Abdulrahman M Hammad is a member of the New York State Bar. He earned his juris doctor degree with magna cum laude honours from the University of Miami, United States, concentrating on securities, finance and business law. Before that, Mr Hammad obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with cum laude honours from Southern Illinois University, majoring in finance (investments). Mr Hammad worked for a major US law firm in New York, concentrating on energy, infrastructure and project finance work. Mr Hammad also worked at the Saudi Aramco law department, where his practice concentrated on projects and project finance.

Mr Hammad’s most significant roles have been as a legal adviser to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in redeveloping the Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre, and the establishment of the Saudi National Energy Services Company; lead counsel to Saudi Aramco with regard to negotiating and structuring the formation of a fuel retail joint venture with a major international oil company. He was also counsel to Saudi Aramco and subsidiaries with regard to negotiating and structuring the formation of the GCC Electrical Equipment Testing Laboratory joint venture, and advised on the negotiation and structuring of several power generation plants covering both traditional and renewable energy production. He was also legal counsel to a major construction contractor with respect to the construction of a US$2 billion project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.