Global Head of Research
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Christof Rühl is Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), responsible for creating and leading a global research function to provide economic, geopolitical and energy analysis to the Fund. He assumed this role in August 2014.
Christof has a distinguished track record as an economist in business, academia an policy formation. From 2005 to 2014 he served as Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc. Between 1998 and 2005 he was at the World Bank, including as the Bank’s Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil. From 1996-98 he held the position of Principle Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Christof began his career as an academic economist, first at the Universities of Bremen and Hohenheim in Germany, and from 1991 as a Professor of Economics at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
Christof has held visiting professorships at academic institutions worldwide. His areas of specialisation are macroeconomics and energy economics; he is published and quoted widely in these fields.