Ali Al-Jassim

CEO, 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.

Francisco Ramalheira

Director Business Development and Marketing, Enova

Maen Nimrawi

LEED AP CEM®- Senior Commissioning Engineer, KEO International Consultants

During his work experience in the Middle East, Al Nimrawi managed and led over 70 projects related to energy management, energy efficiency, green buildings and commissioning in the region. Licensed in multiple states across the U.S. and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) as well as a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

Maen Al-Nimrawi is now Projects Manager within The sustainability division of KEO Int.  Consultants; leading the sustainability/commissioning projects in the Gulf region by aligning the commissioning process to the best international standards and practices in this domain. Maen have facilitated a remarkable business growth since he joined the firm as part of his responsibilities for the business development of a specialized and top notch services in the market, represented in energy efficiency and management services and monitoring based commissioning as part of the digitization and internet of things (IoT); in lieu of developing business plans along with the tools, competencies and resources for executing and delivering such services in the region.

Maen represented KEO as a Chairman and Speaker in different conferences, forums and exhibitions within the region. In addition to effective participation through articles and extracts in different ruptured engineering magazines

Before that Al-Nimrawi was managing the Energy Management Bureau at Schneider Electric, Saudi Arabia. In this role, he led the energy bureau team toward achieving of key business goals and sustainability initiatives, both locally and worldwide. The energy bureau – considered as a starting business - within 2 years generated a revenue of 2 million Saudi Riyals represented in energy management services along with over 20 million Saudi Riyals represented in energy management solutions.    

As part of the Schneider Electric corporate sustainability milestones; Maen have led the achievement of certifying Schneider Electric headquarter in Riyadh as the first ISO50001:2011 energy management system certified private building in the kingdom; in order to demonstrate the energy management services as a viable business model in the Saudi market along with marketing Schneider Electric Solution and competencies in this filed.

Prior to joining Schneider, Al-Nimrawi gained experience in performance contracting domain as Senior Energy Efficiency Auditor and LEED Project Manager at Energy Management Services International. He was instrumental in aligning benchmarks of electrical designs to international coding standards. He also researched, implemented and commissioned energy conservation projects, measures and strategies.

Raed Bkayrat

VP Business Development – Middle East, First Solar

Dr. Raed Bkayrat is responsible for establishing and overseeing First Solar’s commercial footprint in the region, market setup, origination and strategy development for partnerships and project execution. 

With about 20 years of experience, Raed joins First Solar from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he was responsible for creating the institution’s successful Industry Collaboration Program. During his four year stint at KAUST, he also created a demonstration and testing program for solar and other clean energy technologies, advised several Saudi governmental and industrial entities and mentored start up companies.

Prior to that he was part of successful Startups in O&G industry in California, and previously spent eight years in various roles at Siemens AG in Germany and the US. Raed holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Jordan.  Raed is an expert on the technical and commercial values of integrated hybrid plants for power generation and water desalination. Raed has several issued patents and is an invited speaker on the topic of clean energy and sustainability.

Hassan Younes

Technical Director, Griffin Consultants

Hassan is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, a certified trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers for the CEM course, an appointed Consultant for the ASHRAE 62.1 Standard and the recipient of the prestigious Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East region by the AEE in Orlando, Florida.

He also facilitates the Building Retrofit program in Dubai organized by the Emirates Green Building Council in collaboration with Masdar and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

Hassan is on the Boards of Governors of the local and regional chapters of ASHRAE and CIBSE, the internationally-adopted standardizing authorities based in the USA and UK respectively. In those capacities, Hassan works to promote the advancement and improvement of the regional construction industry by collaborating with industry professionals, academia, and governmental entities. He is currently the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Herriot Watt Architectural and Engineering Program.

With extensive experience in engineering systems design, analysis and consulting and a passionate objective of raising the industry and sustainability standards in the region, Younes entered a partnership to establish Griffin Consultants where he is responsible for all technical and developmental aspects of the firm. Throughout his career, he was involved in the design of multiple high-end developments including retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality projects some of which are iconic in the Emirate of Dubai like The Beach (JBR) and City Walk. Hassan led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and provided consultancy on various governmental energy efficiency programs.

Haytham Alodan

Assistant Research Professor, Industrial Development National Center - King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

Eng. Abdullateef Sami Al-Assafi

Specialist, Marketing, Home of Innovation, SABIC’s Home of Innovation™

Home of Innovation™ Manager, taking care of the business development and the value creation for 45 companies participating with us in the program.

