Ibrahim Al-Muhanna has had a distinguished career in academia and public service. From 1989-17 he served as advisor to the minister of energy, industry, and mineral resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, he was a member of a small team that established an independent research and information center in Saudi Arabia that led to the creation of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in 2010.
Al-Muhanna retired from the ministry in 2017 and established a new Riyadh-based energy consulting firm, Saudi Energy Consultants. Throughout his career, Al-Muhanna has written, in both Arabic and English, on a wide range of energy, economic, political, and communications issues for news and academic journals. Al-Muhanna has a PhD in international relations from American University in Washington, DC.