Ministry of Energy
Yehia Khoja is an Advisor at the Saudi Ministry of Energy, and an energy professional with over 10 years of experience covering energy system optimization, energy efficiency, local content development, circular carbon economy, artificial intelligence, and innovation. He has a proven record of leading teams in different energy programs involving stakeholders from government, research, and industry. He has helped develop Saudi Arabia’s first set of industrial energy efficiency targets which helped achieve estimated savings of $1 billion dollars annually by 2030. Next he led a team during the COVID-19 pandemic to localize the production of sanitizer raw materials by leveraging the existing companies in the energy sector. Currently, he leads three key and transformative initiatives at the Ministry of Energy: the Energy Innovation Program, the Artificial Intelligence Center for Energy, and the Energy Ecosystem Digital Transformation. He received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and his MBA from Stanford University, and his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
The Ministry of Energy is one of the governmental bodies of Saudi Arabia and part of the cabinet. The ministry has the function of developing and implementing policies concerning petroleum, gas, conventional power, renewables, and other related energy products and matters. Its mission the sustainable development of energy to achieve the highest added value to the Saudi economy.