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H.E. Aziz Rabbah, the former Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics since January 2012, was appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI as Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development on April 5th, 2017...



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H.E. Aziz Rabbah

Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development
Kingdom of Morocco

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His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi was appointed as Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the UAE in February 2016. The Ministry's mission is to spearhead the UAE's drive to mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change..



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H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment
UAE

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HE Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei was appointed Minister of Energy in March 2013. He is a Board Member and Managing Director of IPIC. He is also the Chairman of IPIC subsidiaries: Borealis, NOVA Chemicals and CEPSA, and Aabar Investement.



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H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy
UAE

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In February 2016, she was appointed as Minister of State for International Cooperation. H.E. Reem Al Hashimy joined the Federal Government in 2008 as Minister of State and had a vital role in dealing with a number of foreign and vibrant issues...



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H.E. Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for International Cooperation
UAE

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H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai's city-wide smart transformation, and coordinating public and private-sector efforts to make Dubai a benchmark for smart cities



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H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office
UAE

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Adnan Merhaba is a Principal with Arthur D. Little. He leads ADL’s Global Renewable Energy Competence Center and was featured in “Who’s Who in MENAT Renewables 2017”. He brings over 15 years of experience in consulting and industry across the US and the Middle East.

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Adnan Merhaba

Principal, Arthur D. Little
UAE

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Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services and holder of bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration with Honors and a PhD in Business Management, has 21 years of experience in leading roles delivering programs and projects.

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Ali Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad Energy Services
UAE

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Anis Aouini

Inventor, co-founder & Chairman, Saphon Energy
Tunisia

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Axel Threlfall is Editor-at-Large, Reuters, based in London. He hosts high-profile engagements and thought leadership events for and on behalf of Reuters and Thomson Reuters, such as the Newsmaker series and the World Economic Forum news programming in Davos.

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Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters
UK

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With his dual identity as a medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader in progress and sustainability. He is independent, not affiliated to a particular

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Bertrand Piccard

Explorer and chairman of the Solar Impulse foundation
Switzerland

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Björn is a core member of BCG’s Energy practice. Today, his specialty areas cover strategic planning, operations and company transformations. Björn first joined BCG more than a decade ago. Since 2005, Björn has spearheaded a wide range of management and consulting assignments

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Bjoern Ewers

Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
UAE

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Darrin Morgan leads strategy development and execution for Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program. He is a co-founder of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, whose members account for more than 35 percent of global jet fuel demand...

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Darrin Morgan

Director, Boeing
UAE

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Dr. Lovato is a seasoned industry expert in the power utility space with focus on Independent Power and Desalination Projects (IWPP), developed, financed constructed and operated through concession or utility outsourcing contract models...

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Dr. Andrea Lovato

Executive Director and Head of Renewable Energy Business Development, ACWA Power
UAE

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Dr. Frank Rijsberman leads the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in supporting governments transition towards a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. With over 30 years’ experience addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability and poverty

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Dr. Frank Rijsberman

Director General
Republic of Korea

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Dr. Walid Fayad is an Executive Vice-President at Booz Allen Hamilton and a key member of the leadership team for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where he spearheads the firm’s activities in the energy, chemicals and utilities sectors..

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Dr. Walid Fayad

Executive Vice-President, BOOZ-Allen- Hamilton
UAE

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Ivan Pasichnyk is CEO and co-founder of Ecoisme - AI home energy assistant which helps to save 15% of energy thanks to algorithms of device detection. Ivan has a strong experience in team and project management.

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Ivan Pasichnyk

CEO and co-founder, Ecoisme
Ukraine

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Professor Emeritus at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo), Paris and Professor at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, where he is Co-President with Emma Marcegaglia of The LUISS School of Governmental Studies..

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Jean Paul Fitoussi

Professor Emeritus, The Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
France

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Khalid Malik is Chairman, Global Sustainability Forum. He has held a variety of senior positions with the United Nations. He was Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office; UN Resident Coordinator in China; Director, UNDP Evaluation Office...

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Khalid Malik

Special Advisor, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
USA

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Mr. Kroijer (born 1972) is the founder and managing director of Alliedcrowds.com – the leading directory and aggregator of alternative capital into the world’s 132 lower and middle income countries. He is the author of "Money Mavericks - Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager" ...

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Lars Kroijer

Founder and CEO, AlliedCrowds
UK

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Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

CEO, Masdar
UAE

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Paolo Lembo is currently seconded from the United Nations as Project Director of the World Green Economy Organisation.
Mr. Lembo has been with the United Nations system for the last 30 years of his professional career, holding increasingly responsible positions in several UN organizations.

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Paolo Lembo

Project Director, World Green Economy Organisation
UAE

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Samy Ben-Jaafar is Director of the Green Fund, and DEWA’s point person for matters related to green economy and finance. Mr. Ben-Jaafar first became involved in Climate Finance in 2014, when he joined the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) as its inaugural Head of Private Sector Investments.

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Samy Ben-Jaafar

Director, The Green Fund
UAE

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Sébastien Arbola is the CEO of ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey. He has worked in the ENGIE Group since 2006, starting as a Senior Finance Officer in the Merger & Acquisition (M&A) team in Paris..

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Sebastien Arbola

CEO, Engie
UAE

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Simon Bushell is CEO and one of the founders of Sympower. Before starting Sympower, he worked at an Energy Services Company in London, after obtaining a masters degree in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London…

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Simon Bushell

Co-Founder & CEO, Sympower
Netherlands

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Tayfun is responsible for the company’s in country presence and growth strategy including sales and marketing operations across the UAE & Oman. Since joining SAP in 2014, Tayfun has solidified SAP’s position as an innovation business leader in the UAE..

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Tayfun Topkoç

Managing Director, SAP United Emirates (UAE) & Oman
UAE

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Xavier is leading Veolia’s activities in the Middle East for water, waste and energy management since 2013, when he was nominated CEO of the region. Xavier is an Environmental Engineer by background, with over 20 years of experience in the water industry...

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Xavier Joseph

CEO, Veolia Middle East
UAE

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