Name: Awad Ahmad al-Jaz
Position: Sudan’s Oil Minister
Political Affiliations: National Congress Party (NCP)
Career: Energy Minister, 2005; Industry Minister, 2010; Oil Minister, 2011-Present.
Awad al-Jaz, is a veteran Islamist figure in the National Congress Party (NCP) and is currently Sudan’s oil minister.
Al-Jaz has also held the position of Sudanese energy minister and in 2005 announced the discovery of oil in Sudan’s troubled western region - Darfur.
As minister of Industry in November 2010 he oversaw the failure of the White Nile Sugar factory to open for the second time, after a previous delay a year previously while Jalal al-Digair headed the ministry.
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