commission to evaluate Jordan’s Privatization Program. From 2016-2020, he served as a Board Member of Emirates Development Bank in the UAE. Attiga has also served on many other Boards, task forces and committees at the national, regional and international levels.
Attiga, a Libyan national, was selected in 2019 and 2020 to be among the Power 50 CEOs in Oil & Gas in the MENA region by the prestigious OilandGas.com. He has also received many distinguished awards including Princeton University Leadership award (2003) and KISR’s National Academic Achievement award (1988) as well as several other recognitions pertaining to his public and voluntary services in various countries.
Attiga received three graduate degrees: Ph.D. in Finance; MBA, and M.S in International Economies, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Bachelor in Economics, Summa Cum laude, from Kuwait University.
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Strategic dialogue – Sustainable financing: A key enabler for a purpose-driven, future industry