Christof Rühl Keynote Speaker

  • Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
  • Group Chief Economist and VP of BP plc (2005-14)
  • Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (2014-2019)

Christof Rühl's Biography

Christof Rühl is an internationally renowned economist, specializing in the intersection of macroeconomics, geopolitics, and energy. His skillset reflects senior positions in some of the world’s best-known institutions in business, policy and academia; it includes significant commercial expertise in energy and asset allocation, policy advice, and academic research.

Christof advises companies, governments, and financial institutions globally; he is adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, New York; and was Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (2019-21).

From 2014-19, Christof served as the Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, creating and managing ADIA’s first global research team across asset classes and responsible for economic, energy and geopolitical analysis. He was Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc 2005 through 2014, credited with a significant contribution to the global debate on energy, climate change, and the links between energy and economic development.

Christof joined BP from the world of economic policy making at the World Bank (1998–2005), including as the Bank’s Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil; and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (1996-98).

He started his career in academia, first as a Research Associate in Germany, and then as an Assistant Professor in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Christof serves as a global advisor and board director to companies in energy, finance and private equity. He is well published and a sought-after commentator and keynote speaker

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Videos of Christof Rühl

Christof Ruhl comments on the EU energy price cap for Russian oil products
Christof Ruhl comments on the EU energy price cap for Russian oil products
Christof Rühl - Interview
Christof Rühl - Interview
Christof Ruehl: China's Oil Demand Surge on Covid Exit
Christof Ruehl: China's Oil Demand Surge on Covid Exit
Professor Christof Ruehl on the  Global Energy Crisis
Professor Christof Ruehl on the Global Energy Crisis

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