Christof Rühl

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Christof Rühl is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy where he leads the oil and gas research program with a focus on the energy transition. Rühl is an internationally renowned economist, specializing in macroeconomics and energy economics. He most recently served as global head of research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he created and managed ADIA’s first global research team to provide economic, energy, and geopolitical analysis to the Fund.  Rühl was previously group chief economist and vice president of BP for nine years, credited with a significant contribution to the global debate on energy, climate change, and the various links between energy and economic development. Rühl joined BP from the world of global economic policy, having served at the World Bank, including as chief economist in Russia and in Brazil, and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He currently also serves as a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.