Top 25 most influential people in the GCC utilities industry: 06-10
Utilities Middle East brings you the top 25 most influential individuals in the GCC utilities industry
06. Mohamed Al Hammadi
CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), UAE
Mohammed Al-Hammadi is the CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the organisa-tion behind the first ever nuclear power plant in the GCC. His responsibilities include facilitating the deployment of nuclear energy plants in the UAE, incorporating the development of plans for a peace-ful nuclear energy programme, and the development of non-regulatory infrastructure.
ENEC is also responsible for creating effective public information and stakeholder engagement pro-grammes.
07. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi
Chief executive officer, Masdar, UAE
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Masdar in February 2016. Established in 2006, Masdar is a commercially driven renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and is at the helm of accelerating renewable energy in the region and globally.
Over the last decade, Masdar has invested in renewable energy projects with a combined value of $8.5bn; Masdar’s share of this investment is $2.7bn. The generating capacity of these projects is 2.8 gigawatts (GW) gross.
08. H.E. Mohammed Mohammed Saleh
Director General, Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), UAE
H.E. Mohammed Saleh is the director general of Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) that was established in 1999 as an independent entity with an aim of running its own projects. FEWA’s main ob-jective is to cater to the needs of the population in the Northern areas.
In pursuing this, Saleh has enabled FEWA to create a balance between the cost of production and the distribution price, while at the same time unifying the existing variable pricing strategies, studying the consumption behaviour and creating awareness.
09. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahrouqi
Chairman, Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), Oman
Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahrouqi serves as the Chairman of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) since the establishment of the Authority in September 2007.
The Authority is the regulator for the water sector in Oman. PAEW’s role in the electricity sector is lim-ited to policy overview. In addition to this, PAEW is also a direct water service provider, responsible for supplying potable water to all homes and businesses in Oman except in Sohar city and in the Dhofar governorate. PAEW serves a population of more than 2.4 million people.
10. Joseph Anis
President & CEO, Middle East & Africa, Power Services, GE Power - GE Power
Joseph J. Anis is the president and chief executive officer for its Power Services business for the Mid-dle East and Africa (MEA) at GE Power. Power Services integrates the best service teams in the power industry – GE’s Power Generation Services and Alstom’s Thermal Services – and has a central role in the MEA region in helping customers expand their power plant capability and maximise resource use efficiency.
Anis oversees all operational functions in the region covering parts, field services, upgrades and pro-ject management, on-site repairs and training. He is responsible for developing and delivering a re-gional services strategy that offers customers the technology, knowledge and insight they need to manage the entire lifecycle of their power plants, ultimately providing reliable power to people around the world.
Since his appointment in July last year, Anis has been responsible for growing the business with a focus on leveraging GE’s Industrial Internet solutions that accelerate the application of digital industrial tech-nology for MEA’s power sector to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity. He has played a key role in strengthening business partnerships, local capacity building and promoting innovation in the power services sector.
GE employs more than 5,000 people in the GCC, and it booked a total of $14bn in orders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2016. In Iraq, GE has helped add over 700 megawatts (MW) of power to the Iraqi national grid as part of its ‘Power Up Plan’ signed with the ministry of electricity to support ambitious power infrastructure upgrades. Also, GE Power will provide three 9HA gas turbines, the world’s most efficient heavy duty gas turbines, for Aluminium of Bahrain (Alba).
GE’s world-renowned leadership development programmes for both entry level graduates and expe-rienced professionals aim to develop the organisation’s future leaders. There are more than 15 active programmes that GE employees in MENA are a part of, in the fields of engineering, digitisation, fi-nance, sales, communications, human resources, operations, and others.
GE’s LifeMax Advantage portfolio enables companies to maximise the efficiency of their gas turbines. At Dubai Aluminum’s (DUBAL) massive smelter, GE upgraded one of the plant’s existing gas turbines with the Advanced Gas Path solution, resulting in the generation of an additional 5.88 megawatts of electrical power and improved fuel efficiency of about 1.5%.
Last year, GE opened Phase II of GE’s Manufacturing & Technology Center (GEMTEC) in Saudi Arabia, announcing expanded capabilities including the ability to manufacture HA and F-class turbines at the facility.
The company recently launched an initiative to have 20,000 women filling STEM roles at GE by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation for all its technical entry-level programmes.
Anis joined GE in 1997 as General Manager for GE’s Power Controls business and has served in various leadership roles both in the region and globally including as General Manager for Power Generation Sales in the Middle East and Africa. In 2007, Joe was appointed the Region Executive and General Manager for GE Energy in the Middle East.