Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
His Excellency obtained a bachelor degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He worked for thirteen years in the oil industry before joining Almarai Company in 1996. During his tenure in Alramari, he was appointed as the assistant of the Chief Executive Officer and the General Manager of Almarai Central Plant in Alkharj. Through the period 2000 – 2015, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Almarai. Eng. Al Fadley succeeded in transferring Almarai from a local company into the largest vertically integrated dairy company in the world and the largest producer and distributor of food products in the region.
The government appointed him as the Minister of Agriculture in April 2015. Upon the merge of agriculture, environment and water portfolios following a royal decree in May 2016, his functionality role has expanded to become the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture. Eng. Al Fadley is a member in the council of Economic Affairs and Development affiliated to the council of Ministers.
Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources, Singapore
Masagos Zulkifli is Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources which oversees the National Environment Agency
and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. Mr Zulkifli entered politics in 2006, after being elected as Member of Parliament for
Tampines Group Representation Constituency, and was appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education. Prior
to that, Mr Zulkifli was working in Singapore Telecommunications Limited and last held the position of CEO, SingTel Global Offices.
From 2008 to 2014, Mr Zulkifli held other positions within the Singapore Government, within the ministries of Foreign Affairs and
Home Affairs. He took on his current appointment in October 2015.
Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)
His Excellency was the Vice Governor for Regulatory Affairs (2005 – 2009). He is an ex-Member of the Shura Council (The National Consultative Council of Saudi Arabia). H.E. Dr Al-Shehri is a professor of Electrical Engineering and ex-Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM).
National Water Company
Born in Saudi Arabia in 1964.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Since May 2016, CEO of National Water Company, which is a Government-owned company operating in the field of management and operation of Water & Waste Water Treatment sector in the cities that targeted for privatization.
December 2011- October 2016, Governor of prestigious government organization, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), which is global leader in Seawater Desalination. As a Governor, Dr. Al-Ibrahim's position in the Saudi Arabian government is ranked as a Deputy Cabinet Minister.
June 2007 - December 2011 was the Vice-Governor for Consumer & Service Provider Affairs at the Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) of Saudi Arabia.
2001 - 2005 served as the Director of the Energy Research Institute of KACST. Beside this duty, he served as the Steering Committee Director of the National Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) of Saudi Arabia (March 2003 – Feb. 2005). Most importantly, Dr Al-Ibrahim served as a member of the Scientific Council of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology for four consecutive year (Jan 2001 until Feb. 2005).
Jan 1998 – Dec 2000 was appointed Assistant Director of KACST's International Cooperation Department.
In 1986 joined King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the Manager of the Solar Thermal Simulation Laboratory. His research interests include renewable energy system modeling & analysis, energy conservation & load management, thermal & power system analysis, and electric industry regulations.
Dr. Al-Ibrahim was awarded, the 1995 State of Wisconsin Governor’s Energy Fellowship for contributions to the advancement of energy utilization and conservation through innovative research. He was also awarded the “Best Speaker Award” during the ECON-2002 Meeting & Exhibition (Saudi Aramco). Recently, 2008, Dr. al-Ibrahim was awarded the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Award for Contributing to the Award of the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE for 2007 to the IPCC”, awarded for those who contributed substantially to the work of the IPCC over the years since the inception of the IPCC organization..
Since September 2013 is a Board member of Environment and Water Technologies International Advisory Panel, Singapore (EWT-IAP).
From 2014 He is a member of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology’s (KAUST’s) Industrial Advisory Board (KIAB).
General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection
Saline Water Conversion Corporation
Eng. Ali Abdulrahman Al-Hazmi is Saline Water Conversion Corporation Governor. He has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University, USA, and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan. He has 31 years of professional and senior leadership experience in the refining and industrial sectors. He possesses strong leadership and management skills, and is technically competent in handling and managing complex assignments at strategic Kingdom refining and industrial facilities such as Ras Tanura Refinery (Kingdom’s biggest refinery), Riyadh Refinery, Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (SASREF) and Luberef. Recently appointed by a Royal Decree as Governor for Saline Water Conversion Corporation; responsible for the desalination of seawater producing electric power and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water. Prior to his recent position as SWCC Governor, his extensive experience history included positions such as president of Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company in Jubail; and President & CEO of Luberef Refinery, Saudi Aramco & Jadwa JV.
