Advisory Board

Stephane le Gentil

Chief Operating Officer - Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES)

Stephane le Gentil is the Chief Operating Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), the Abu Dhabi Government Super ESCO. ADES is in charge of retrofitting Government and Commercial buildings in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to save electricity and water. 
Stephane brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in various industries including many years of expertise in energy efficiency and ESCO activities. He came to the UAE in 2013 to found and manage Etihad ESCO, the Dubai Government Super ESCO, aiming to retrofit 30,000 buildings in Dubai. In 2017 he founded Wattaqa to provide strategic consultancy & advisory in energy efficiency and energy services in the Middle East region, and was also CEO of the Clean Energy Business Council, a non-profit organization fostering the development of clean energy in the MENA region. In 2018 he joined ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia, and Turkey as Head of Energy Efficiency where he created ENGIE’s ESCO activities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

David Andrew Dunn

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

Dr. Mohamed Dawoud

Advisor - Water Resources and Environment Quality - Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

Rachid Hamida

Member of the Board - Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) MENA

Rachid joined Enova in 2017 to lead the Technology & Performance department, which gathers the Energy, Hubgrade, Renewable Energy, and Asset Management functions under one umbrella. As part of Enova’s overall growth strategy, this department drives the company’s technology vision through digital transformation and leadership. 
Rachid previously worked for Veolia’s Tools & Methods department in France. Over the past 20 years, his career has seen him lead several projects focused on aligning digital strategy with business and commercial goals in France, the UK, North America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

Hassan Younes

Co - CEO & 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.

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