Board of Directors
HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is a member of the UAE Federal Cabinet, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, the UAE’s special envoy on climate change, Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Chairman of Masdar.
In November 2020, H.E. Dr. Sultan was appointed as the UAE’s special envoy for climate change, a role he previously served in from 2010 to 2016, while spearheading the UAE’s clean energy agenda at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy initiative.
Since being appointed Group CEO in 2016, Dr. Al Jaber has transformed ADNOC under the guidance of the UAE leadership, increasing efficiencies while fostering a more commercial mindset. In particular, he has prioritized the adoption of breakthrough technologies including AI, Big Data and Blockchain.
Prior to leading ADNOC, Dr. Al Jaber was the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy platform at Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government's strategic investment arm. In 2006, he helped establish Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy initiative, and served seven years as its CEO, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. In 2009, he led Masdar’s efforts in the UAE’s successful bid to host the headquarters of the "International Renewable Energy Agency" (IRENA).
Dr. Al Jaber also holds several advisory positions where he counsels on issues related to energy, economics, strategic communications and sustainable development. These include Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the world’s first graduate-level, research-based AI University, based at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. He has also served on the United Nations Secretary General's High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All.
In 2013, Dr. Al Jaber was made an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2019, he received a lifetime achievement award from the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi.
H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi
Deputy Chairman, elected 2022His Excellency Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company.
HE Alsuwaidi also holds the positions of Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), NEXT50, Pure Health and ADC Acquisition Corporation (ADC). Additionally, His Excellency is the Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC), Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Second Vice Chairman of Aldar Properties.
He is a member of the Board of Directors at ADNOC Distribution, Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Al Dahra Holding, Lulu Group International and MiZa.
Prior to joining ADQ, HE Alsuwaidi garnered extensive experience across multiple sectors in his tenure with Mubadala Investment Company, where he held several investment management positions covering sectors such as metals and mining, real estate, hospitality, infrastructure, technology, and agriculture.
Qualifications and recognition: HE Alsuwaidi holds a bBachelor’s degree in Accounting from United Arab Emirates University.
Jasim Husain Thabet
Jasim Husain Thabet serves as Abu Dhabi National Energy Company’s (TAQA) Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, a role he has held since July 2020. Mr. Thabet, who was elected to TAQA’s Board of Directors in 2019 and is an energy industry veteran with more than two decades of experience.
Prior to his role at TAQA, he served as CEO & MD of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, where he leveraged the company’s portfolio of assets throughout the value-chain to support the transformation of the power and water sector in the UAE. He also served as CEO of the National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), where he drove capacity expansion and revenue growth.
Mr. Thabet sits on the board of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Etihad Aviation Group, Abu Dhabi Ports and Masdar .
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Saint Martin’s University in the United States.
Farid Al Awlaqi
Farid Al Awlaqi heads Abu Dhabi National Energy Company’s (TAQA) Generation business line, a position he has held since July 2020. In this role, he oversees and develops the company’s global power generation and water portfolio.
He previously served as Senior Vice President in the energy platform at Mubadala Investment, where he held various roles from operations to business development, investment and asset management.
Mr. Al Awlaqi is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TAQA Morocco, is a Board member of Sohar Aluminum, Chairman of the Board of Taweelah Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Project and Chairman of the Board of Mirfa Power Company.
He holds a Sloan masters from the London Business School, a Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering from the Imperial College of the University of London. He is also a prize winner from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Khaled SalmeenKhaled Salmeen has served as Executive Director of Downstream Industry, Marketing and Trading Directorate of ADNOC since 24th January 2021, having previously served as Executive Director of the Marketing, Sales & Trading Directorate of ADNOC from 5 February 2019.
Mr. Salmeen previously also served as chief executive officer of the Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals, and chief operating officer of the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed). He also served as director of ADNOC’s Transformation Project Management Office from 2016 to 2017.
Mr. Salmeen currently serves on several ADNOC Group company boards of directors. He is also Chairman of TA’ZIZ and Chairman of ADNOC Trading.
Mr. Salmeen holds a BSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA, an Executive MBA from INSEAD, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Harvard Business School.
Musabbeh Al Kaabi
Musabbeh is the Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala’s UAE Investments platform. The platform contributes to the acceleration of the UAE’s economic transformation, and the development of homegrown world class champions, fostering vibrant industrial and commercial clusters, and partnering with world-class global entities. The UAE Investments portfolio includes UAE-led assets in multiple sectors including energy, metals, aerospace, technology, healthcare, real estate and infrastructure.
He is also a member of Mubadala’s Investment Committee, playing a strategic role advising on all major investment decisions related to the full range of the Company’s sectors and businesses.
Prior to his current role, Musabbeh was responsible for the company’s substantial international energy portfolio as CEO of the Petroleum & Petrochemicals platform from 2017 to 2020. As CEO, Musabbeh oversaw an integrated energy portfolio of investments valued in excess of $40 billion USD with over 10 asset companies operating along the value chain.
He also served the Group as CEO of Mubadala Petroleum, Mubadala’s wholly owned exploration and Production Company, from 2014 to 2017. During his tenure, he successfully led the company through a challenging period of declining commodity prices, locking in significant cost efficiencies and operational improvements whilst high grading the portfolio to focus on value-adding assets and maintaining an exemplary health and safety record. He joined Mubadala Petroleum in 2013 as Chief Growth Officer, responsible for new business development, mergers & acquisitions and exploration.
Musabbeh began his career at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) where he spent 16 years during which he held a series of increasingly senior technical and managerial roles, rising to lead ADNOC’s Exploration Division. In 2005, he had a cross posting with Shell in the Netherlands where he joined as a Geophysicist for a year.
As a multi-sector expert, Musabbeh currently serves Chairman of the Board of Mubadala Petroleum, and Yahsat. He is the Vice Chairman of Masdar, Mubadala Health. In 2020, he was appointed to the board of Emirates Global Aluminium, the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer and the biggest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas. Musabbeh is also a board member of the UAE International Investors Council, Tabreed, a UAE-based regional utility leader, Dolphin Energy, a multinational gas development and transportation initiative and First Abu Dhabi Bank, a leading bank in the country.
He is also an active contributor to investment and energy sector internationally, regularly participating in leading industry forums and publications.
Musabbeh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Sciences in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College, London.
Ahmed Saeed Al Calily
Ahmed Saeed Al Calily is Chief Strategy & Risk Officer at Mubadala Investment Company, overseeing functions that guide Mubadala’s future investment scope and provide comprehensive risk management to the organisation.
Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri
Dr. Bakheet is the Executive Director of UAE Industries unit within Mubadala’s UAE Investments platform. The platform contributes to the acceleration of the UAE’s economic transformation, and investing in national world class champions, fostering vibrant industrial and commercial clusters, and partnering with world-class global entities.
With over 20 years of diverse experience in the energy sector, Dr. Bakheet is a member of industry Boards and committees in the UAE including, Cepsa, Oil Search, Mubadala Petroleum and Emirates Global Aluminum.
Before joining Mubadala Dr. Bakheet held positions at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), leading the production and facilities engineering for five of its operating companies covering all offshore operators in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Bakheet holds a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering and applied Mathematics from the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma, USA) and MSc in Environmental Science from UAE University. He also holds an Executive MBA from HCT, UAE and a Doctorate of Business Administration from the College of Business and Economics, UAE University.