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Dr. Abdulla AlAbbasi

Dr. Abdulla AlAbbasi

Director of the Energy and Environment Program, Studies and Research Directorate

Dr. Abdulla Alabbasi is a Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat). His area of focus is the forms and dynamics of renewable and alternative energy.

A chartered engineer with over 10 years of experience, he regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals. His professional and research memberships and affiliations include several global organizations and think tanks, among which are the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Abdulla holds a PhD and MSc in Renewable Energy from the University of Surrey, UK. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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Dr. Muhammed Ahmed Abdullah

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Historical Studies Directorate at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies “Derasat”. He was previously the Director of the Centre for Bahrain Studies at the University of Bahrain. He served as Assistant Secretary-General for Cabinet Affairs and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Political Development, Acting Secretary-General of the Award for Service to Humanity and a consultant to the United Nations Human Settlements Program. He is a member of a number of regional and international scientific societies and member of the editorial staff of academic geographical and historical journals. He has arbitrated a number of books, and research papers. In addition he published a number of scientific publications of books and research papers submitted to conferences, seminars and workshops on the political geography and modern history of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf. He is a University Professor, D.Phil. in Political Geography from the University of Oxford, UK, 1988. He received the First Order of Excellence in December 2012.

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Dr. Omar Ahmad AlUbaydli

Omar Al-Ubaydli is Director of Studies and Research, and Director of Economics and Energy Studies. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University, USA, as well as being a member of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Joint Advisory Board of Economists.

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