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Christof Rühl

Christof Rühl

Global Head of Research ADIA


Christof Rühl is Global Head of Research at ADIA, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He joined ADIA in August 2014 where he is responsible for establishing, managing and leading ADIA’s first global research team.

Previously he was Chief Economist of BP for 7 years (and Deputy for 2), working on the economics of energy. BP’s economics team is highly regarded in the world of energy. It provides input into the firm’s commercial decisions and participates in the global debate on energy issues. The team produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy as well as BP’s Global Energy Outlook.

His areas of specialization are macroeconomics and energy economics; he has published widely in these fields.

Christof has a history in academia and economic policymaking. After studying in Germany he became a professor of economics at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1991, specialized in macroeconomics. In 1996 he joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London for two years, before moving to the World Bank in Washington in 1998. He served as the Bank’s Lead Economist in Russia from 2001 and in Brazil from 2004. Christof joined BP in 2005 as Deputy Chief Economist.

He also is a Visiting Professor at UCL, Australia and an Independent Board Director at Halyk Bank, Kazakhstan.

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