Mohammad Salah

Senior Applied Products Manager, Daikin

Emmanuel Raisse

Senior Manager, Daikin

22 years of experience including 17 years in thermal engineering and renewable energy. For 7 years in Daikin group, first as sales Director at Rotex France during 4 years (heating and renewable energy Daikin affiliate) and residential sales Manager at Daikin France for two years.

Emmanuel Raisse has joined Daikin Saudi Arabia in April 2017 to develop the national and international Keys Accounts.

Dr. Muhammad Asif

Associate Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

“Dr Muhammad Asif is an Associate Professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He is Charted Engineer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Certified Energy Manager (AEE, USA) and Member of the Energy Institute (UK). He sits on several international forums including the accreditation panel of the Energy Institute. He completed PhD in Applied Energy Engineering from Edinburgh (UK) in 2002 and has held full-time faculty positions for over 10 years in British Universities. His areas of research interest include renewable energy, sustainable buildings, energy conservation and management and life cycle assessment. He has authored over 70 research publications including a research monograph. His work has been referred to in various European policy documents and directives. Dr Asif has supervised 8 PhD and 2 MPhil projects to successful completion. He is actively involved in academic and industrial collaborations. He has provided consultancy services to a number of prominent international organisations including European Commission, Nor-Dan (Norway) and BAE Systems (UK). He has also contributed to the Annual Strategic Studies for the Industry Collaboration Program of KAUST. Currently he is leading a large international consortium as the Principal Investigator on a large building energy modeling research project for the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE).”

Mike Pidgeon

Director, CPA Consulting

Mike leads CPA’s sustainability team in the UAE, leveraging his extensive experience across the Middle East, Europe and Australia to deliver a diverse range of green building and sustainability services.

In his role at CPA, Mike also delivers innovative leadership programs that are designed to unlock creative potential and dramatically enhance organisational performance, through engaging teams around a common purpose and set of core organisational values.

Stephane Le Gentil

Chief Executive Officer, Wattaqa

Stephane le Gentil is Founder and CEO of Wattaqa since November 2016. Wattaqa provides consultancy, advisory and project management services in end-use energy efficiency, energy Demand Side Management (DSM) and ESCO (Energy Services) activities with a focus on the Middle East region. In 2013 Stephane came to Dubai to found and lead Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) as CEO. Etihad ESCO was setup under the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as the official government organization to reduce significantly the consumption of electricity and water in 30,000 existing buildings in Dubai. Prior to Etihad ESCO, Stephane spent many years at a leading global Energy Services company to build their European activities. Stephane serves as a member of the board at the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) who owns the IPMVP and he is past Chairman of the European Association of Energy Service Companies, eu-ESCO.

Stefano Martini

Managing Director, Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions, QESCO – Dubai

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.

Mudhyan ALMudhyan

Project Manager, Sustainable Desalination Project, Technology Localization Department, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE)

Mudhyan holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Statistics from Oregon State University in the US and is the project manager for the sustainable desalination project in the technology localization department at K.A.CARE.

Moataz Hussein

Project Manager, Carrier

Moataz is a Project Manager for Carrier Saudi Arabia. He is responsible for strategic projects providing planning and execution support on all strategic jobs. He has vast experience in centrifugal chillers and has executed sales, installation and maintenance projects for various key installations across the Kingdom.

Moataz has been with Carrier for 28 years, starting as an Air Conditioning Engineer. He has also held various key positions and his previous assignment was as Sales Manager for western region

Moataz has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alexandria University and is also a certified PMP. Moataz has been associated with HVAC industry for more than 30 years.

Carrier, which operates in Saudi Arabia through Arabian Air Conditioning Company and Carrier Saudi Service Company, its joint venture companies with E.A. Juffali & Brothers, is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Syed Abid Hussain

Application & Design Manager, Carrier

Abid is an Application and Design Manager for Carrier Saudi Arabia. He is responsible for providing technical support to the applications and sales teams and to customers. He regularly provides training on HVAC System Design, and Carrier products for in-house sales teams, design engineers and Carrier dealer organizations.

Abid has been with Carrier for 25 years, starting as an Application Engineer. He has also held various key positions in technical support and trainings since 2005.

Abid has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi and is a LEED Accredited Professional under the Professional Accreditation Program managed by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

Carrier, which operates in Saudi Arabia through Arabian Air Conditioning Company and Carrier Saudi Service Company, its joint venture companies with E.A. Juffali & Brothers, is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).