Review Committee

Eng. Rashed Obaid Salem Al Dhaheri

Rashed Al Dhaheri Acting Executive Director of the Minister of State (MoS)
Director of UAE Egypt Task Force office (ETF)
Chair, Review Committee

Rashed Al Dhaheri is the Acting Executive Director of the Minister of State (MoS) Office of H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. He has overall responsibility for setting and implementing the objectives and set plans of the MoS Office as per His Excellency’s directives and vision, ensuring that all operating Departments are aligned toward achieving these objectives. He is also responsible for managing the Office’s daily activities and operations, as well as for promoting its services and strengthening its image, both within the UAE and abroad.


Dr. Rashed Khalifa Al Shaali

Asst. Professor - Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Architecture
United Arab Emirates University
Vice Chair – Zayed Future Energy Prize

Rashed Khalifa Al Shaali is an architect/engineer with an interest in the holistic approach to urban development in general, and buildings in particular with focus on Energy Efficiency.


Mohamed Al Bader

Mubadala Capital

In his capacity as a Principal at Mubadala Capital, Mohamed Al Bader was a senior team member responsible for launching the China – UAE cooperation fund. The platform is a USD $10bn fund which was established in December 2015. Currently, he manages the assessment and deployment of capital in multiple asset classes and regions, alongside his partners at China Development Bank Capital.


Abdulaziz Al Obaidli

Abdulaziz-Al-Obaidli General Manager
Shams Power Company PJSC

Abdulaziz is leading Shams Power Company, a Joint Venture between Masdar (80%) and Total (20%) which has the mandate to develop, manage, and operate Shams One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant located in the western region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.


Roberto De Diego Arozamena

Chief Executive Officer
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy

Roberto De Diego Arozamena is the Chief Executive Officer of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, part of the Abdul Latif Jameel Group.


Linden Coppell

Head of Environment
Etihad Airways

Linden has over 20 years of environmental and corporate social responsibility experience, including the development of carbon management strategies, preparing tailored environmental management systems and preparing Corporate Social Responsibility reports.


Dr. Sgouris Sgouridis

Sgouris-Sgouridis Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Management
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI)

Dr Sgouridis is Associate Professor at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI). His research interests focus on understanding sustainable energy transitions using socio-technical systems modelling. He has worked on sustainable transportation systems and sustainable energy systems management.


Zachary Shahan

Zachary Shahan Director

Zach is the director and editor of CleanTechnica. He’s the president of  Important Media, which is the parent network to CleanTechnica and a dozen other progressive news sites and blogs.


Dr Noura Mansouri

Dr Noura Mansouri Senior Research Associate
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Dr. Noura Mansouri is the manager of strategy and marketing at AREVA – Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD in clean energy transition from Queen Mary, University of London (November, 2013), PhD thesis title: Carbon Management for Sustainable Development: An examination of potential transition paths for the Saudi Arabian ‘national system of innovation’ towards a cleaner energy economy. She also holds an MBA in technology exploitation and management (clean energy) from the same university (graduated with distinction, London, August 2004), Master thesis title: Hydrogen Fuel cells as a Disruptive Innovation to the Oil Industry. Noura has done her first degree BSc in MIS (with honors) at Dar Al Hekma University (Jeddah, June 2003), she is the youngest student to date (15 year-old freshman student).


Salvatore Vinci

Salvatore Vinci Deputy Head, Policy Unit
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Since joining IRENA in 2010, Salvatore Vinci has been managing projects related to policies to promote renewable energy in both developed and developing markets. He has authored several publications, the last one being ‘Policies and regulations for private sector renewable energy mini-grids’ (IRENA, 2016).


Dr. Sultan Alkaabi

Sultan Al Kaabi Electrical Engineer
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA)

He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, in 2009, the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Managements from Waterloo University in 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE, the M.Sc. degree in electrical power engineering in 2013, and the PhD degree in interdisciplinary engineering with emphasis on electrical power engineering in 2017, both from Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.