Ali R. Al-Jarwan

For his significant contribution to the development of SPE in the Middle East, through his support of the SPE Certification program, Petroleum Engineering education in the United Arab Emirates, his leadership of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, and his continual support of all the SPE United Arab Emirates initiatives at both a national and a local level.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2013

Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan currently serves as chief executive officer (CEO) at Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In 1979, he started his career at Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) as a petroleum engineer/reservoir engineer, subsequently assuming the role at ADCO of senior reservoir engineer/head of development planning. Al-Jarwan then worked as manager of petroleum development, senior vice president (svp) technical, and svp operations at ADMA-OPCO. He then moved to Zakum Development Company, where he worked as deputy general manager, becoming CEO of ADMA-OPCO in 2006.

Al-Jarwan received SPE Distinguished Membership in 1999 and several other honors from the government and the oil and gas industry, including an SPE Regional Award; two Innovation awards from BP–Middle East; and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company 2010 Health, Safety, and Environment Man of the Year Award. He earned a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (now known as IMD); and a degree in general management from the Granfield School of Management in the UK.