Development Champions

Dr. Ismail Nasser Al Ganad

Former Chairman of Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Board

Expert in management and investment in natural resources and the mineral industry, with 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Ganad served as the chairman of the Yemeni Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Board until 2012.

Ganad founded the Geological Association and the first geological museum in the region, and was editor of a geological bulletin. He also contributed to the inception of the National Science Museum. In the private sector, he worked as a board member of the Arab Mining Company (2010-2013) and has led multiple companies in their studies and projects in Africa.
Ganad holds a doctorate in geology from Orléans University in France, a master’s degree in geochemistry from France and an engineering degree in geology from the Czech Republic.