Our Leadership

Saeed Hamad Al Dhaheri
Chief Executive Officer
Awad Al Ketbi

Saeed Al Dhaheri joined TAQA in 2014 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Al Dhaheri is a Board member at Massar Solutions, Sohar Aluminium and TAQA Morocco.
Career and experience: Prior to joining TAQA, Al Dhaheri held leadership positions at Abu Dhabi Media Company, Etihad Rail and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and he previously served on the United Printing & Publishing Board of Directors.
Qualifications and recognition: Al Dhaheri has a master’s degree in management from Abu Dhabi University and bachelor’s degree in international business from Eckerd College, United States.

Mohammed Al Ahbabi
Chief Financial Officer

Mohammed Al Ahbabi joined TAQA in January 2016 as deputy CFO and was appointed CFO in September 2016. He is responsible for TAQA’s corporate finance function.
Career and experience: Al Ahbabi started his career at Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO). He joined Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in 2009 where he held the position of CFO before joining TAQA.
Qualifications and recognition: Al Ahbabi has a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking from United Arab Emirates University and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology.

Awad Al Ketbi
Executive Vice President Business Support

Awad Al Ketbi joined TAQA in 2014 and was appointed Executive Vice-President Business Support in 2016. He is responsible for TAQA’s HR, HSSE, IT, procurement, business continuity and general services functions. Al Ketbi was previously TAQA's Chief Technology Officer.
Career and experience: Prior to joining TAQA, he held IT leadership positions at Tawazun Economic Council and Tawam Johns Hopkins Hospital in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Qualifications and recognition: Al Ketbi has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the American University in Dubai.

Saeed Rashed Al Darei
Executive Vice-President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications and Board Secretary

Saeed Al Darei joined TAQA in 2013 and is responsible for the Company's public affairs, corporate communications and investor relations functions.
Career and experience: Before joining TAQA in 2013, Al Darei held leadership positions at several Abu Dhabi government entities including the Department of Social Services and Commercial Buildings (DSSCB), the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture (DMA), the Department of Transport (DoT), and the Department of Civil Service (DCS).
Qualifications and recognition: Al Darei holds a bachelor’s degree in management, sociology and leadership from Gonzaga University, United States.

Abdelmajid Iraqui
Acting Executive Officer Global Power & Water

Abdelmajid Iraqui is responsible for managing TAQA’s global power and water businesses. He is also the Managing Director for the African business which includes TAQA Morocco, a listed company in the Casablanca Exchange and Takoradi International Company, a power plant in Ghana.
Career and experience: Before joining TAQA in 2006, Iraqui was CFO and regional Director at CMS Energy.
Qualifications and recognition: Iraqui has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Michigan University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in the United States.

Vivek Gambhir
General Counsel

Vivek Gambhir joined TAQA in 2011 as deputy general counsel and was appointed acting general counsel in October 2015. He was appointed general counsel in May 2017.
Career and experience: Prior to joining TAQA, Gambhir worked in London for 12 years as a partner in an international law firm where he headed up their international power practice. Gambhir has worked in a number of jurisdictions on various international assignments, including London, Hong Kong and India.
Qualifications and recognition: Gambhir holds qualifications to practice law in England.