United Arab Emirates
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 Dubai Supreme Council of Energy,
Vice Chairman – Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, Director – Emirates National Grid Project (UAE) and the Chairman of Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence.
Waleed’s career began in the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) in 1992 as an Electrical Engineer. Over 16 years, Waleed progressed through many roles including Project Manager and Manager of the Control Centre and Director of Electricity. After many years of progress, Waleed became Deputy General Manager for Technical Affairs in FEWA in 2007. Waleed was assigned by the UAE Electricity Interconnection High Committee to handle the Emirates National Grid Project. During the Emirates National Grid Project, Waleed was given the opportunity to work for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), as Vice President for an Electrical Transmission project. Between 2007 and 2009, Waleed was assigned to seek new business opportunities and work with the Regulation Departments. The result of this directed Waleed to become Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development in 2009, for DEWA. The new role directed him to lead strategic projects, including DEWA’s Strategic Plan. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum decreed for the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee in 2009 to be created; which included Waleed. During the same year, Waleed was assigned as a member of the Supreme Council of Energy of Dubai – a council which undertakes all energy activities for the Emirate of Dubai.
Eng. Salman has a wealth of experience in the energy sector gained over 20 years of leadership positions within the UAE Federal electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) and recently with DEWA. He graduated in 1991 with a B.S. Electronics Engineering degree from Colorado Tech College, Colo. Springs USA and has an MBA from the American University in Dubai, Dubai, and UAE.