Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish is Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). OFID is a development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC as a collective channel of aid to developing countries. Mr. Al-Herbish, a Saudi national, has served in his present position since 2003. He is a long-time supporter of people-centered development, a principle he has kept at the heart of OFID throughout his stewardship of the institution. He has been especially vocal on the issue of energy poverty alleviation, a cause he has championed at the highest level and one that forms the central pillar of OFID’s strategic plan. Prior to his appointment, he served for 13 years as the Governor of Saudi Arabia at OPEC. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Cairo and an MA in Economics from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.