Dr. Abdulbasit Salem Sairafi is currently working as Deputy to the President of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) for environmental affairs and sustainable development. He has served in PME at different positions including Director General, Natural Resources and Deputy Assistant for the Sustainable Development since 2003 when he joined the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment. Earlier, Dr. Sairafi served as Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. As Deputy for Environmental Affairs and Sustainable Development, Dr. Sairafi is responsible for formulating policies, plans and programmes for ensuring improved environmental controls and governance in the country and efficient decision making for sustainable development. Dr. Sairafi did his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1993 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.