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Advisory Board

Ali Al-Jassim

Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Energy Services

Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services and holder of both bachelors of science in Civil Engineering and Masters of business administration with honours, has 18 years of experience in leading roles delivering programs and projects. Ali held top positions in both public and private sector entities such as Head of follow-up and development office at the Dubai Municipality, Acting CEO & Director of Drivers Licensing at RTA and General Manager of Qeyadah Driving Solutions.

Kankana Dubey

Senior Research Associate, KAPSARC

Kankana Dubey is a senior research associate at KAPSARC working on energy productivity in the GCC and on macroeconomic perspective of energy and economic development in India.

Her work focuses on energy productivity, energy efficiency,  economic growth  and developing energy policy tool kits for government action particularly in the building sector.  Kankana has an M.Sc. in Energy Management from the University of Stirling, UK.

Maen Nimrawi

Senior Commissioning Engineer, KEO International Consultants

During his work experience in the Middle East, Maen managed and led over 80 projects in the field of energy management, performance contracting, green buildings and building commissioning. An engineer by training and MBA candidate armored with business and leadership skills toward delivering organisation’s value and targeted business growth.

Maen also is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) as well as a LEED AP

As a senior member of KEO International Consultant sustainability division; Maen is leading the energy management and commissioning services in the Gulf region in line with the overarching corporate vision toward diversifying the firm’s offering and create value through delivering profitable, viable and feasible niche services for potential clients and end-users. After achieving double-digit business growth since joining the firm; Maen is entitled to explore, develop and launch the portfolio-wide spectrum of smart (digitized) energy management and monitoring-based commissioning services as part of the future sustainability division offerings. Maen represented KEO as a Chairman and/or Speaker in various regional conferences, forums and exhibitions, In addition to effective participation represented in articles and blogs published in regional and international engineering journals and magazines.

Prior to KEO Maen managed the Energy Management Bureau at Schneider Electric, Saudi Arabia. In its first three years as a start-up division, the Energy Bureau contributed to generate revenue of 40 million Saudi Riyals in energy management services and cross selling of energy management solutions and products.  As part of Schneider Electric’s corporate sustainability milestones, Maen led the achievement of certifying Schneider Electric headquarter in Riyadh as the first ISO50001:2011 energy management system certified private building in the Kingdom.

Prior to joining Schneider, Maen was a Senior Energy Efficiency Auditor and LEED Project Manager at Energy Management Services International where he participated and managed turn-key projects of energy performance contracting services along with managing and delivering other energy auditing, energy value analysis and LEED certification projects. Currently, Maen is enrolled with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Manchester Business School. He has graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mechatronics Engineering from the Hashemite University in Jordan.

Ahmed Khoja (M.Sc. TUM)

Senior Researcher, Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS)

Ahmed is senior researcher and lecturer at the institute for building climatology at the Faculty of Architecture of Munich University of Applied Sciences. His research areas include Sustainable urban neighbourhoods, energy efficient retrofitting and zero energy developments.

During his carrier, Ahmed was involved in a number of national and international research projects, which focus on the smart, sustainable and energy efficient development of cities, urban districts and neighbourhoods. Ahmed also work a sustainability consultant and was involved in assessing the sustainability performance of some innovative projects, such as the Allianz Campus in Munich (DGNB Platinum) , the REHAU head office in Vienna (DGNB Platinum) and the assessment of the sustainability performance of stadia for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Ahmed is a certified Auditor for sustainable residential buildings, he holds Bachelor Degree in Architecture from King Abdul-Aziz University and Master’s Degree in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Construction from the Technical University of Munich, where he is also pursuing his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Auer