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.

Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri
Chairman of the Board

Elected to the Board in 2011, elected Chairman in 2014.
Career and experience:Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri has more than 22 years’ experience in international finance. He currently holds the position of Governor of the Board of the CFA Institute in addition to being a member of the Executive Advisory Board of MSCI Barra and a Board member of various Abu Dhabi and UAE government entities. H.E. Al-Hajeri is an Executive Director at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
Qualifications and recognition: Al-Hajeri has a bachelor of business administration from Lewis & Clark College in the United States and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He was elected by the World Economic Forum in 2007 as one of the top 250 Young Global Leaders for his contribution to the public and financial sectors in the United Arab Emirates.

Khalifa Ali Al Qamzi
Vice-Chairman

Elected to the Board in 2017.
Career and experience:Khalifa Ali Al Qamzi is currently the Director of Evaluation and Follow-up at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Since joining ADIA in 1997, he has held several executive positions. He is also a Board Member at Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company and Al Ain Distribution Company.
Qualifications and recognition: Al-Qamzi holds an executive MBA in business administration from Zayed University, UAE.

Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Hemaidi
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2011.
Career and experience:Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Hemaidi has held various positions at Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) including Managing Director of both Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company and Abu Dhabi Distribution Company. Before joining ADWEA in 1997, he held key positions at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Al Ain International Airport and the Privatisation Committee for the Water and Electricity Sector of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Al-Hemaidi is a Board member at Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). He is Chairman of Shuweihat Asia Power Company and an Advisor at Al Ain Distribution Company.
Qualifications and recognition:
Al-Hemaidi is a civil engineering graduate from UAE University.

Salem Sultan Al-Dhaheri
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2011.
Career and experience:Salem Sultan Al-Dhaheri is Deputy Director at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), having held various positions since joining the authority in 1993. He is also a Board and Audit Committee Member at several public and private companies.
Qualifications and recognition: 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
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2014.
Career and experience:Khaled Abdullah Al-Mass is the Chairman of Imass Investments and a Board Member of the National Health Insurance Company (Daman). He has previously served as a Board member in companies specialising in a variety of fields, including real estate, finance and direct investments and held senior management positions at financial institutions including Abu Dhabi Investment Company and National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD).
Qualifications and recognition: Al-Mass has a bachelor’s degree in management from Marylhurst University, United States.

Dr. Saif Saleh Al-Sayari
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2017.
Career and experience: Dr. Saif Saleh Al-Sayari joined Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) in 2010 and has held senior leadership positions with responsibility for developing alternative and technology-driven energy initiatives. He is currently seconded to Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) as the Acting Director-General. Prior to joining TAQA, Al-Sayari held various technical and managerial positions at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Al-Sayari is a Board Member at several ADWEA and TAQA power plants in the UAE.
Qualifications and recognition: Al-Sayari holds a PhD in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London, UK.

Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2017.
Career and experience: Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Nawah Energy Company, the company responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Barakah nuclear reactors in the UAE. AlSuwaidi has previously held executive-level positions at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its subsidiaries, including as Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO) for more than ten years. AlSuwaidi also serves as a Board Member of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Barakah One Company. Further, AlSuwaidi is a member of various committees, in several other public and private companies.
Qualifications and recognition: AlSuwaidi holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States.