World Energy Council Secretary General and CEO Dr Angela Wilkinson met with Saudi Arabian Energy Minister HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud in the Saudi capital Riyadh on 19 February. During the meeting, Dr Wilkinson thanked Prince Abdulaziz for his continued support of the World Energy Council and his personal efforts over the years as Chairman of the World Energy Council’s Saudi Arabian Member Committee.
Dr Wilkinson, who is on her first official visit to Saudi Arabia, presented her vision and strategy for the Council in the years ahead. She outlined her agenda on humanising the energy transition and invited support for the Council’s broad programme of work and addressing the broad social agenda, including energy poverty. She called for alignment of efforts across regions to enable new opportunities to include clean hydrogen and the circular carbon economy. His Highness invited Dr Wilkinson to visit the ministry and meet with the young professionals leading new initiatives as part of the ongoing collaboration with the Council.
During her three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, Dr Wilkinson also met Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin Nasser at the company’s headquarters in Dhahran. She also held talks with Dr Ahmed Attiga, CEO of the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) in Al Khobar.