MarketsandMarkets Middle East District Cooling Stakeholders Conclave

December 4 - 5, 2019 | Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Advisors
Abdulsalam Al Mobayed
Abdulsalam Al Mobayed
CEO ,
Saudi Tabreed Operation & Maintenance, Saudi Arabi


Mr. Abdulsalam Al Mobayed is the CEO of Saudi Tabreed O&M Company (STOM) based in Al Khobar Eastern Province KSA. 26-Years in Operations & Maintenance industry with expertise in Operations, Maintenance, Business Development, Financial / Budget Planning & Analysis, Cost control. In his previous role as the Vice President at the (Saudi Tabreed) Holding company, he was responsible for the developing and representing the company’s business. As the CEO of STOM, he is responsible for the Company’s Operations across KSA with District Cooling plants installed capacity of about 579,000 tons. Handling Critical customers such as King Khalid International Airport- Riyadh. Saudi Aramco – Dhahran, King Abdullah Financial District - Riyadh.


Ahmed A. Ghani
Ahmed A. Ghani
Chairman ,
Allied Consultants Ltd., U.A.E


The Chairman of Allied Consultants Ltd, since 1997, He was a Director of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants since 1989 with 25 years of experience.

Mr. Metawie's experience record includes over 100 projects in 15 countries of the Middle East and Africa.  His project experience lies in a variety of works such as infrastructure and building services, This experience in a variety of design projects, along with his background in supervision and commissioning of works, Mr. Metawie is a recognized code writer and has prepared the Part (2) of the Egyptian and Arab Fire Protection Codes and has shared in the preparation of other parts of these codes. Mr. Metawie is a lecturer for ASHRAE seminars and continuous technical education courses for Engineers


Tarek Zorba
Tarek Zorba
General Manager ,
The Egyptian company for Energy & Cooling projects


With 15 years of experience, Tarek’s work involves:

Strategic planning for corporate expansion in both medium and long term. Analysing market strategies.  Build and develop relations with government, HVAC industry officials and decision makers. Monitor expense and revenue budgets. Contracts renegotiation.  Develop and implement a progressive commercial strategy for the company in line with the rapid expansion and with regional relevance.


Deepthy K B
Deepthy K B
Regional Director ,
GBCI, LEED AP (BD+C), U.A.E


Deepthy is a Sustainability Professional with 11 years of experience in Architecture and Sustainability of the Built Environment. She leads the Middle East region for GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.), the certification arm of the U.S. Green Building Council and is based out of Dubai.

Deepthy is an Architect, LEED AP (BD+C) and holds an ALM Master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. Prior to joining GBCI, Deepthy has worked with prestigious organizations such as W S Atkins, Ernst & Young (EY) with experience across multiple industries from Real Estate and Construction, Oil & Gas, Retail, Luxury retail houses, Government projects and Not-for-profit organizations.


Speakers
H.E. Eng. Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi
H.E. Eng. Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi
Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy UAE Ministry of Energy Secretary of the UAE National Committee,
World Energy Council


Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi is the Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water and Future Energy Affairs in the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Industry.  A passionate, futuristic and strategic thinker leader with a long track record of successfully senior management role with a rich background ranging from electrical engineering, renewables, Water, Business Development and project management. Fatima is educated to a very high level, she graduated from the United Arab Emirates University with an honors degree of BS in electronics engineering, add to that she holds an honors degree MBA in Financial Management, She is member of the UAE Board of Climate Change& Environment, member of UAE SDG’s committee, Head of the Emirates National Grid planning and operation committee.

She succeeded to lead the team developing UAE energy strategy 2050, the UAE water security strategy 2050, is leading all activity related to energy security & future of energy, energy and water productivity, electricity& energy market, power and water regulations & supervision, in the Ministry of Energy and Industry.