Deputy Minister for Water Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture - (Steering Committee Chairman)
Dr Mohammed Al-Saud holds a PhD in Water Irrigation Engineering & Management, Colorado University, Fort Collins, USA. He is the author of 22 scientific research publications on water and irrigation. He has also been Chairman of several scientific sessions in International Conferences. Dr Mohammed Al-Saud is head of many Saudi delegations and work teams at several international meetings; member of several Boards of Directors and local Arab and international scientific committees and societies; Assistant Professor for Water and Irrigation Engineering Systems – Department of Agricultural Engineering – College of Agriculture – King Saud University. He is a full-time Advisor to Custodian of the two Holy Mosques scholarship program.
Deputy Minister for Environment Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Dr. Osama bin Ibrahim bin Mohammed is Deputy Minister for Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Water and Agriculture.
Before his current position, he worked, amongst various different positions, in Saudi Aramco as a Director of the Environmental Protection Department. He also was a member of the Executive Committee of IPIECA, as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at King Abdulaziz University.
Dr Osama has a Master's Degree and a Doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has received many advanced courses in leadership and executive management in New York, USA.
Vice Governor for Regulatory Affairs
Nasser Qahtani is holding the post of Vice-Governor of Regulatory Affairs, Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) of Saudi Arabia. Nasser's current role involves development of regulatory policies and exploring and recommending effective technical and economic initiatives that will result in ensuring sustainable growth of electricity and seawater desalination industries in Saudi Arabia.
Nasser has more than 19 years of experience in energy industry where he worked in various technical and managerial roles in the oil, gas and utilities industries, ranging from design, project management, commissioning to operation. Nasser has an MSc degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA degree from Strathclyde Business School. He is a board member of National Water Company (NWC) and Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC).
Deputy Governor, Operations & Maintenance Affairs
Saline Water Conversion Corporation
Eng. ABDULLAH ALZOWAID is the Deputy Governor for Operation and Maintenance affairs of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). Graduated in Automation Control & Systems engineering from KFUPM. Alzowaid is a member of board of directors of Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) of Saudi Arabia, a member of (IDA), (ISA), and accredited Consulting Engineer from Saudi Council of Engineers.
Alzowaid joined SWCC in 1991. He worked in Jubail & Khobar Desalination and Power plants of SWCC until 2010. From 2010, he has been appointed as Chairman of Project Supervision Committee for Ras Alkhair Power and Desalination Plants.
Global Water Intelligence
Christopher Gasson is an authority on water finance and markets. After a degree in politics and economics at Oxford University, he worked as a financial journalist and in corporate finance, before acquiring Global Water Intelligence in 2002. Since then he has authored and published a number of different market reports on the industry Including The Global Water Market 2014. Besides GWI, he is also publisher of Water Desalination Report and DesalData, which includes the IDA Worldwide Desalting Plant Inventory. He is also chairman of the Global Water Leaders Group and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water.
Mr. Khalid Abunayyan is currently the Chairman of Miahona and also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Abunayyan Holding. He graduated in 1984 from Western Washington University in U.S.A with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. After his graduation, he received his first management training course in Japan with Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Subsequently, Mr. Abunayyan joined Abunayyan group in 1985.
Currently, Mr. Abunayyan oversees 13 Strategic Business Units as part of Abunayyan Holding and is responsible together with the Board of Directors and the management team to develop, drive and execute business strategy.
Mr. Abunayyan is a member of the Trade Committee of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Council of Saudi Chambers. He is also a Board Member of various companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia such as Abunayyan Holding, ACWA Holding and Arabian Pipes Company.
Vice President for Operation and Maintenance (Jubail)
Khaled started his career of 22 years working with SWCC and MARAFIQ where he served different positions. He assumed the senior post of General Manager in Marafiq Company and Executive GM of TAWREED Company in 2011 at the same time. He was appointed as O&M Vice President in 2015 leading Marafiq’s O&M, Customer Relations and Corporate Strategy. Khaled is a member of the BOD for MaSa O&M Company and Tawreed O&M Company and the “OFFICER” between Marafiq and its O&M JV with SAUR France. Khaled holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science with distinction in Desalination Technology.
