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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...





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..





H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment
United Arab Emirates

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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.





H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy
United Arab Emirates

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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...





H.E. Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for International Cooperation
United Arab Emirates

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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





H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office
United Arab Emirates

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David is an environmentalist and explorer, and one of the leaders of a new generation of changemakers focussed on re-igniting collective hope in the future of the planet. From a young age, his curiosity about the natural world has taken him..





David de Rothschild

Environmentalist and Explorer
United States of America

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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.



Adnan Merhaba

Principal, Arthur D. Little
United Arab Emirates

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Adnan Z. Amin is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), currently serving his second term. He was elected as the Agency’s first Director-General in 2011. During his tenure, IRENA has grown to 151 Member States and has become the global authority on renewable energy...



Adnan Z. Amin

Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
United Arab Emirates

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Aisha Al Aboodli is currently the Director of Green Development Department at the Ministry of Climate change and Environment. In this role, she is responsible for developing national green development policies and strategies and regulatory framework for transformation to green economy.



Aisha Al Abdooli

Director of Green Development  Department, Ministry of Climate change and Environment
United Arab Emirates

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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.



Ali Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad Energy Services
United Arab Emirates

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Anis Aouini is a 40 years old awards-winner Tunisian inventor. He invented and designed number of innovative cleantech technologies, including The Saphonian – a zero-blades wind converter – (2012); Tyer Wind – a biomimics wind converter inspired from hummingbird (2017)..



Anis Aouini

Inventor, co-founder & Chairman, Saphon Energy
Republic of Tunisia

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Antony Currie is an award-winning associate editor with Breakingviews, the financial commentary arm of Reuters. In addition to his editing duties, Antony covers the economics and finance of sustainable development, the U.S banking and investment banking industry,



Antony Currie

Associate Editor, Breakingviews
United States of America

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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.



Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters
United Kingdom

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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



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



Bjoern Ewers

Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
United Arab Emirates

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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...



Darrin Morgan

Director, Boeing
United Arab Emirates

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Dina Tamimi’s role as Honeywell’s Director of Smart Cities in the Middle East emphasizes the company’s commitment to developing solutions and products that promote smart and sustainable development of connected cities throughout the region. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology leader..



Dina Tamimi

Director, Smart Cities, Mega Events & Industry Verticals, High Growth Regions, Honeywell
United Arab Emirates

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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...



Dr. Andrea Lovato

Executive Director and Head of Renewable Energy Business Development, ACWA Power
United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Daeyeon Cho is an Executive Director of Board of Smart Cities in Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA), a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, a Chair of Social Safety System Integration Committee of SAS Forum.



Dr. Daeyeon Cho

Executive Director of Board of Smart Cities, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA)
Republic of Korea

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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



Dr. Frank Rijsberman

Director General, Global Green Growth Institute
Republic of Korea

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Dr. Matt Kennedy is Head of Strategy and Business in the International Energy Research Centre, a Irish Government supported, industrial led, collaborative energy research centre. Matt was lead EU Negotiator for technology transfer at COP21 UNFCCC and was a member of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC).



Dr. Matt Kennedy

Head of Strategy and Business, International Energy Research Centre
United Kingdom

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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..



Dr. Walid Fayad

Executive Vice-President, BOOZ-Allen- Hamilton
United Arab Emirates

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Baige Zhao currently serves as the Member of National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the Vice Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee of National People’s Congress, the Vice Leader of CASS-RDI Leading Group and Chair of the Advisory Committee...



Dr. Zhao Baige

Member of the NPC Standing Committee, Vice-chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
People's Republic of China

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Finn is Executive Director of State of Green, Denmark’s national green branding organisation, since 2008. Before becoming the Executive Director, he was the business editor of Berlingske Tidende (2002-2008), news editor of Borsen (1995-2002), economic and political specialist at...



Finn Mortensen

Executive Director, State of Green
Denmark

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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.



Ivan Pasichnyk

CEO and co-founder, Ecoisme
Ukraine

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Mr. Grabert has worked for the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) for more than 20 years. Most recently he worked on organizational change and strategic development as Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC in 2015 ...



