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Meet Our Expert Advisory Board: Pioneering Clean Energy Solutions

Dii Desert Energy is supported by eminent experts and visionaries in the field of emission-free energy. Their guidance and insights drive our mission towards a sustainable and clean energy future. Get to know the remarkable minds behind our initiatives, shaping the landscape of renewable energy solutions.
Our board comprises the senior leadership from strategic and lead partners, together with selected recognized executives distinguished by vision, long-term proven leadership and commitment. They drive business for their companies, shape policy for their countries and propel innovation for the sector, allowing them to inform Dii’s direction. Members of the Board have authored some of the most impactful Dii publications.
The board gathers at least once per year during the annual Summit and contributes to shape Dii’s strategy and integrate emerging topics ahead of the time.


Frank Wouters
Advisory Board & MENA Hydrogen Alliance
Frank Wouters has been leading renewable energy projects, transactions, and technology development for more than 30 years and played a lead role in the development of renewable energy projects all over the world.
He served as Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) from 2012 to 2014.

Mr. Wouters has served on the board of energy companies in Europe, Asia, the US and Africa and currently serves as:

  • Senior Vice President New Energy at Reliance Industries
  • Co-President of the Long Duration Energy Storage Council
  • Fellow, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
  • Chairman of the MENA Hydrogen Alliance
  • Chairman of the Dii Advisory Board
  • Executive Committee Member of the Ammonia Energy Association
  • Non-Executive Board Director of Gore Street Capital, London, and
  • Non-Executive Board Director of Vast Solar in Australia.

Frank has authored several books on renewable energy and green hydrogen and lives in Abu Dhabi. He has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University.


Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Ebrahim
GCCIA, Saudi Arabia
Sami Al Angari
Vice Chairman and CEO
Al Gihaz, Saudi Arabia
Tarik Hamane
Acting CEO
Masen, Morocco
Hussain Al Nowais
Dr. Cetin Nazikkol
Chief Strategy Officer
Decarbon Technologies thyssenkrupp
Khalid bin Hadi al Yafei
Managing Director UAE
Siemens Energy, UAE
Harry Boyd-Carpenter
Managing Director, Green Economy and Climate Action
Waleed Salman
Executive Director
Antonio Iliceto
Energy Systems and Power Transmission Expert, Chairman
CIGRE, Italy
Marco Arcelli
ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia
Alexander Sarac
Addleshaw Goddard, UAE
Ebubekir Koyuncu
Chief Executive Officer
Air Products Qudra, Saudi Arabia
Yalou Li
Deputy Director of State Grid Simulation Center
China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)
Peter Terium
Chief Executive Officer
ENOWA, Saudi Arabia
Frank Yu
Vice President
Envision Energy, China
Rory O’Neill
Executive Chairman
Europagrid, Ireland
Adamo Screnci
Vice President – Licensing & Business Development
NextChem, Italy
Khalid Rashid Al Zayani
Honorary Chairman, Al Zayani Investments & Vice Chairman
Investcorp, Bahrain
Jamila Matar
Director & Head of Energy Division
League of Arab States, Egypt
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi
Chief Executive Officer
Masdar, UAE
Aymane Taud
President & CEO
Nareva, Morocco
Bertrand Picard
Solar Impulse, CH
Em. Prof. Ad van Wijk
Future Energy Systems
TU Delft, Holland
Katherina Reiche
Chairwoman of the National Hydrogen Council & Chairwoman of the Board
Westenergie, Germany
Joachim Meister
SVP Global Power & New Energy
Worley, Australia
Horst Mahmoudi
CEO & Executive Chairman
Smartenergy CH
Dan Feldman
Global Head of Energy
King and Spalding, UAE


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