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Past Speakers at Middle East Energy

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

H.E. Yousif Al Ali

Assistant Undersecretary for the Electricity, Water and Future Energy Sector at the
Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

H.E. Aisha Al Abdooli

Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Green Development & Climate Change, Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, UAE

Andrea Di Gregorio

Executive Director – Energy Efficiency & Renewables, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality 

Fahad Al Hammadi

Energy Policy Specialist – Office of the Undersecretary – Future Energy, Water & Power, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Carlos Gasco Travesedo

Energy Policy Executive Director, Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Yahya Al-Hadban

Associate Research Scientist - Energy & Building Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Reji Kumar Pillai

President, India Smart Grid Forum I Chairman, Global Smart Energy Federation

Abdurrahman Khalidi,

Chief Technology Officer, GE Gas Power EMEA

Dr. Jens Madrian

Executive Director – NEOM Energy, NEOM

Brendan Cronin

Director, AFRY Management Consultants

Mike Ballard

Vice President Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Mohammed Atif

Area Manager – Energy Systems, DNV GL

Eng. Mohammed Al Taani

Secretary-General, Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC)

Eng. Iqbal Altayar

Director – Technical Supervision (Power & Alternate Energy), Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Cornelius Matthes

CEO, Dii Desert Energy

Frank Wouters

Senior Vice President – Energy Transition, Reliance Industries

Eng. Nawal Yousif Ibrahim Al-Hanaee

Director of Future Energy Department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Stephan Gobert

Senior Vice President – Hydrogen AMEA, ENGIE

Michael Mair

VP Growth and Development (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Wood

Francois Dao

Vice President – Middle East & Africa, EDF Renewables

Alicia Eastman

President, Inter Continental Energy

Dr. Malcolm Cook

Vice President & Head of Chemicals & Process Technologies – Middle East & Turkey, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Tim Palmer

Head of Renewables & Transition, UK Export Finance

Ahmed Badr

Director – Project Facilitation & Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Claudio Pedretti

President, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Gurmeet Kaur

Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Rajit Nanda

Advisor to the CEO, ACWA Power

Oliver Phillips

Associate Director – Sustainable Finance, Africa & MENAP, Standard Chartered

Jeffrey Beyer

Managing Director, Zest Associates

Amit Jain

Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank

Chetan Kapoor

Partner, Synergy Consulting

Reena Suri

Executive Director, India Smart Grid Forum

Katarina Uherova Hasbani

Partner & Global Director – Strategy & Advisory, AESG

Alexandre Allegue

Chairman, Pawame 

Sowunmi Olabole II

Office of the Senate, National Assembly - Nigeria

Ahmad Salihijo

Chief Executive Officer, Rural Electrification Agency

Eng. A. D. Abubakar

Director – Renewables & Rural Access 

Dr. Maged Mahmoud

Technical Director, Lead RE Advisor, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

Eng. Nicholas Maundu

Principal Engineer – Construction, Rural Electrification & Renewable Corporation, Kenya

Alexandre Eykerman

Managing Director and Energy Business Director, Wartsila

Dr. Chet Biliyok

Technical Director – New Energy Services, Petrofac

Ali Zerouali

Head of Cooperation & International Development, Masen

Turki Al Shehri

Chief Executive Officer – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ENGIE

Salim Mousallam

Executive Director - Decarbonization Strategy & Partnerships, GE Gas Power EMEA

Sergio Lopez Perez

International Relations Senior Specialist, Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi

Ahmed Fateen

 Vice President – Power Systems (Gulf), Schneider Electric

Rui de Sousa

 Principal – Industry & Value Advisory, Energy & Natural Resources MENA Region, SAP

Yousuf Al Mahrooqi

Chief Distribution Officer (Acting), Muscat Electricity Distribution Company

Shaikh Sahid Hossain

SVP & Global Director, ETAP

Talal Eskandar

 Senior Director VP Sales I Grid Software, GE Digital

Nauman Afsar

Regional Vice President – MEA & Turkey, Oracle 

Simon Timmis

Smart Services Director, The Red Sea Development Company

Ezzeddine Jradi

Chief Transformation & Business Excellence Officer, EMICOOL

Elie Nasr

Smart Grid Adviser/Program Manager, Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) - Bahrain

Reji Kumar Pillai

President, India Smart Grid Forum I Chairman, Global Smart Energy Federation

Dr. Khaled El Distawy

Vice President – Distribution, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC)

Francisco Ramalheira

SVP – Business Development & Marketing, Enova

Ahmed Elkiki

Director of Technical Services, RAK Hospitality Holding

Luay Khdeir

Regional Water Sector Leader,  Mott MacDonald

H.E. Yousif Al Ali

Assistant Undersecretary for the Electricity, Water and Future Energy Sector at the
Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Dr. Florian Wessendorf

Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH, Germany

Claude Mourey

Director, Hydrogen and New Energies - Middle East, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, U.S. 

