21 JULY, 2020 | 12:00 PM Webinar

A Clean and Resilient Recovery: The Role of Energy and Infrastructure


HE Ahmed Al Sayegh and Sir Ed Lister, Co-Chairs of the UAE-UK Business Council, are pleased to invite you to a webinar with HE Suhail Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, and The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, UK Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, on Tuesday, 21st July at 12 noon UAE time (9:00am UK time).


Mr Nick Cochrane-Dyet MBE, Special Advisor for BP Middle East and Chairman of the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi, will open the call. Participants will then have an opportunity to hear remarks from both speakers on the theme of ‘A Clean and Resilient Recovery: The Role of Energy and Infrastructure’. After the remarks, both speakers will field questions from the audience, in a discussion moderated by Nick Cochrane-Dyet MBE.


As we expect a large number of participants on the call, we ask that you submit any questions by close of business on Wednesday, 15th July to info@uaeukbc.org.


Kindly note that the Chatham House rule will apply.


To register, participants can click the below link. Once their registration is confirmed, attendees will receive an email with instructions on how to access this webinar. The video conference has a capacity of 200 participants — places to be allocated on a first-come, first-served, basis.

To REGISTER please email info@uaeukbc.org.uk for the registration link.







His Excellency Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui

H.E. Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui was appointed as the Minister of Energy on March 2013. On 5 July 2020, His Excellency’s portfolio was expanded to also include Infrastructure Development. . His mandate focusses on providing support to sustainable development, address oil, minerals, and water and electricity issues for the benefit of the UAE.

H.E. Al Mazrouei is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA); Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mubadala Petroleum Co; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Liquified Gas Co; Member of the Higher Advisory Committee of the Supreme Petroleum Council; Member of the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Development Co; Member of the Board of Directors of the Dolphin Energy Co.

H.E. Al Mazrouei has considerable experience in corporate administration in different sectors, including shipbuilding, defence systems, the oil and gas services sector, and real estate development.

H.E.  Suhail Al Mazrouei holds a B.A. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in the US in 1996.




The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP 

Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 July 2019.  Prior to that he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union from 16 November 2018 to 24 July 2019.

Kwasi read classics and history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship. He earned a PhD in economic history from the University of Cambridge in 2000.

Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Kwasi worked as an analyst in financial services.

Kwasi was elected the Conservative MP for Spelthorne in 2010. From 2010 until 2013 he was a member of the Transport Select Committee, and in 2013 he joined the Work and Pensions Select Committee where he was a member until 2015.

In October 2016 Kwasi joined the Public Accounts Committee, where he was a member until May 2017.

In 2015 Kwasi was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords, and in 2017 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Kwasi’s passions include history, music and languages. He has lived in and around London for most of his life. He has authored several books, including Ghosts of Empire, War and Gold and Thatcher’s Trial.