MEE 2020 - Speakers

The carefully designed conferences at Middle East Energy will feature speakers from across the region and internationally, sharing the latest updates and insights into energy solutions, innovations & technologies.


Plenary Session Speakers

H.E. Ali Mohd Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad Energy Services

Benoit Lebot

International Energy Efficiency Specialist

Bruce Smith

Forecasting & Planning Director, Emirates Water & Electricity Co

Graeme Lindsay Sims

Executive Director, RSB for Electricity & Water

Rajit Nanda

Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power

Mhairi Main Garcia

Partner, Dentons & Vice-Chair, Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC)

Franco Atassi

Smart Infrastructure MD, Middle East, Siemens

Jon Blackburn

Partner (Utilities), PwC

Brian Williams

Energy Natural Resources Industry Advisor, SAP

Chris Blakeman

Senior Implementation Engineer, Enerlytics (Uniper)

Brendan Cronin

Head of Management Consulting Middle East, Afry

Paul McCusker

Vice President – EMEA, Fluence

Rasheed Sulaiman

Digital and MYA Leader, GE Steam Power

H.E. Minister Richard Brabec

Minister of the Environment - Czech Republic

H.E. Dr. Abdullah A. Al Shehri, (Former) Governor

Electricity Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (Saudi Arabia)

Duncan Allison

Head of Power & Infrastructure, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa Department, EMEA, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Lu'ay Khdeir

Water Sector Leader, Regional Development Director, Mott Macdonald

Mercedes Vela Monserrate

Associate Director, International Affairs, ADGM

Rober Harker

Partner, DLA Piper

Suresh Bhaskar

Head of Business Development – Power and Gas Infrastructure MESCAT, ENGIE

Vahid Fotuhi

VP, BD - Middle East & Africa, Zero Mass Water

Hanan Bakr

Director, Sector Head of Energy, CMB MENAT, HSBC

H.E. Nasser Saidi

Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council

Saina Babaee

Vice President, Sales Operations, Siemens Oil & Gas Services

Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

Hon. Chairman, Energy Institute - Middle East Branch

Gurmeet Kaur

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Madina Mukhanovaz

Market Manager, Fluence

Reem Korban

Associate Professional, IRENA

Saif Zahed

Business Development and Renewable Energy Business Unit Executive Manager, Alfanar


Digitalisation Conference Speakers

Talal Eskandar

Senior Director (MENAT), GE Digital Grid

Stuart Harrison

CEO, Emrill

Henrique Pererira

Senior Manager, Energy Services, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, RAK Municipality

Ramy AlDamati

Lead Solution Architect, Kaspersky

Philipa Grant

Head of Sustainability, AESG

Martin Tillman

Director - Strategic Planning and Advisory, AECOM

Marellie Akoury

Senior Consultant, DNV GL

Marc Helfter

Disruptive Innovation Director, Corporate Strategy – Innovation & Business Development, Hager Group

Dr. Fadi Aloul

Professor & Department Head, Computer Science & Engineering and Director, HP Institute, American University of Sharjah (AUS)

HE. Dr. Saeed Aldhaheri

Chairman, Smartworld & Advisor, Digital Trust, PwC Middle East

Anvita Arora

Program Director (Transport & Infrastructure), KAPSARC

Ahmed ElMani

BIM Manager, KEO

Dr. Zhao Dongyuan

Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University

Chen Jun

Vice President, Sheng Ye Electric Co

Harj Dhaliwal

Managing Director, Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop One

Ramy Al Shawamy

Senior Energy Specialist, APICORP

Mohammed Al-Emam

Business Development Manager, AlMashariq Co

Katherine Bruce

Senior Sustainability Consultant, AESG

Markus Strohmeier

Senior Executive Vice President, Regions Solutions and Services, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Middle East

Theo Borst

Business Director and Principal Consultant Energy, DNV GL

Ozcan Cavus

Projects, Architecture and Business Intelligence Director, Enerjisa

Trevor Stott-Briggs

Managing Director, Energy Institute - Middle East Branch

Roberto Cimadevilla

Manager, Application Engineering Department, Ziv Automation

Satyajit Dwivedi

Director - Advisory, Global IoT, SAS

Waseem Qureshi

Founder and CEO, Infusion Solar Energy Systems


Renewables Conference Speakers

Turki Al Sheri

CEO, ENGIE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman Alsayari

Business Development Analyst (Energy Sector), Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA), KSA

Benjamin Attia

Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, U.S.

Prof. Dr. Ayman Al-Maaitah

Managing Director, Wahaj Solar, United Arab Emirates

Dareen Ayyad

Business Development Manager Middle East, Jinko Solar, Saudi Arabia

Daniel Barandalla

Senior Solar Project Manager, UL Renewables, Spain

Nick Carter

Convener for EU-GCC Clean Energy Network, Senior Advisor to PwC, ME, UK

Jenny Chase

Manager, Solar Insight, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Switzerland

Gauthier Dupont

Director Power Business Batteries, NGK Europe GmbH, Germany

Mona Ghalayini

President-CEO, Ghalayini for Trade & Turnkey-GTTK, Lebanon

Markus Hoehner

CEO, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance - IBESA, Germany

Joseph Nader

Division Manager, TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, Germany

Omar Sadder

Regional Development Manager, Yellow Door Energy, United Arab Emirates

Silvia Macri

Senior Analyst, IHS Markit, Italy

Taher Diab

Senior Director, Strategy & Planning / Secretary-General of Emirates Energy Award, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, United Arab Emirates

Iwan Wyn Walters

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland & Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council

John Van Zuylen

Chairman, AFSIA

Macky Sullivan

Senior Associate (Corporate, Finance & Investments), King & Spalding

Dr. Mustapha Taoumi

Clean Energy Technology Key Expert, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, Morocco

Doug Waters

Director of Energy Services - Global, Uniper Energy Services, United Kingdom