Board of Directors

The Board comprises a minimum of four and a maximum of nine Directors to be elected by the shareholders. Each Director is appointed for a term of three years and, upon the expiration of that period, the Board may be reconstituted.

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi
Chairman

Elected to the Board in 2019, elected Chairman in 2020
Career and experience: H.E. Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi is the Chief Executive Officer of ADQ, a company holding interests in state-owned entities across various development-related sectors including Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower). He also serves as Chairman of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and a Board Member of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Aramex, Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) and Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund. He previously held several positions at Mubadala Investment Company, including Director of Manufacturing and other management posts from more than 10 years. Prior to joining Mubadala, H.E. Al Suwaidi worked at Union National Bank (UNB), Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), and the General Secretariat of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. Al Suwaidi has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UAE University.

H.E. Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri
Vice Chairman

Elected to the Board in 2011, elected Vice-Chairman in 2020
Career and experience: H.E. Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri has more than 25 years of experience in international finance. He is Chairman of Gulf Navigation, vice-Chairman of Islamic Arab Insurance Company (“Salama”) and previously was a Member of the Executive Advisory Board of MSCI Barra. H.E. Al Hajeri is an Executive Director at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). He previously was a Board member of the CFA Institute.
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. Al Hajeri has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lewis & Clark College in the United States and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He also attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2020
Career and experience: H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri is the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower). He was previously the Chairman of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED) and a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. As Chairman of the DED, H.E. Al Hajeri was responsible for overseeing and driving the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s economic agenda and strategy. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the DED in 2017, H.E. Al Hajeri served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun Economic Council, and Tawazun Holding company since 2008. H.E. Al Hajeri was also actively engaged with various key Abu Dhabi Government initiatives, as well as serving throughout his career as a Member of the Board of Directors at a number of leading government and semi-government organisations, including SENAAT and ADNEC.
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. Al Hajeri has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Lewis & Clark College in the United States.

Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2020.
Career and experience:Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi is Chief Investment Officer of ADQ. He is responsible for managing the company’s portfolio of assets in the Utilities, Industries, Logistics and Food & Agriculture sectors. Khalifa Al Suwaidi serves as Chairman of SENAAT, Agthia, NPCC, and Al Foah. He also serves as board member of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC). Prior to his current role, he held various senior management positions including, most recently Executive Director of Refining & Petrochemicals at Mubadala, where he managed the company’s portfolio, and Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi National Chemical Company. He was also previously Senior Vice President of the Service Venture Unit of Mubadala Development Company.
Qualifications and recognition: Khalifa Al Suwaidi holds a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing, from California State University in the United States and has an Executive MBA with distinction from Zayed University.

Jasim Husain Thabet
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2019.
Career and experience: Jasim Husain Thabet is an energy executive with over 18 years of UAE and regional experience in the power and energy sectors. In his current role as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) he leads the power and water sector transformation across a portfolio of assets throughout the value-chain (from generation to distribution). Jasim Thabet also sits on the board of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADPower and the procurer of power and water for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond. Prior to his time at ADPower, Jasim Thabet served as Chief Executive Officer of National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) from 2012 to 2019, at Mubadala Investment Company from 2009 to 2012, as well as other roles in the energy sector prior to that.
Qualifications and recognition: Jasim Thabet holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Saint Martin’s University, Washington State, USA.

Salem Sultan Al Dhaheri
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2011.
Career and experience: Salem Sultan Al Dhaheri is currently Deputy Director at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), having held various positions since joining the authority in 1993. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Agthia, SENAAT, Al Etihad Credit Bureau, Emirates Steel and Member of the Audit Committees of Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund, ADNOC, Emirates Investment Authority (EIA), Etisalat and General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA).
Qualifications and recognition: Salem Al Dhaheri is a Certified Public Accountant. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Metropolitan State College in Denver, United States.

Khaled Abdulla Al Mass
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2014.
Career and experience: Khaled Abdullah Al Mass is the Chairman of iMass Investment and a Board Member of the National Health Insurance Company (Daman). He has previously served as a Board Member in companies specializing in a variety of fields, including real estate, finance and direct investments.
Qualifications and recognition: Khaled Al Mass has a bachelor’s degree in management from Marylhurst University, United States.