Cablegate: Bio Data On Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Opec

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E.O. 12958: N/A


1. (U) Bio Data on Dr. Adnan Shihab-ElDin in reference to
Kuwait 04078 para. 4.

2. (U) Name: Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin

Director, Research Division, OPEC Secretariat, Vienna, Austria

Present Position: 8/2001 - present

Date of Birth: 1 November 1943

Citizenship: Kuwaiti

Marital Status: Married, 3 children


1970 Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, University of California,
1967 M.Sc. Nuclear Engineering, University of California,
1965 B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of California,

Previous Posts held:

Director, Division for Africa, East Asia & Pacific, Dept. of
Technical Cooperation, IAEA, Vienna, Austria 3/1999- 7/2001
Director, UNESCO Regional Office for Science & Technology in
the Arab States and UNESCO Representative to Egypt, Sudan,
and Yemen. UNESCO, Paris, France 11/1991 - 2/1999
Principal Research Scientist & Visiting Professor,
University of California 9/1987 - 2/1990
Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research,
Kuwait 4/1976 - 10/1986
Vice Rector, Academic Affairs, Kuwait University, Kuwait
4/1976 - 4/1980
Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Kuwait University,
Kuwait 9/1970 - 3/1976
Research Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories,
Berkeley, California 1/1971 - 11/1975
Planning Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company 8/1965
- 9/1970 Boards and Committees:

Membership: He is a member of numerous professional societies
and has served on the Board of Directors of more than 30
companies, foundations and advisory committees, including:

United Nations Advisory Committee on Science and Technology
for Development, UN, NY
Arab Thought Forum, Amman, Jordan
International Scientific Council for Science and Technology
Policy Development, UNESCO

Publications and Talks: He has published more than 100
scientific papers, articles and reports, lectured or
contributed invited talks at numerous seminars, conferences
and international meetings, as well as co-authoring five
books on subjects as diverse as new energy technologies,
environmental issues, nuclear science and engineering, and
science and technology in developing countries.

Hobbies: Sports, reading and writing.

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