Rajat Kumar
Rajat Kumar
Chief Knowledge Officer ,
MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. Ltd


Rajat manages the Knowledge Store product of MarketsandMarkets. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the product and also supporting the sales teams in commercializing the Knowledge Store product to the leading companies globally. He has been working with MarketsandMarkets for nearly 5 years and prior to taking up the current role, he managed the India based research team of MarketsandMarkets for a couple of years. Overall, he brings over 15 years of experience in establishing, managing, and growing the research & analysis teams and developing business intelligence platforms.  Prior to joining MarketsandMarkets, Rajat worked with GlobalData for nearly 8 years. He led a team of 100+ analysts and was instrumental in developing & successfully commercializing their oil & gas subscription product. Rajat has also worked with the European Energy team of Frost & Sullivan, specializing in the distributed generation technologies such as renewables, fuels cells and power rentals.

Rajat holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from XIM Bhubaneswar with a specialization in Finance & Strategy.


Faisal Rashid
Faisal Rashid
Director, Demand Side Management,
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy


Faisal Ali Rashid, U.A.E national, a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dayton, Ohio university, U.S.A 1991. Also, a certified PMP (Project Management Professional). Earn LSE professional certificate in the area of energy public policy making. He has a wide and solid experience in energy management including supply, strategy and demand and a strong background in process industrial plant including oil & gas, power& water generation process, material handling process, glass manufacturing process etc.  

Current job is energy Demand side director in Dubai Supreme Council of Energy looking after the whole energy demand management spectrum of emirate of Dubai.  Served previously in oil and gas industry for many years as project division manager / Project Manager, handled mega feed and EPC projects and worked as general manager in glass manufacturing company as well.  


Khadija Bin Braik
Khadija Bin Braik
Director of Water Pricing and Tariffs,
Department of Energy Abu Dhabi


An Engineer with a wide experience working in the Water, and Power Sector in Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Khadija is currently the Director of Water Pricing and Tariffs at the Department of Energy Abu Dhabi, responsible for implementing the regulatory framework (technical and economical) on the water, recycled water and wastewater sector. She is also responsible for implementing the newly approved District Cooling regulatory framework on the District Cooling Sector.

She started her career working with Abu Dhabi's Regulation and Supervision Bureau and occupied a number of positions within the Bureau gaining a wide experience regulating the water and power sector. She holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University (Boston) and MSc in Environmental Engineering from Southern Methodist University (Dallas).


Hassan Chahboune
Hassan Chahboune
Export Sales Manager,
Cryogel


37 years old, born in west of Paris, France; Hassan studied sales & marketing in France and worked for 13 years in export sales for various industries, including Textile, Medical equipment, Bulk handling. Hassan joined CRYOGEL to be part of its development worldwide as Export Sales Manager. His rôle is to promote and support CRYOGEL business in different application fields such as Air conditioning, District cooling, Gaz turbines inlet air cooling.


Abdulsalam Al Mobayed
Abdulsalam Al Mobayed
CEO ,
Saudi Tabreed Operation & Maintenance, Saudi Arabi


Mr. Abdulsalam Al Mobayed is the CEO of Saudi Tabreed O&M Company (STOM) based in Al Khobar Eastern Province KSA. 26-Years in Operations & Maintenance industry with expertise in Operations, Maintenance, Business Development, Financial / Budget Planning & Analysis, Cost control. In his previous role as the Vice President at the (Saudi Tabreed) Holding company, he was responsible for the developing and representing the company’s business. As the CEO of STOM, he is responsible for the Company’s Operations across KSA with District Cooling plants installed capacity of about 579,000 tons. Handling Critical customers such as King Khalid International Airport- Riyadh. Saudi Aramco – Dhahran, King Abdullah Financial District - Riyadh.


