Shareholder & Director, Asset Management and Technical Services, Masdar Clean Energy
Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi is the Director for Asset Management and Technical Services in the Clean Energy division of Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar.
In this capacity, he is the focal point of stakeholder management and interface with all utilities and service providers, leading all of Masdar’s initiatives related to water and sustainability, and playing a key role in shaping the regulatory framework for the energy sector in Abu Dhabi and UAE. He is working to enhance the performance of Masdar utility investments (joint ventures, special purpose vehicles) through effective and efficient governance to support the company’s overall strategy.
Mr El Ramahi joined Masdar in 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in the UAE energy sector. He is a certified Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Environmentalist who sits on the boards of Shams-1 Power Company, a joint venture (JV) between Masdar and Total that built one of the world’s largest concentrated solar power projects and the first of its kind in the Middle East; Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited – the JV company owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar responsible for building a 402MW wind farm off the coast of Norfolk, England; and Hywind Scotland, a JV between Masdar and Statoil which is developing the first commercial scale floating wind farm off the Scottish coast.
Prior to joining Masdar, Mr. El Ramahi held senior management positions in Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority for 14 years. He was actively involved in the water distribution sector, as the Water Asset Management Section Head, Water Projects Department Manager, and Water Services Division Manager of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company. In 2006, he was appointed as Network Services Director and, in 2009, as the Director of Asset Management.
Mr. El Ramahi graduated from Jordan’s University of Science and Technology in 1993 as a mechanical engineer, and was accredited the equivalent to a Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Water Engineering from the University of London in 2005.