GCC Program Leader
Maria Vagliasindi is currently Program Leader for the GCC countries at the World Bank. She has been leading analytical work and policy dialogue with senior government officials, on Public Private Partnerships, Energy Subsidies, Governance and Regulatory Reforms in infrastructure sectors in several developing countries worldwide.
She has also led over the past two decades on policy initiatives in partnerships with other institutions, including the IMF, OECD, OPEC and other multilateral development banks, in high level contexts such as the G-20.
Maria has written widely on the economics of competition, regulation and public private partnerships, and also on governance of state owned enterprises.
MENA & Asia Regional Director
José Enrique Bofill was born in Madrid, Spain in 1970. He holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering and various post graduate programmes.
He joined the company in 1994 and has dedicated his entire career to the water industry, having held positions in the technical, execution and business development areas, and having also collaborated in the field of research and development.
He has participated in the implementation of top of the line water, wastewater, desalination and reuse projects in Spain and other countries before taking up the post of regional Director for the Middle East in 2008. The current organization of the company in the region has a staff of 400 people in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
He is also an experienced lecturer, having presented many papers and contributions in water events and congresses in several countries.
Regional Coordinator, Ecosystem Management, West Asia Office
Diane Klaimi is the Regional Coordinator for Ecosystem Management at the United Nations Environment, West Asia Office based in Manama Bahrain. Klaimi provides technical support and policy advice to government agencies and stakeholders on issues pertaining to biodiversity, land, marine and water resource management.
Advisor to the Minister, Director General of Privatisation & Investment
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Mr Alzoghaibi is a proactive expert in Finance and Accounting and corporate development, with a Master’s Degree in Accounting and 20 years of proven diversified experience.
He is a visionary Change Management expert with hands-on experience of transforming finance departments from governmental to commercial and from family to corporate based operations. He effectively participated and led working groups on the commercialization of the sole telecoms operator in Saudi Arabia as part of the corporatization and privatization of the telecom sector in the country.
Mr Alzoghaibi effectively contributed to the transformation of the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture (MEWA) before and during the National Transformation Program (NTP 2020) & Vision 2030 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Business Development Executive Director
Yousif Al Hawas works as Business Development executive director at National Water Company leading activities related to B2B marketing, products development and leads generations of B2B segments in Saudi Arabia. Prior to that Yousif was CMO at AlRajhi Bank largest Islamic bank in the world located in Saudi Arabia (600 branches), Jordan & Malaysia(30 branches), Yousif lead the marketing team to introduce a new experience at bank to generate more sales via digital channels for both retail and corporate. Marketing was delivering many services in Saudi and to other global regions centrally such as driving branding, marketing communications, public relations, internal communications, research & insights and digital marketing.
Yousif also played many roles at SABIC over 12 years. His last assignment was participating in SABIC global business transformations developing and driving the communication strategy and plan to significantly improve communication across SABIC businesses, geographies and cultures covering 4 regions (MEA, Europe, Americas, and Asia), 40 countries, and 213 sites).
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Mr. Omar Al-Khudairi is currently an advisor to the Minister of Water & Environment, KSA. Previously he was the CEO of Miahona, but also Vice President for Business Development in ACWA Holding. Mr. Omar comes with a varied experience in his work tenure having worked with corporate institutes like P &G, EMAAR – Economic City and General Electric .
Mr. Al-Khudairi has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in System Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Advisor to the Board
TPF Planege Cenor
Pedro Cunha Serra is a Civil Engineer with a Master's Degree in Hydraulics and Water Resources. During the last 45 years he has been actively involved in water projects at all levels of responsibility, first as consultant engineer and team leader for the design of hydraulic infrastructures and later as responsible for the planning and management of water resources and water services, nationally and internationally. As a token to his professional performance his fellows elected him in 1999 to the Portuguese Academy of Engineering.
From 1994 to 1999 he was Portugal's Water Director and was very actively involved in the negotiation of the Portuguese-Spanish Convention on Shared River Basins that was finally concluded in November 1998. As Water Director he participated in the Working Group of EU Water Directors and contributed to the drafting of the EU water framework directive. He was member of the National Water Council from 1994 to 2011, both as an expert in hydraulics, water and wastewater services and water resources planning and management and as an expert in water law.
