MEE Executive Committee

The Middle East Energy Executive Committee comprises relevant high-profile representatives from leading companies working across the Middle East and Africa.

The remit of the Executive Committee is to specifically advise on the content chosen, structure and design of sessions and speakers selected. 

By engaging with the industry in such a way, we are confident that the sessions delivered at the event will meet the key learning and business needs of all our attendees.

Membership of the Executive Committee was purely on an invite-only-basis. Best possible efforts were taken to ensure the entire value-chain of the industry was represented (from the private sector through to government and NGO's)

MEE 2022 Executive Committee

Alexandre Allegue
Vice President

Ahmed Salihijo
CEO and MD

Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation

Nauman Afsar
Regional VP - Utilities

Farid AlAwlaqi
TAQA Global
Executive Director - Generation

Ahmed Fateen
Schneider Electric
VP Power Systems - Gulf

Angela Croker
Norton Rose Fullbright LLP

Juan Marco

Ahmad M. Alazemi
Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait
Renewables Specialist

Nasser Al Rizeiqi
Ministry of Energy & Minerals-Oman
New Energies Specialist

Andrea Di Gregorio
RAK Municipality
Executive Director - Energy Efficiency & Renewables Office

Naif Makki
Ministry of Energy - KSA
Head of Renewable Integration

Executive Committee Members from 2021

  • Bruce Smith, Planning and Forecasting Director, EWEC
  • Aftab Raza, Head of Sector Financial Management, Department of Energy - Abu Dhabi
  • Turki Al Shehri, CEO - KSA, ENGIE
  • Dr Essam Al Ammar, Associate Professor in Electric Energy, King Saud University
  • Akin Adamson, Director - Middle East, Ricardo Energy and Environment
  • Cornelius Matthes, Chief Executive Officer, Dii Desert Energy
  • Dr Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Intersolar
  • Zoheir Hamedi, MENA Programme Officer, IRENA
  • Martin Tillman, Associate Director - Transport Planning, AECOM
  • Sophia Kee, Senior Sustainability Consultancy, AESG
  • Ahmed Elbermbali, Managing Director, CEBCD
  • Alex Hernandez, Director - Renewable Energy Cluster, Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources - KSA
  • Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader - Energy Digitalisation, DNV - GL
  • Jonathan Blackburn, Partner - ME Energy and Utilities, PwC
  • Frank Wouters, Global Lead Low-Carbon Hydrogen, Worley
  • Farid Al Awlaqi, Executive Director - Generation, TAQA Global