Managing director & CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
H.E. Saeed Mohammed Ahmad Al Tayer has an overall experience of more than 35 years in the field of telecommunications, energy, water, infrastructure, oil, gas and industry.
Under his leadership since 1992, DEWA group has achieved unprecedented success and is recognized today to be one of the most distinguished utilities world-wide. His Excellency founded several successful companies, notably Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), Mai Dubai, Digital DEWA among others and some of these are already market leaders. Most recently HE Al Tayer steered DEWA group in its historic IPO, which attracted overwhelming global demand and was oversubscribed 37 times.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer is a Member of the Dubai Council, Member of the Dubai Executive Council and Strategic Affairs Council, Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee, Chairman of Infrastructure and Environment Committee of the Dubai Executive Council from 2009 up to 2018, Chairman of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Chairman of Dubal Holding, Chairman of Dragon Oil Company, Chairman of Oilfields Supply Center Limited, Vice Chairman of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, among other representations.
His Excellency 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). On 18 May 2016, the UNDP appointed His Excellency as "UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals". In addition, the Swiss Business Council, Dubai & Northern Emirates awarded His Excellency the prestigious “Lord of Matterhorn Award”. Moreover, His Excellency received an honorary doctorate from Amity University in Dubai in appreciation of his continuing innovative efforts to achieve excellence and enhance scientific knowledge and sustainability. Also, His Excellency received the prestigious Honorary Fellowship from the Energy Institute, United Kingdom.
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