From 1999 to 2001 he was the Chairman of IRAR, the Portuguese regulator for water and waste services. And from 2005 to 2011 he was the Chairman and CEO of Águas de Portugal, the holding of the State participations in the regional water, wastewater and urban solid wastes operators in Portugal, with participation in some international PPP operations (Cape Verde, Brazil, Mozambique).
He is member of the OECD Advisory Group on Investment and Development and has acted as expert on PPP for the EBRD and other entities.
Presently he is adviser to the Board of TPF Planege Cenor, a consulting engineering company present in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, amongst many other countries worldwide.
Professor Environmental Science & Engineering
Water Desalination & Reuse Center, KAUST
Professor Kim Choon NG obtained his BSc.(Hons.1) and PhD from the Strathclyde University (UK) in 1975 and 1980, respectively, and joined the ME Dept. of NUS in 1981. In July 2015, he moved to the Water Desalination and Reuse Centre of the King Abdullah University of Science & technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in adsorption cooling and desalination, co-generation systems analysis and testing. He has over two hundreds peer reviewed journals and conference publications. He is active in professional services, serving as associate editors in three international journals and a sub-committee member of the examination sub-committee of the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. He is a visiting professor to the World Class University (WCU) programme of Jeju National University, Korea from 2008-2013. He has published 3 books, 5 book chapters and 13 patents. Based on his patents, he has started 3 spin-off companies with licenses from NUS’ ILO. His H-index factor is 45, total citations in publication is 6100.
Regional Commercial Manager, Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Dow Water & Process Solutions
Zakia Bahjou is the Regional Commercial Manager of Dow Water and Process Solutions, Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA&T) for The Dow Chemical Company. In her capacities, Zakia is leading Dow Water & Process Solutions' (DWPS) regional sales teams and is in charge of building up organizational capabilities for the region to continue the accelerated growth across key geographies. Zakia is also responsible for enhancing customer relations and engagement with public and private entities in the region – driving targeted specification selling efforts to ensure that DWPS technologies are the first choice in the region.
Zakia’s previous experience is characterized by rapid career advancement, with almost 20 years of experience in Finance, Sales, Business Development, and Marketing. She has gained people management and leadership capabilities with global companies across the Middle East & Africa, such as Alcan Group, Tetrapak, Nestlé and Danone Baby Nutrition, gaining strong business acumen in different industries, functions and geographies.
In 2011, Zakia joined Dow as a Regional Marketing Manager for the Home, Personal and Industrial Care business, ME&A. In this role, she drove the regional strategy to optimize growth, market shares and profitability. In 2012, Zakia was appointed Regional Commercial & Marketing Manager of Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions (DCIS), adding sales responsibilities to her duties. In early 2013, Zakia led the Advanced Materials businesses for the Middle East & Africa region, driving growth across key segments and strengthening its technology leadership position in strategic markets. She joined the Dow Water & Process Solutions team in 2014, and rapidly became the face of water innovation and sustainability in the most water-scarce region in the world – advocating cost-effective and resource-efficient technologies to address the water-energy nexus.
Zakia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a Finance Major from the École Supérieure de Commerce, Morocco, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Pierre Mendès-France University in Grenoble, France.
CEO – Expansion
Javier Diaz Gomez was born in Spain in 1976. He holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering and various post graduate programs. Double Nationality Spanish/French.
Specialized in Water Infrastructures with more than 15 years in water business. Since 2014 managing Aqualia business in KSA, responsible of its expansion in Bahrein and Kuwait and
previously in Eastern Europe 5 years. Has waste experience in water resources like Desalination Plants as PM at Chennai RO Plant with Abengoa, WWTP in Spain and different projects for irrigation and potable water.
Policy Analyst - Environment Directorate
Kathleen Dominique is a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she has led work on a range of water issues, including water resources allocation, groundwater allocation and water and climate change adaptation. She has also contributed to OECD work on water security, water policy dialogues and other key water issues. Prior to joining OECD, Kathleen worked on climate change issues at the Paris-based think tank, the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Sciences Po (France) and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Notre Dame (United States).
Director, Corporate Sustainability
A versatile petrochemicals, power& Water and Mining professional with expertise in plant commissioning/ operation , EHS and Sustainability , acquired during 35 years with a leading Saudi Arabian organization, SABIC , Acwa Power and Maaden. Lead the development and implementations of many EHS Standards and systems also lead many other strategic initiatives in the area of EHS &S.
