CMarkits is directed by Dr. Yousef Alshammari, who is officially the CEO and Head of Oil Research. He is a former Research Fellow in energy economics at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the University of Vienna, Austria.


CEO Dr. Yousef Alshammari

Since 2013, he has been a leading analyst and a media commentator on energy and oil markets affairs at the OPEC ministerial meetings. Has been hosted for more than 100 TV interviews on the oil markets with CNBC Arabia, Sky News, Al-Arabiya, CGTN, Le Fonti International, RT, Saudi State TV and the OPEC Webcast.

He is a writer at Forbes Middle East, CGTN and Oilprice.com, and his articles have been featured by multiple business news websites including MarketWatch, NASDAQ, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Investing.com, International Oil Daily, and S&P Platts.

He has been invited as a speaker by many global energy firms and events including S&P Global Platts, APICORP, Regents University, European Energy Forum, BGS Solar Forum, and the World Energy Congress.

Representing CMarkits, Dr. Alshammari is a member of the Group of Experts at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, and the World Energy Council London.

He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London where worked on designing innovative processes for clean hydrogen generation from heavy oil fields. Following that, he joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he analysed the techno-economic assessment of nuclear production of hydrogen for refining applications. He has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and an Assistant Professor at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia, and an Associate at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS). He has also been a peer-reviewer for research papers at Energy Policy and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, and he published a wide range of research papers in the field of energy technology and energy economics.

Throughout his career pathway, he has been a recipient of many international prizes including the World Energy Congress Prize (2016) for TOP20 research papers for his work on the impact of low oil prices on carbon capture and storage, and the UK Alumni Award for Professional Achievements (2017). In 2017, he was honoured as a Young Global Changer by the G20 Global Solution Summit in Berlin, Germany, and in 2018, he was honoured with a certificate of appreciation for his long-term leadership services as a board member of Future Energy Leaders by World Energy Council.