Francois-Xavier BOUL
Francois-Xavier BOUL
Chief Development Officer,
Tabreed


Francois-Xavier (“FX”) has over 15 years of experience in the field of Business Development, Acquisitions, Project and Structured Finance. Previously as Senior Vice President – Business Development with ENGIE Group (in UAE), he was responsible for leading the business development, structuring and negotiation of projects, and equity investments. Prior to joining ENGIE, he worked for Acwa Power (Dubai), ABC Bank (Bahrain), Ambac (London) and Natixis (Paris). He started his career at Dragages et Travaux Construction Group (Bouygues Construction group) in Hong-Kong.

Francois-Xavier holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and General Science and is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France (Civil Engineering and Environment).


Raed Al Ahmed
Raed Al Ahmed
Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) LLC


Mr. Raed Al Ahmed is the Deputy CEO of Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) LLC. He supports CEO for overall operations of Emicool and directly manages all the company activities.

He has strong qualifications and professional background in a variety of business areas (both private and government organizations) for over 25 years. Mr. Raed is a result oriented executive leader with wide exposure in different areas of business related to operations, marketing, sales, business planning, project management, strategic planning, customer relationship management, business turnaround & high growth strategies.


Mohammed AbdulAziz Najem
Mohammed AbdulAziz Najem
Senior Director – Sewage Treatment and Irrigation Projects,
Dubai Municipality, U.A.E


Member Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Board and Technical Committee. Instrumental in preparation of terms of reference for major Sewage Treatment Plants in Dubai. Selection of suitable processes and equipment to realize the selected process, Performance analysis and enhancements of various plants including Thermal drying, Dis-infection, Odor removal by chemical and biological systems, High rate biological treatment of sewage, Extended aeration etc. Initiated steps to conserve energy in the Sewage Treatment sector in Dubai. R & D on the in house biological treatment of odour control.  Design and construction of successful pilot units for field trial. Development of specifications to procure one of the largest biological odor control unit in the Middle East to replace the chemical odor control. Honorary consultant on Sewage and Sludge treatment and disposal for many organizations in the country. Member of the waste to Energy Project Committee of Dubai Municipality. Facilitator of Total Quality management in Dubai Municipality.


Thomas Bosse
Thomas Bosse
Head of Programmes ,
Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, U.A.E


As Head of Programmes for Dubai Carbon, Thomas is responsible for developing and managing Solar PV rooftops, greenhouse gas offsetting, emission reduction programmes and capacity building.

Thomas’s career spans over 13 years of delivering in roles of responsibility in energy, sustainability, green economy and the mitigation of climate change.

Prior to joining the Dubai Carbon family, he has managed carbon abatement projects across the world- and has saved the planet a collective four million tons in carbon emissions. His build to operate (BOT) assignments have encompassed biomass and solar energy projects worth over USD 5 million.


Ahmed A. Ghani
Ahmed A. Ghani
Chairman ,
Allied Consultants Ltd., U.A.E


The Chairman of Allied Consultants Ltd, since 1997, He was a Director of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants since 1989 with 25 years of experience.

Mr. Metawie's experience record includes over 100 projects in 15 countries of the Middle East and Africa.  His project experience lies in a variety of works such as infrastructure and building services, This experience in a variety of design projects, along with his background in supervision and commissioning of works, Mr. Metawie is a recognized code writer and has prepared the Part (2) of the Egyptian and Arab Fire Protection Codes and has shared in the preparation of other parts of these codes. Mr. Metawie is a lecturer for ASHRAE seminars and continuous technical education courses for Engineers


Fares Ahmed
Fares Ahmed
General Manager,
Emaar District Cooling


Fares Ahmad is the General Manager for Emaar District Cooling LLC, the District Cooling arm of one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies - Emaar Properties PJSC.  He is a Certified Energy Auditor and is having over 25 years of vast experience as an Internal Consultant / MEP Manager / Chief Operations Officer / Projects Director in Pre-tender, Estimation, Design management, technical and operations, prefabrication and modernization working in a culturally diverse multinational group of companies during periods of substantial growth and change.  He is also having strong leadership skills in strategy formulation, Business modelling, Innovation, projects management and execution, taking a role in managing business development and enhancing performance.


