Selection Committee

Dr Behjat Al Yousuf

Dean of Students
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

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, 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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Roger Ballentine

roger-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. Olaf Goebel

Olaf-GoebelProfessor of Energy Engineering and Renewable Energies
University of Applied Science in Hamm and Lippstadt

Dr Olaf Goebel is a Professor of Energy Engineering and Renewable Energies at the University of Applied Science in Hamm and Lippstadt, Germany.

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Dr. Steven Griffiths

Steve_GriffithsExecutive Director of Institute Initiatives
Professor of Practice, Masdar Institute

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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Maha Salem Jabour

roger-ballentineAdvisor to the Director General
Abu Dhabi Education Council

Maha Salem Jabour is Advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, leading two senior teams that manage a portfolio of facilities and infrastructure projects to the value of over AED5 billion.

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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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Jonathon Porritt

Jonathan_PoritCo-Founder
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, Center on Global Energy Policy
Columbia University

David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University’s new Center on Global Energy Policy. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Garten Rothkopf LLC (an international advisory firm).

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Gauri Singh

Gauri-SinghDirector, Knowledge management and Technology cooperation
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Gauri Singh joined The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in January, 2011, as Director, Knowledge management and Technology cooperation.

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Professor Ad van Wijk

roger-ballentineSustainable Energy Entrepreneur
Part-time Professor of Future Energy Systems TU Delft

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

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Yukari Yamashita

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

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

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Dalya Al Muthanna

President & Chief Executive Officer
GE Gulf

Dalya Al Muthanna is President & Chief Executive Officer 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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Gunter Pauli

Author, Teacher, Activist, Entrepreneur

Gunter Pauli is the Chairman of the Board of Novamont SpA, the world's leading bio-plastics producer working with agricultural waste and weeds.

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Anup Jacob

Director
Masdar Capital

Anup Jacob is a Director at Masdar Capital, the investment arm of Masdar.

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