Global Conference 2012
Executive Director, Economic and Energy Affairs, Abu Dhabi
David Scott is executive director of energy and economic affairs for the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. He leads an interdisciplinary team of analysts charged with conducting targeted research and providing strategic economic policy advice. Scott has helped organize and lead an interagency working group that has been charged with analyzing future energy demand across the UAE and developing strategies to meet that demand. Prior to the Executive Affairs Authority, Scott was a regional vice president for Occidental Petroleum Corp. From 2001 to 2002, he served at the White House as the National Security Council's director for the Arabian Peninsula and North African Affairs. Fluent in Arabic and Spanish, Scott is a former U.S. foreign service officer and an Army veteran. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a former graduate fellow with the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad at the American University of Cairo.