OBJECTIVES

ACCELERATE DEPLOYMENT

ENCOURAGE TRANSPARENCY

PARTICIPATE IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

OPEN MARKETS

CAPTURE SYNERGIES

CHARTER

To advise management of Dii Desert Energy on mission, strategy, private / public sector contacts and funding

MISSION

Creating the conditions in the regional power markets for moving towards an emission free power system in MENA (and beyond)

Physical meetings of the Advisory Board

1x per year at occasion of the annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit

Communication

Upon need or request via Webinar/Mail

LEVERAGING THE CONTACTS

The Board will assist the management by leveraging the contacts to the public and private sector. The aim is to:


  • Strengthen the relationship with other initiatives and institutions (OBOR, GCCIA, IRENA, MEDTSO, Ministries, utilities, GEID-CO, ENTSO-E etc.)
  • Broaden the support for Dii as an organization
  • Expand the relationship with development banks/agencies (e.g. DEG, GIZ, IFC, AfDB, FMO)
  • Re-evaluate the relationship with academia (e.g. Desertec University Network)
  • Broaden the partnership base in the region and globally in from relevant industries
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chairman

 

Frank Wouters

Director


EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
 

Members

Prof. Jochen Kreusel

Market Innovation Manager of Power Grids Division


ABB, Germany

Paddy Padmanathan

CEO


ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia

Khalid Rashid Al Zayani

Chairman


Al Baraka Bank, Bahrain

Sami Al Angari

President


Al Gihaz, Saudi Arabia

Antonio Iliceto

Energy Systems and Power Transmission Expert, Chairman


Cigré SC C1, Italy

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Director, Head of Power and Energy Utilities


EBRD, UK

Waleed Salman

Executive Director


DEWA, UAE

Rory O’Neill

Executive Chairman


Europagrid, Ireland

Michelle Davies

Partner and International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability


Eversheds, UK

Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Ebrahim

CEO


GCCIA, Saudi Arabia

Haibin Wan

Deputy Director General of Development Bureau


GEIDCO, China

Jamila Matar

Director & Head of Energy Division


League of Arab States, Egypt

Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi

Chief Executive Officer


Masdar, UAE

Mustapha Bakkoury

President


Masen, Morocco

Ernst Rauch

Head Climate & Public-Sector Business Development


Munich RE, Germany

Peter Terium

Managing Director Energy


NEOM, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Frank Detlev Drake

Head of R&D


RWE, Germany

Selahattin Hakman

Chairman of the Steering Committee


Shura Energy Transition Center, Turkey

Khalid bin Hadi al Yafei

CEO


Siemens Oman

Dr. Bertrand Picard

Founder


Solar Impulse, CH

Frank Beckers

Founder


Symbolus, UAE

Prof. Ad van Wijk

Professor


TU Delft, Holland