Dr. Ahmed Al Khoory

HEAD of Special Studies.
Ahmed was born in the city of Abu Dhabi in 1952, where he grew up and studied. In the early 1960s he studied in Al Falahia School and in April 1967 he started his career with the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) as an apprentice at the age of 14.
In 1972 he was sent to UK and graduated in 1977 from the University of Wales, University College Swansea with a B.Sc. Hons. in Electrical Engineering and in 1981 he obtained an M.Sc. degree from BradfordUniversity in Control Engineering. In 1997 he obtained an MBA in General Management and in 2004 a DBA in Contemporary Management Strategies from HullUniversity.While in the UK, Ahmed attended a number of apprentice programs for a total of one and half years with the General Electric Company, Ruston Gas Turbines, Brush Electric and Foxboro.


In ADCO, Ahmed Progressed through a career that covered maintenance, operations, planning & reporting, special studies, contractual and support activities thus was acquiring special skills in technical and soft management issues. He was also Manager Competency Assurance Management Systems (CAMS) Optimization in the Operations Function. Ahmed is currently carrying out special duty where he is responsible for looking after young UAE Nationals graduates with emphasis on ‘hands-on-the job’. He also held the positions of the Head of Operations Support, the Head of Maintenance Engineering, Head of Operations Budget & Contracts and Head of Special Studies.


Ahmed has conducted studies on leading change, Enhancing the Creativity, Innovation & Change Management Ability of our Youth, Knowledge transfer to our Youth, Asset Management Workability, Performance Development and Improvement Models and Frameworks, Maintenance Optimization, Contractual Issues and Technology Trial and Transfer.


He also presented a large number of papers to international conferences and exhibitions held in the Gulf region and UK. He was a member of Gulf Cooperation Council “Production and Maintenance Committee” from 1999 to 2005 where he represent ADCO. He also gave presentations on behalf of ADNOC Group Companies to Saudi Aramco, Petroleum Development Oman and Kuwait Oil Company on “Trial and Transfer of new Technologies”, “Asset Management Workability” and “ADCO Maintenance Optimization Program” respectively.


He also was a member of an official ADNOC Trade Mission to UK (as a guest of Her Majesty’s Government) where he presented ADNOC’s onshore activities and future projects to contractors, vendors and consultants in London, Aberdeen and New Castle in 2001. He is currently the Chair of the Program Advisory Committee, Business Administration at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu DhabiWomenColleges, Abu Dhabi since March 2003.


Dr. Al Khoori is a keen collector and recently he received ”Tamayyuz” award by HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the HCT on 17th July 2009 for his effort on preserving UAE Culture and Heritage at the Abu Dhabi Women College, Abu Dhabi.