Executive Director, TSE Unit
National Water Company
Graduated from King Saud University as Mechanical Engineer on1993, in the same year, joined Saline water conversion corporation (SWCC), Joined Marafiq on 2003 as head of Technical Support Department, before joining Independent Water and Power plants Department (IWPP).
Nasser joined Emaar in Saudi Arabia as Sr. Manager Water and power on 2006. On 2008 up to date working in National Water Company as Sr. Manager Privatization Programs in projects Department, now days he is heading Oil & Gas Companies services Business Unit.
Consultant Civil/Environmental Engineering
Jasem M. Alhumoud is an Associate Professor and Professional Engineer. Currently at Kuwait University, in the Civil Engineering Department. He has a PhD from the University Of Pittsburgh, USA, in Civil/Environmental Engineering. In addition, he has an MBA degree from Maastricht School of Management. His research and academic activities have been devoted to Environmental Impact Assessment, solid waste management, wastewater utilization/reuse and management, hydrology and hydraulics, geo-environmental, geo-hydrology engineering, water resources engineering. In addition, he has done some work in coastal management. Currently, he has published numerous research on cost/benefit analysis. He has published more than 50 papers on those topics and more.
Almar Water Solutions
Carlos Cosín Fernández is founder and CEO of Almar Water Solutions. He is responsible for the strategic management of the company whose main investor is Abdul Latif Jameel.
Prior to Almar, Mr Cosín worked at Abengoa from 2005 to 2016 where he served as Chairman and CEO of Abengoa Water (2012-2016). Mr. Cosín spent seven years at Veolia Water Systems, first as Desalination Business Manager and later assuming several management positions in Veolia Water’s branch in Spain. Prior to joining Veolia, he held several high level positions, most notably the ownership of a private company developing heat exchangers.
Mr. Cosín holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. He has been an active member of the International Desalination Association Board of Directors for the last two terms. He also was a member of the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Water from 2013 and 2016.
Full Professor Hydrogeology
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth holds a PhD in Applied Geology from the University of Tübingen in Germany. After 2 years as a PostDoc at Stanford University, he again joined the University of Tübingen as staff researcher. Since 2005 he is Full Professor for Hydrogeology at the Institute of Applied Geosciences at Technical University Darmstadt and since 2008 Vice-Dean of the Department of Materials and Geosciences. Since 2011 he is scientific director at IWW Water Centre, a private non-profit institute with a staff of about 100 focusing on drinking water issues. Since 2013 he coordinates the EU FP-7 project MARSOL (www.marsol.eu).
Water Desalination & Reuse Center, KAUST
Torove Leiknes is Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering and Director, Water Desalination and Reuse Center at KAUST.
He received his doctorate in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in 2001.
Dr. Leiknes' research interests lie in the integration of membrane technology as a key component in advanced water treatment solutions targeting environmental engineering applications. Research topics include: membrane technology combined with biological, physical, chemical processes for advanced water and wastewater treatment, solid - liquid separation, hybrid solutions, development of small compact water and wastewater treatment plants and strategies for water reuse. Current research activities focus on development of membrane bioreactors (MBR) based on hybrid solutions using biofilm/membrane processes, low-pressure membrane configurations in potable water and wastewater treatment (municipal, industrial, i.e. on board ships, and produced water from oil and gas production). Projects include; decentralized wastewater treatment in urban environments for local non-potable reuse. Treatment of water with impaired quality for agricultural reuse using different MBR concepts (e.g. aerobic/anaerobic MBR, micro algae MBR) targeting resource recovery and low energy requirements. Membrane bioreactor technologies adapted to advanced water treatment in recycling aquaculture systems. Application of inorganic membranes in water/wastewater treatment and membranes as a hygienic barrier (i.e. pathogen/viral removal). Membrane based technology for treatment of produced water in the O&G industry enabling various reuse strategies.
GCC Country Director
Jean-Philippe is currently the Country Director for SAUR in the GCC based in Al Khobar since January 2015. SAUR is a provider of delegated public environmental services management focusing on water and waste treatment, engineering and network management.
