Amena Bakr

SpecialitySenior Research Analyst

AMENA BAKR is a Senior Research Analyst based in Dubai. Key focus areas of Energy Intelligence’s Research & Advisory group include the energy transition, corporate strategy and competitor intelligence, oil and gas/LNG markets and aboveground risk.

Amena’s expertise supports the Oil Markets Service, where she leads analysis and client engagement on oil market analysis, Opec policy, political trends and risk assessments in the Middle East and Gulf Arab region. She also contributes to Competitive Intelligence Research by examining corporate strategies and investment strategies in this region.

Prior to her current role in the Research & Advisory group, Amena was Energy Intelligence’s Chief Opec Correspondent and Dubai Deputy Bureau Chief for the past eight years. In that capacity, Amena received several international journalism awards for her work that covered energy news and analysis related to Saudi Arabia and other Opec countries. In 2023, she received the Opec award for best journalist, and in 2019, The International Association for Energy Economics gave her the award for Excellence in Written Journalism for covering the energy sector.

Amena was also an Energy Correspondent for Reuters news agency for six years, posted in Dubai, Doha and Riyadh, covering energy and political risk developments.

Amena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport in Egypt, with a major in management information systems.