Cornelius Matthes

CEO, Dii Desert Energy

Rafael Schmidt

Head of Business Development, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH, Germany 

Grigorios Iatropoulos

Tendering Manager, MEA Region, MAN Energy Solutions Middle East LLC, UAE


Erika Niino-Esser

Business Developer/ Technical Specialist, Thyssen Krupp, Germany 

Dr. Andrea Lovato

Executive Vice President Business Development, Head of Renewable & Hydrogen Development, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia

Dan Feldman

Partner and Global Co-Lead, Energy Innovation, Shearman & Sterling LLP, U.K. 

Diaa Edd

Director –Stratigic Business MENA, Sungrow Middle East DMCC, UAE

Eren Engur

Senior Business Development Manager, Azelio, Sweden 

Olaf Rogge

Head of Business Solutions & IT Monomers, BASF, Germany

Clive Turton

Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia.

Dariusch Khanzadeh

Department of Strategic Tasks -Business and Planning, Siemens Energy, UAE

Eran Meller

Co-founder and Chairman, Ecoppia, Israel


Hamzeh Buqaei

ِAmbassador, EuPD Research & Joint Forces for Solar, UAE  

Parag Bhamre

Partner, EuPD Research & Joint Forces for Solar, UAE 

Hans Juergen

EVP Middle East, ZIMMERMANN PV-Steel Group, German

Daniel Barandalla

Solar Advisory Lead EMEALA, UL Renewables, Spain 

Josef J. Gmeiner

Chief Executive Officer, Rinavasol Group, Germany 

Khaled Sharbatly

Group Chief Investment Officer, Desert Technologies, Saudi Arabia 

Mohammed Saady

Technical Services Manager, Jinko Solar, Saudi Arabia 

Joseph Nader

Division Manager Solar Energy - UAE, TÜV Rheinland, Germany 


Sishir Garemella

Head - International Business Development, PV Evolution Labs, U.S. 

Frank Rosenkranz

Regional Product Manager Solar EMEA & APAC, TE Connectivity, Germany

Antonie Poussar

Managing Partner, Finergreen, UAE

Gesche Maass

Conference Manager, Solar Promotion GmbH

Lara Hayim

Solar Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Switzerland 

Waseem Ashraf Qureshi


Marc Guirguirian

Energy Storage Business Development Director for EMEA, Socomec Group, France

Dr. Habih Cherradi

Chief Technology Officer, Desert Technologies, UAE


Christian Scholz

Senior Project Manager Renewable Energies, Energy Economics & Environment, FICHTNER GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 

Youssef Ammar

Hybrid Solutions Expert, Yellow Door Energy, UAE

Daniel Zywietz

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Enerwhere, UAE

Marc Guirguirian

Energy Storage Business Development Director for EMEA, Socomec Group, France

Benjamin Clarke

Business Analyst, International Cooperation, SolarPower Europe, Belgium.

Frank Wouters

Senior Vice President – Energy Transition, Reliance Industries

Michael Wagner

Director BD, Rolls Royce Solutions (Germany)

Liam Round

Critical Power and Renewable Energy Segments, DEIF (UK)

Heliodor Macko

Chief Executive Officer, SEAK (Slovakia)

Hans Bruins

Construction Director, Engie (Egypt)

Suddhasatta Kundu

Senior Manager – Technical Advisory, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) (India)

James Kime

Product Manager User Ready IoT, HMS (Sweden)


Davor Tonic

Business Development Manager, HMS (Sweden)

Florent Simon

Business Development Manager, ComAp

Daniel Zywietz

CEO, Enerwhere

Stephane Jardin

Chief Commercial Officer, EODev

Nick Lusson

Business Development Executive, Jubaili Bros Solar East Africa

Fayssal El Kotob

Assistant Manager - Technical Solutions Department, Jubaili Bros (UAE)

Anees Muliyattil

Product Line Leader - Critical Power & Digital Infrastructure, Eaton (UAE)

Marco Nunes

Global Product Marketing Manager, Digital Substation Products, ABB Electrification, ABB (Switzerland)

Dr. Nasser Saidi

Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council


Ahmed Elbermbali

Managing Director, Clean Energy Business Council

Zied Beb Hamad

Executive Director, AFKAR Ventures

Sudarshan Pareek

Vice President, CE - Ventures

Katarina Hasbani

Partner and Global Director of Strategy and Advisory, AESG

Michael Sheppard

CEO, PTR (Power Technology Research) (Germany)

Dr. Raed Bkayrat

Senior Advisor, Clean Energy Business Council

Qutub Baig

 Senior Analyst, PTR (Power Technology Research) (Germany)

Saqib Saeed

Chief Research Officer, PTR (Power Technology Research) (Germany)