CMarkits is directed by Dr. Yousef Alshammari, who is officially the CEO, Head of Research, and Editor-in-Chief. He is a former Research Fellow at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and a Research Leader in energy economics at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Since 2013, he has been a well-known analyst at the OPEC ministerial meetings where he presents his insight on the oil market to national and international media channels including Sky News, Le Fonti International, Saudi News, Russian News (RT), CNTV News, and the OPEC Channel. He has been invited an expert speaker by many global energy events and global firms including S&P Global Platts (London), European Energy Forum (Paris), BGS Solar Forum (Nice), and the World Energy Congress (Istanbul & Daegu). Representing CMarkits, Dr. Alshammari is a member of the Group of Experts on Clean Fossil Fuels and Natural Gas at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva).
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 in Energy Systems at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and an Assistant Professor of Engineering Economics at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. He was also an Associate of Energy Studies at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) and an expert member of many globally leading organisations including the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva, World Energy Council (London), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has 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 bright 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 (T-20) 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 at World Energy Council.