Advisory Board

Ramiz Hamdan Alaileh

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Director - Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

Ramiz Hamdan Alaileh is the Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Director at the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy. He is responsible for driving policies, regulatory frameworks, and strategies to enable demand side management implementation and improve end-use efficiency for energy and water as well as enabling sustainability initiatives including alternative energy sources, electrification of transport, and energy-storage systems.

Previously, Ramiz was the Head of Powerwise at the Regulation & Supervision Bureau and earlier to that he was the Manager of Power Applications at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. His experience spans more than 15 years in the power utility sector operations, regulations and policy making.

Ramiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) from the American University of Sharjah-UAE, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology-USA. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Associated of Energy Engineers (AEE), and a founding member of the Academy of Regulatory Professionals.

 

Suhaib Al Marzooqi

Head of Business Development - Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES)

With 16 years of experience, Suhaib is a seasoned professional with solid knowledge in the Energy and Transportation sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In his current position as Head of Business Development for Abu Dhabi’s Super ESCO, Abu Dhabi energy Services (ADES), Suhaib oversees the company’s projects pipeline and growth opportunities. Prior to ADES, Suhaib worked on several transportation efficiency and pollution reduction programs. He also occupied senior managerial roles in Strategic Planning and Sustainability within government organizations in the Emirate. Suhaib holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Information System, a master’s degree with Honors in Business Administration and is currently undergoing his Doctorate program in Energy Efficiency. He is also a certified CSR Practitioner.

 

David Andrew Dunn

Projects Manager, Municipal Roads and Infrastructure - Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Sayeeduddin Mohammed

Assistant Vice President – Energy Management - Aldar Properties PJSC

Sayeeduddin Mohammed is currently working as Assistant Vice President – Energy Management at Aldar Properties PJSC with responsibility for energy management projects across all Aldar properties.

Prior to joining Aldar, Sayeeduddin Mohammed worked in Facilities and Energy Management at several companies, including Enova Facilities Management, HNS and GECO. Notable is his seven years as Manager - Contracts for Enova Facilities Management.

Sayeeduddin Mohammed has recently completed his MBA from Edinburgh Business School / Heriott Watt University from 2019 – 2021, and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Certified Energy Manager.

 

Majid Ideisian

Project Manager - Financial Sustainability and Investment Department - UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Majid Ideisan is a specialized engineer in Sustainable and Renewable Energy systems, and a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. He is currently acting as a Project Manager at the Financial Sustainability and Investment Department at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure that is responsible of managing federal investments in the sectors of Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation and Housing. Such investment projects include the retrofit of federal assets to establish optimal energy efficiency through advanced technologies and sustainable sensor systems.

Hassan Younes

Co-CEO and Founder - GRFN

Hassan Younes is the Co - CEO & Founder of grfn, a multi-disciplinary consultancy  and has over 15 years of extensive experience in the fields of Energy Efficiency, Design, Sustainability, and Project Execution and Management. Hassan has been involved in many high-end projects in the MENA region encompassing MEP designs, energy efficiency, commissioning management , sustainability and measurement and verification for new and existing buildings in the MENA region. He also was involved in energy and sustainability policy studies for many governmental entities in the GCC.  
 
He is a trainer for the ASHRAE Global Training Centre.  He is a trainer for the Association of energy engineers’ Certified Energy Manager ( CEM) course,  Energy Valuation Organization’s Certified Measurement Verification Professional (CMVP) course and the facilitator for the Emirates Green Building Council Building Retrofit Program. He is an appointed Consultant for ASHRAE 62.1 Standard and is a member of the training committee for the CMVP course. 
 
He is also the current ASHRAE Falcon Chapter president and on the technical committee and was the Vice Chair of CIBSE Regional Chapter. Hassan holds all the ASHRAE certifications. 

 

Nathan Hones

Chief Operating Officer / Partner - Carter Associates

Nathan is a project manager, development director & Partner at Carter Associates, a project consultancy and project management firm in Dubai.  Carter Associates works with asset owners and operators to identify opportunities for increasing efficiencies and revenue and decreasing costs and then project manage the implementation of those agreed strategies.  They have a specific expertise in hotel refurbishments, feasibility studies and capital development plans and have introduced a number of ESCOs into their projects.

Ahmed Samir Elbermbali

Managing Director - Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) MENA

Ahmed Samir Elbermbali is the Managing Director of the MENA Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and clean technologies and solutions MENA Region. CEBC provides a platform to further dialogue between the public and private sectors to develop much needed policy and regulation to help drive the implementation of clean energy across the MENA region. Ahmed joined CEBC in 2018 and the youngest Managing Director to hold this position in the history of CEBC.
 
He is very active in bringing together the industry stakeholders from across the private and public sectors in the different MENA countries together to accelerate the policy maturity for clean energy in the region.
 
His research interest are in the intersection between policy, technology and consumer behavior to accelerate the transition to clean energy and sustainable mobility sectors. Ahmed holds MBA in Sustainable Mobility management from the Technical University of Berlin.