Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi
His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi is the Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in New York, appointed in September 2015. Majid, an expert in international negotiations, has led the UAE Mission to the United Nations’ (UN) engagement in matters covering a wide range of issues relating to economic growth and development.
Most recently, Majid served as Lead Negotiator on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability for the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He worked closely with the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to negotiate the landmark climate change agreement, which was adopted at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in 2015. Majid was also instrumental in the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set an international mandate to take action on global sustainability issues.
Majid previously worked as a reservoir geologist in the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). He has nearly 10 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, in all stages from exploration to development. He is also an accomplished researcher. His work has been published in numerous articles and featured in several major academic conferences.
An ADNOC Scholar, Majid received his undergraduate degree from Brunel University in the United Kingdom and graduate MSc degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.