Selection Committee

Dr Behjat Al Yousuf

Provost
Masdar Institute of Science & Technology,
Chair, Selection Committee

Dr Behjat Al Yousuf has over 22 years of experience in higher education and in empowering UAE nationals in the fields of science and technology.

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Marie-José Nadeau

bowman-roberta Chair, World Energy Council Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Secretary General
Hydro-Quebec
Vice- Chair, Selection Committee

Her experience as a senior corporate executive in the energy industry and as a board member have given Marie-José Nadeau a wide-ranging business experience and depth.

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Dalya Al Muthanna

President & Chief Executive Officer
GE Gulf

Dalya Al Muthanna is President & CEO of GE Gulf. In her role, she develops the company’s business strategy for the Gulf region, leading business growth and driving cross business selling across GE's portfolio.

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Dr. Thani Al-Zeyoudi

Thani-Al-ZayoudiDirector of Energy and Climate Change,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H. E. Dr Thani Al-Zeyoudi is the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Renewable Energy Agency “IRENA”. He acts as focal point for the UAE on issues relating to IRENA.

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Roger Ballentine

Presidentroger-ballentine
Green Strategies, Inc.

Roger Ballentine is the President of Green Strategies Inc., where he provides management consulting services to corporate and financial sector clients on sustainability strategy, investment and transaction evaluation and execution, project development, and the integration of public policy considerations into business strategy.

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Dr. Steven Griffiths

Steve_GriffithsExecutive Director of Institute Initiatives
Masdar Institute of Science & Technology

Dr. Steven Griffiths is the Executive Director of Institute Initiatives and Professor of Practice at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

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Anup Jacob

Director
Masdar Capital

Anup Jacob is a Director at Masdar Capital, the investment arm of Masdar. He is also an Associate Director in Mubadala Capital, a wholly owned investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi.‎

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Jonathon Porritt

Jonathan_PoritFounder Director
Forum for the Future

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.

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David Sandalow

Rashed Al DhaheriInaugural Fellow,
Columbia University

David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Prior to joining Columbia, Mr. Sandalow served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, including acting Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs.

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Richenda Van Leeuwen

Executive Director, Energy and Climate, Energy Access Initiative
United Nations Foundation

Richenda Van Leeuwen is Executive Director, Energy Access Initiative leading the UN Foundation's work on energy access and its engagement with the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

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Prof. Ad Van Wijk

roger-ballentineSustainable Energy Entrepreneur
TU Delft

Ad van Wijk is sustainable energy entrepreneur and part-time Professor Future Energy Systems at TU Delft.

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Yukari Niwa Yamashita

roger-ballentineBoard Member
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

As a Board Member for the Institute and Director in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center, she is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy policy issues.

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