The Jury

Diab
Taher Diab
Director - Strategy & Planning
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
UAE

Mr. Diab is the Strategy & Planning Director at Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Secretary General of Emirates Energy Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of New Orleans (1989), graduate of Hazardous Waste Institute at University of Louisville (1992) and an IRCA Quality Lead…

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Mohammed Atif
Regional Manager
Middle East - DNV GL
UAE

Mohammed Atif is the Regional Manager of DNV GL Energy and Renewables in the Middle East. He is an economist with a background in energy and utilities advising on infrastructure development and legal and regulatory frameworks. He has experience in economic and financial analysis, regulation and restructuring, and market design to encourage private sector participation….

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Michelle-Davies
Michelle Davies
Membership Director
MESIA
UAE

Michelle has advised on some of the market’s largest renewable energy transactions such as advising on over 50% of the UK Round 3 offshore wind programme on projects with a capital cost in excess of £40 bn including advising the Forewind Consortium on what will be the largest renewable energy project globally, RWE, and Eneco,…

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Abdul Aziz Abdulla Al Midfa
Chairman
MESIA
UAE

Abdul Aziz Abdulla Al Midfa is the Vice Chair Person of the Emirates Environmental Group. His previous roles include CEO of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, General Management positions at the Ministry of Environment in Qatar, and the National Evion Research Centre in Abu Dhabi where he was Head of International relations.   Mr….

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Alice Cowman
CEO
CEBC (Clean Energy Business Council)
UAE

Alice Cowman is the CEO for the Clean Energy Business Council.  She has over 10 years experience as a lawyer in energy, public private partnerships and project finance. She has worked for International Finance Corporation on energy and private sector development in West Africa. Currently, she also works for the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility on…

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Belen Gallego
Belen Gallego
Founder
CSP Today 
London - UK

Belen Gallego is the founder and CEO of CSP Today and PV Insider, two business intelligence and events brands that focus on fostering communication, partnership and information flow for stakeholders of  the concentrated solar power and photovoltaics industries respectively. Belen works with companies, institutions and government of the key global solar markets including US and…

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Jason-O'Connell
Jason O’Connell
Editor
Utilities
UAE

Jason Connell joined Utilities Middle East as editor in May 2014. Since taking the reins he has closely monitored the latest developments in the solar sector and produced a number of in depth features exploring the issues surrounding the industry in this region. Originally from Ireland, his career as a journalist has seen him cover…

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Reza Shaybani
Reza Sheybani
Chairman
BPVA (British Photovoltaic Association)
London – UK

Reza Shaybani has been managing private and public technology focused companies in the optical disc manufacturing equipment, semiconductor and solar PV industries for the past 20 years. Since 2007 he has played an active role in the solar PV industry globally as founder and investor in a number of leading companies. In 2010 with a…

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Frank
Frank Wouters
CEO
Wouters LTD
Former Deputy Director General
IRENA
UAE

Frank Wouters possesses over 24 years of international experience in the field of renewable energy. He has held several senior management positions in leading organizations and institutions in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. From 2009 to 2012 he served as the Director of Masdar Clean Energy, a developer and operator of renewable power…

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Daniel Zweitz
Daniel Zweitz
CEO – Founder
Enerwere
UAE

As the CEO of Enerwhere, Daniel Zywietz, is building the world’s first rental provider of modular solar-hybrid power plants for off-grid power needs.   Daniel has a decade of experience in management consulting, banking and entrepreneurship in Europe and the Middle East, with a focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability topics.   Prior…

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