Tarek Zorba
Tarek Zorba
General Manager ,
The Egyptian company for Energy & Cooling projects


With 15 years of experience, Tarek’s work involves:

Strategic planning for corporate expansion in both medium and long term. Analysing market strategies.  Build and develop relations with government, HVAC industry officials and decision makers. Monitor expense and revenue budgets. Contracts renegotiation.  Develop and implement a progressive commercial strategy for the company in line with the rapid expansion and with regional relevance.


H.E. Ali Al Jassim
H.E. Ali Al Jassim
CEO,
Etihad Energy Services


H.E. Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services holder of a PhD in Business Management,
Masters of Business Administration with Honors and bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, has 25 years of experience in leading roles delivering programs and projects.


H.E. Ali held top positions in both public and private sector.
Presently H.E. Ali is leading Etihad - The Super ESCO in the Emirates of Dubai, which will help Dubai to make one of the most sustainable cities and a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world. He is also a Board member of Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), Emirates environmental Group (EEG) & World Green Economy Organization (WGEO).


Under the leadership of H.E. Ali, Etihad ESCO has retrofitted approx. 2,100 facilities (offices, staff accommodation, villas etc) which is helping Dubai to save 107 GWh of electricity per annum.
H.E. Ali is taking on more ambitious aspirations with a target to retrofit 30,000 buildings by 2030, in line with the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy and by end of 2019 Etihad ES will be retrofitting 2400 additional facilities.


H.E. is playing a key role in the expansion of Etihad ESCO, he formed two vertical under Etihad umbrella– Etihad Solar & Etihad M&V in 2017 and is currently working to develop District Cooling vertical and Building Labeling. He is also strategically planning to expand the footprint of Etihad ESCO to the MENA region and to other parts of the world.


Deepthy K B
Deepthy K B
Regional Director ,
GBCI, LEED AP (BD+C), U.A.E


Deepthy is a Sustainability Professional with 11 years of experience in Architecture and Sustainability of the Built Environment. She leads the Middle East region for GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.), the certification arm of the U.S. Green Building Council and is based out of Dubai.

Deepthy is an Architect, LEED AP (BD+C) and holds an ALM Master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. Prior to joining GBCI, Deepthy has worked with prestigious organizations such as W S Atkins, Ernst & Young (EY) with experience across multiple industries from Real Estate and Construction, Oil & Gas, Retail, Luxury retail houses, Government projects and Not-for-profit organizations.


Omnia Halawani
Omnia Halawani
Managing Partner,
Griffin Consultants, U.A.E


Omnia co-founded Griffin Consultants backed up by a Master degree in International Business and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Being a certified professional herself with multiple international certifications in high-performing buildings and leadership in energy and environmental designs, Omnia knew that GC cannot achieve its vision except by building a team that is highly professional, enthusiastic, and who share the company’s aim of “making a difference towards more sustainable cities”.  The firm embeds environmental and social sustainability as integral to the operational model by embracing UN SDGs that align with our core activities in each and every project.

Omnia brings extensive experience district cooling being involved in the feasibility, design, commissioning and/or optimization of over 1.5 Million TR of cooling in addition to consulting on related matters in policy making and end customer perspectives. She was recognized as a distinguished alumni entrepreneur of the American University of Sharjah in the year 2014.


Sarfraz Dairkee
Sarfraz Dairkee
Board Secretary,
EmiratesGBC


Sarfraz is a professional, living the dream of delivering Sustainability as an instrument of Enhanced Profitability. Sarfraz walks the talk practicing Integrated Design Process and solutions-based approach with engaging all interdisciplinary teams, seeking clarity of purpose, harmony and seamlessly integrating to deliver economical, environmentally friendly elegant solutions. He attributes his impressive track record in the mechanical engineering and renewable energy sectors to the combination of technical, functional and people management skills. He has been awarded with the prestigious “Fellow Membership of Association of Energy Engineers-USA”, a first to a person in MENA and Asia. He is LEED-AP BD+C, Qualified Trainer for the CEM and CEA programs of AEE and “Pump System Optimisation Training” of Hydraulic Institute. He is the Secretary to the Board of the Emirates Green Building Council and is working with MAHY Khoory & Co. LLC, Dubai.


