Our Speakers

Gain knowledge from industry experts

The CEBC has gathered a skilled, diverse and knowledgeable range of speakers for our Annual Event. With a wide range of experience, impressive career credentials and enthusiasm for the sector, our speakers will provide an engaging opportunity for our guests to learn and develop their own knowledge and skills.

If you visit one event this year focusing on renewables in the MENA region in 2018, it should be ours. 

Meet Our Speakers

H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim

Board Member, Saudi Power Procurement Company and Chairman, Renewable Energy Committee, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Eng. Lamya Hady

Head of Sector Private Projects, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

Eng. Suhaila Marafi

Director, Research & Planning, Ministry of Electricity & Water Kuwait

Paddy Padmanathan

President & CEO, ACWA Power International

H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi

Chair, CEBC Board

Belén Gallego

Co-founder and CEO, ATA Insights

Dr. Raed Bkayrat

Managing Director, CEBC

Dr. Mari Luomi

Senior Research Fellow, Emirates Diplomatic Academy

Seb Henbest

Director – Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Frank Beckers

Head of Project Finance & Advisory, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Mhairi Main Garcia

Vice Chair, CEBC and Partner, Dentons

Ali Al Jassim

CEO, Etihad ESCO

Daniel Zywietz

Founder and CEO, Enerwhere

Damian Regan

Head of PwC Middle East Trust and Transparency

Iwan Walters

Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland

Brendan Cronin

Managing Director, Pöyry Middle East

Fares Almazrooei

Founder and CEO, Volt

Martin Tillman

Director – Transport Planning, AECOM

Sabri Asfour

General Manager, FASEnergy

Ahmed S. Nada

Vice President and Region Executive Middle East, First Solar

Samer Alawiye

CEO, GreenParking

Mahmoud Abdel-Baky

Partner, Dentons

Dr. Brian Efird

Senior Research Fellow and Program Director for Policy and Decision Science at KAPSARC

Ivano Ianelli

CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

Omar Al-Khattaf

Head of Business Development, Gulf Tech and Business Development, TAQNIA

Steve Halls

Senior Environmental Advisor, Oman Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Christophe De Schryver

Executive Vice President - Business Development, ENGIE

Stephan Gobert

Senior Strategy Manager, ENGIE

Brad Sandford

Brad Sandford, Counsel, Ashurst

Dr. Firas Al-Abduwani

Founder and CEO of Hussam Technology Company