James Grabert

Director - Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCC
Germany

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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..



Jean Paul Fitoussi

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

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Since May 2017, Jens Wandel has worked as an independent Senior Advisor in Sustainable Development and Innovation actively involved in a portfolio of activities from global fintech innovation platforms to supporting the UN Secretary General’s UN Management Reform...



Jens Wandel

Senior Advisor, Self-employed
United States of America

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As a Global Executive and former Astronaut, Ken joined SAIC as Vice President and Manager of the Risk & Reliability Solutions Division and Program Manager of the NASA Johnson Space Center Safety & Mission
Assurance Support Services Contract, in January of 2011.



Kenneth D. Cameron

Former Astronaut, Colonel USMC (Ret)
United States of America

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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...



Khalid Malik

Co-chair, Global Sustainability Forum and former Director, UNDP Human Development Report Office
United States of America

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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" ...



Lars Kroijer

Founder and CEO, AlliedCrowds
United Kingdom

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Lasse Ringius joined GGGI on November 1, 2016 as Deputy Director and Head of Green Investment Services (GIS) in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD). Lasse is responsible for the GGGI team which is tasked with identification, design and development of bankable projects ...



Lasse Ringius

Deputy Director and Head of Green Investment Services, GGGI
Republic of Korea

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As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi leads the strategic development of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), today a leading global commercial enterprise in renewable energy and clean technologies.



Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

CEO, Masdar
United Arab Emirates

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Norman L. Gilsdorf is President of Honeywell, High Growth Regions (HGR), Middle East, Turkey, Russia & Central Asia, leading the planning, investment, and creation of operational structures to establish strong business growth in these key regions.



Norman L. Gilsdorf

President – Honeywell, High Growth Regions, Middle East, Turkey, Russia & Central Asia
United Arab Emirates

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Osman Sultan is the founding CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC-du. Having joined the company in January 2006. Today, in a decade of operations, du has reported revenues exceeding USD 3.26 billion (Q2 2017) ...



Osman Sultan

CEO, Du
United Arab Emirates

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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.



Paolo Lembo

Director, World Green Economy Organisation
United Arab Emirates

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Sam Manaberi is CEO and co-founder of TRINE. Sam previously served as a Director at Bosch Solar Energy North America where he was responsible for bringing 100m USD of solar finance to the market...



Sam Manaberi

Founder & CEO, TRINE
Sweden

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Samba Bathily is a Mali born, global African entrepreneur and pioneer in sustainable clean energy and solar solutions. He is Founder of Africa Development Solutions (ADS), Co-Founder and CEO of Solektra International, the company driving the Akon Lighting Africa initiative.



Samba Bathily

Founder & Co-Founder, Africa Development Solutions & Solektra International
Mali

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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.



Samy Ben-Jaafar

Director, Green Fund
United Arab Emirates

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Sang-Hyup Kim is a visiting professor & Director of Center for Sustainable Development at Graduate School of Green Growth, College of Business, KAIST and also Chairman of Coalition for Our Common Future. Prior to joining KAIST, he worked at the Office...



Sang-Hyup Kim

Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future
Republic of Korea

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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..



Sebastien Arbola

CEO, Engie
United Arab Emirates

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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…



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..



Tayfun Topkoç

Managing Director, SAP UAE & Oman
United Arab Emirates

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Eng. Waleed Ali Ahmed Salman has been the EVP Strategy & Business Development with Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (DEWA) since 2007 to mid-2017 as well as EVP of New Business Development & Excellence He serves also as member of ...



Waleed Salman

Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development
United Arab Emirates

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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...



Xavier Joseph

CEO, Veolia Middle East
United Arab Emirates

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Yvo de Boer is the Founder of Responsability, a boutique advisory firm dedicated to working on organizational relevance in this fast changing world. Both positive and negative global developments offer an important opportunity to re-define strategic positioning. In other words ...



Yvo De Boer

Partner, SRI Executive
Netherlands

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