Jean-Philippe responsibilities include managing current contracts and developing SAUR activities in the Middle East. He serves in the Board of Directors of several joint venture companies and has held a number of senior management position since joining Saur in 1996 including as CFO and General Manager in charge of O&M companies or as Director of Operations at SAUR Group International Division. He has in-depth experience in the management, negotiation of PPP contracts outside of France (Saudi Arabia, Scotland, China, Russia, Poland, Spain).
Engineered Systems Director, Middle East
GE Water & Process Technologies
After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Jordan, Mr Hamdallah joined Electromechanical Co. LLC where he spent 16 years, most recently fulfilling the role of Head of Environmental Department before assuming his position with GE.
COO Middle East
Thierry Froment has more than 30 years’ experience in the water industry. He graduated from the Mining school of Paris and holds a Master of Science from University of California, Berkeley. He was successively Managing Director of Entropie, the thermal desalination specialist, Westgarth the world leader in offshore Oil & Gas water injection and Executive Vice President of Veolia Water Technologies (VWT) responsible for the Oil & Gas activities of the Group. Since 2016, he is based in Dubai as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Middle East region of VWT responsible for the Business Units of the Group located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey (1000 people, 150 million USD revenue).
Environment Protection Division Manager, Industrial Security Sector
Saudi Electricity Company
|Engineer Abdulrahman Jastaniah is an IEMA and IRCA certified ISO14001 Lead Environmental Auditor, who holds a Master of Science degree in Quality Management with 23 years of professional experience in HSEQ.
In 2006, Engineer Abdulrahman was selected to establish the environment initiative in Saudi Electricity Company, and currently he is leading the Environment Protection Division at SEC.His recent activities include Developing SEC Environmental Compliance Policy, strategy, plans, documents, Audit protocol and monitoring program needed to bring SEC to full compliance with the new National Environmental Regulation in Saudi Arabia (PME2014 Standards)
Senior Oil & Gas Business Development Manager
Now leading Veolia’s Oil & Gas business activities in Saudi Arabia, Sylvain has 21 years of experience in the field of Oil & Gas development for process optimization and industrial water application. He was previously Middle East Technical and Sales Director at Pall Middle East, which he joined in January 2008.
He started his career in France with Repsol, before joining Nalco Energy for 10 years, where he held various functions ending as Area Manager and Fuel Marketing Manager.
Sylvain is born in France where he completed a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Lyon School of Industrial Chemistry (ESCIL).
Raed AlBaseet has been a member of the Saudi delegation to the UNFCCC since 2013. He is a Technical Negotiator assigned the Transparency Provisions and Maritime & Aviation bunker fuels files.
An International Environmental Policy & Regulatory Advisor to the Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Raed provides technical advisory to the Ministry with focus on maritime issues and represents the Kingdom in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Raed AlBaseet holds a BSc. in Merchant Shipping Operations and a MSc. in International Safety & Environmental Administration from the World Maritime University – Malmo University in Sweden
Director General, Privatisation & Commercial Affairs
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
Eng. Mansour Al-Zunaidi is the General Manager of Privatization & Commercial Affairs at the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). Over the past 7 years, he was responsible for multiple business development and entrepreneurship projects, including funding, private sector capability engagement and drafting legal and commercial agreements. Additionally, he is holding the role of advisor to the Governor of SWCC and has held an advisory role to the Minister of MOWE in the field of Project Development.
Since joining SWCC in 1993, Eng. Mansour held multiple key positions, including being the Manager for Auditing & Technical Oversight and the Team Leader for multiple committees as part of the privatization and commercialization program at SWCC. With his extensive experience in desalination and co-generation, he is a key contributor to multiple associations including the International Desalination Association.
Eng. Mansour graduated from King Saud University in Riyadh in 1993 with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and holds a Master's Degree in Construction Project Management, from the University of Loughborough in the UK in 2002.
Advisor of Deputy Minister for Water Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Dr. Diaz has 35 years of experience in water resources engineering. His work encompasses the design and construction of large water projects, research and teaching in hydrology and water resources systems, and the execution of complex water sector studies. He is a Senior Water Sector Consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Bank. Lately his work focuses on the integration of water resources planning and management with the broad (regional, national) development policy framework, including the implementation of policy options for a more sustainable water sector.
Assistant Manager of Conservation Department & Head of Education & Awareness Section
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
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