Faris Hasan is the Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services at the OPEC Fund for International Development, a position he has held since 2007. He is also the Secretary to the Oil and Gas Industry Energy Access Platform (EAP) and has served as the OPEC Fund Sherpa to the Advisory Board for “Sustainable Energy for All” Global Initiative of the UN Secretary General. His engagement with financing energy-focused development projects for 12 years spans a number of countries spread across Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. His previous energy-related experience includes eight years in analyzing energy markets at OPEC, as well as more than 14 years as a designer and manager of energy projects. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and a M.Sc. in Combustion Science and Environmental Control, both from Sheffield University, U.K.