Aimad El Habti
Aimad El Habti
Technical Services Director, Dubai Parks & Resorts,
DXB Entertainments



Balachandran Senthilraj
Balachandran Senthilraj
Vice President- Engineering and Projects,
Southern General Contracting & Real Estate LLC


Mr. Balachandran Senthilraj is heading SGCRE Group as Vice President- Engineering & Projects for all their projects in UAE & India. Managed to create commercial spaces and units for UAE and India for Hospitality, Real Estate and Health beverages sector.

Past 27 years of overall experience in Projects and Maintenance of building services for High rise, commercial, Techno commercial, hotels and residential projects. Worked as client representative, contractor and consultant for design and development of those projects. Engineered for 12.4 Millon Sq.ft built up area with complete MEPS & building services solutions for Real estate, Hospitality, Telecom, IT Infra & Industrial sectors.

He has won Best employee award in Satyam and Reliance. Developed 2 EPC companies from start to business in UAE which is heading $603Mn turnover.


Kevin Miller
Kevin Miller
Digital Practice Leader, Middle East,
Aurecon


Kevin, a technology focused engineer and strategic transformation specialist is Aurecon’s Regional Digital Practice Leader, responsible for both the strategic growth and delivery of the Digital skills Aurecon utilise to design and deliver projects, as well as future technology implementation. His focus is on efficiency, technological advancement and employing global ways of working. Kevin also take on functional roles within projects to apply advanced leading-edge concepts and principles. He is a recognized thought leader in the technology space, working with a diverse Client base in the region, and is passionate about empowering others to adopt new technology to transform how they work.


Eyad Ismail
Eyad Ismail
Director of Engineering,
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone


Eyad Ismail is the Director of Engineering at RAKEZ, where he is responsible for evaluating business and engineering project strategies as well as leading construction and other engineering projects. He ensures strict compliance to the best practices and timely delivery of such projects.

In this role, Mr Ismail oversees the infrastructural planning and infrastructural improvements of RAKEZ’s existing and new development areas for industrial and commercial zones, He also leads the development processes at RAKEZ, from the feasibility studies and land acquisitions, Industrial Zones and mixed-use areas Master planning and development, to the successful handing over of the facilities to clients.

Additionally, Mr Ismail supervises the operation and maintenance of RAKEZ’s infrastructure and utilities, as well as spearheads various energy savings and environmental initiatives. These projects at RAKEZ have helped Mr Ismail win the Best Manager Award at the Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence (SSPGE) in 2015, where his department was also named as the Best Department.


Sanu Mathew
Sanu Mathew
Managing Director ,
SEED Engineering Consultants



Christian Busch
Christian Busch
Utility Global Sales Manager,
Desmi


Christian is a  44 years old, father of 3 kids, Danish Citizen living in Denmark, working for Desmi Pumping Technology A/S as Utility Global Sales Manager.


Nicolas Winkler
Nicolas Winkler
Deputy General Manager,
Cryogel


Nicolas obtained a masters degree in materials science then reached another degree in advanced mechanics and industrial strategy and finally graduated in export management. He has been working in different industrial fields since 25 years, the most part active in cooling applications: air conditioning, process cooling, thermal energy storage having a keen interest in power efficiency and in the opportunities of optimizing technically and financially such improvements. Nicolas has managed different positions in international developments with a focus in implementing international networks, setting up manufacturing processes on different continents with an involvement in the QMS system implementation.