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. Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri
Chairman of the Board

Elected to the Board in 2011, elected Chairman in 2014.
Career and experience: H.E. Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri has more than 23 years’ experience in international finance. In addition, he is 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). He previously held the position of Governor of the Board of the CFA Institute.
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. 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 also attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. 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.

H.E. Khaleefa Al Qamzi
Vice-Chairman

Elected to the Board in 2017.
Career and experience: H.E. Khaleefa Al Qamzi is currently the Director of Evaluation and Follow-up at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Since joining ADIA in 1997, Al Qamzi has held several executive positions. H.E is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Zayed Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation, and a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Arabtec Holding. He has previously served as a board member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Distribution Companies, as well as Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA)
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. Al Qamzi holds an executive MBA in business administration from Zayed University, UAE.

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2019.
Career and experience: H.E. Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company (ADDHC), the parent company holding interests in state-owned entities across various development-related sectors. He also serves as Chairman of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPC), and a board member of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Aramex.
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 holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UAE University.

H.E. Salem Sultan Al Dhaheri
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2011.
Career and experience: H.E. Salem Sultan Al Dhaheri is currently Deputy Director at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), having held various positions since joining the authority in 1993. H.E. Al Dhaheri is also a Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee of several public and private companies.
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. Al Dhaheri is a Certified Public Accountant. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Metropolitan State College in Denver, United States.

Jasim Husain Thabet
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2019.
Career and experience: Mr. Jasim Husain Thabet has nearly 20 years of experience as an energy executive, including his current position as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPC). His management portfolio at ADPC includes Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) and Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (Transco).
Before joining ADPC, Mr. Thabet was Chief Executive Officer of National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) as well as Vice President of Industry at Mubadala Investment Company.
Qualifications and recognition: Mr. Thabet is a mechanical engineer from St Martin’s University in Washington state, United States.

H.E. Khaled Abdulla Al Mass
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2014.
Career and experience: H.E. Khaled Abdullah Al Mass is the Chairman of iMass Investment and a Board Member of the National Health Insurance Company (Daman), the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), as well as Independent Health Information Technology Services (InHealth). He has previously served as a Board member in companies specialising in a variety of fields, including real estate, finance and direct investments.
Qualifications and recognition: H.E. Al Mass has a bachelor degree in management from Marylhurst University, United States.

Dr. Jaap Barend Kalkman
TAQA Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2019.
Career and experience: Jaap Barend Kalkman is the Chief Investment Officer for Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDHC). With more than 25 years of global consulting and private equity experience focusing on the energy industry, he has worked with firms such as Arthur D. Little, Roland Berger, Arcapita, and McKinsey & Company.
Qualifications and recognition: Dr. Kalkman received his masters and a PhD in physics and mathematics from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Massachusetts, United States.