Board of directors

Board of directors


H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Chairman

Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan received his early education in the Emirates and then attended Cambridge University.


H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer - Vice Chairman

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer has an overall experience of more than 31 years in the field of telecommunications, energy and water.

Under his leadership since 1992 DEWA achieved unprecedented successes and has become one of the very best distinguished utilities in all aspects world-wide.

As an initiative of his own, several successful companies were established, including Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), and many other companies.

He is a member of Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of Infrastructure and Environment Committee, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), Chairman of Dubai Smart City Office, Vice Chairman of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Vice Chairman of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), and Chairman of UAE Water Aid (SUQIA) Board OF Trustees. Also, His Excellency is a member, vice chairman, or chairman of various high-level committees, and higher leading councils in the Emirate of Dubai.

He received a number of prestigious awards such as the “Middle East Champion of  Energy” award received at the World Green Economy Summit 2015 from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Early in 2016, the UNDP appointed His Excellency as its "National Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development".


H.E. Abdulrahman Al Saleh - Board Member

His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Saleh is the Director General of the Department Of Finance of the Emirate of Dubai. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Financial Support Fund.

Prior to joining DOF, Mr. Al Saleh spent four years as the Senior Executive Director for Corporate Affairs in Dubai Customs (DC). In this role, he was responsible for managing the support departments for DC, which includes Finance, HR Management, HR Development and Admin Services.

He chaired a number of committees in DC such as introduction of Value Added Tax in Dubai, Employee Affairs Committee, Executive Credit Policy Committee and was a Member of Reform & Modernization Program Committee and Information Technology Steering Committee.

Prior to this, Mr. Al Saleh held numerous Finance and Accounting positions for government departments on a local and federal level. He gained experience in chairing and participating in various organizational and strategic committees including the Executive Credit Policy Committee and Task Force for Indirect Taxation.

Mr. Al Saleh is a member of Supreme Fiscal Committee and also a Board Member of Dubai World and the Chairman of Drydocks World. He was member of the High Committee for the Regulation of the Audit Profession in UAE (2002 - 2006).

He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK, and holds an Executive MBA from the American University of Sharjah.


Hussain Hassan Mirza Al Sayegh - Board Member

Born in 1949, Mirza Al Sayegh earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 1971 in Business Administration from the University of Jordan and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California in 1982.

He has held various diplomatic positions and appointed to the boards of numerous companies, as Chairman or Deputy Chairman, both in UAE and overseas. These companies under his charge cover a wide spectrum of commercial and charitable organisations.

He is also the Chairman of ENOC’s Audit Committee.


H.E. Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi - Board Member

H.E. Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi has a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas, Austin.

He has been involved in petroleum field development and production since 1988 for ADNOC, ARCO Dubai Inc. and previously Margham Dubai Establishment and then with Dubai Supply Authority.

In December 2012, Al Muhairbi was appointed the Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity & Water Sector for the Emirate of Dubai and a Board Member of Dragon Oil since 2007.

He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco), a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).


Ahmad Sharaf - Board Member

Born in 1966, Mr. Sharaf has a Masters of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He has also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He has extensive experience in upstream oil and gas industry, having spent 15 years with ConocoPhilips in a number of international operations. He is the chairman of Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), a board member of Dragon Oil Plc and is the CEO of Dutco Energy, a privately held E&P company with operating interests across North America.


Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar - Board Member

Abdulrahman A. Al-Awar is the Director General of the Federal Government Human Resource Authority (FAHR). The Authority is responsible for developing strategies & policies and initiating projects to advance the Human Capital of the UAE Federal Government.

He is also a board member of Emirate National Oil Company (ENOC), University of Dubai and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.

Dr. Al Awar has over 18 years of experience in executive roles in Public and Private sectors and across various industries (spanning Oil & Gas & banking, etc.).

He served previously as Executive Vice President of Business Development – New Smelters in Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL). The Business Development division was responsible for developing multi billions US$ smelter projects in the UAE and the Region.

In addition he served in Mubadala, Dolphin Energy, HSBC and Dubai Petroleum company.

In addition, he served as a Director General of the National Human Resource Development & Employment Authority “TANMIA”.

Dr. Abdulrahman has a Ph.D. in Geology and Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA, 1995. He started his career in Dubai petroleum Company in 1996.

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