Chief Operating Officer
Abdulaziz Alobaidli has rejoined Masdar as Chief Operating Officer to oversee the delivery and operations of its renewable portfolio, as well as Engineering, Supply Chain and Energy Services. Mr. Alobaidli previously served as general manager at Masdar subsidiary, the Shams Power Company, from 2015 to 2018.
Mr Alobaidli had worked for TAQA since 2018, leading its domestic Power and Water generation business, where he oversaw a portfolio with a capacity of 22.4 gigawatts and 1120 million imperial gallons per day.
With over 16 years’ experience in the energy and utilities business, including renewables, Mr. Alobaidli has served on the boards of directors of several generation and water desalination companies across the UAE and the Middle East.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Alobaidli has been involved in a number of landmark renewable projects, including the Shams 1 CSP project, Noor Abu Dhabi PV project and, most recently, the Al Dhafra PV project.
Mr. Alobaidli earned an M.Sc in Energy Engineering (specializing in power plant technology) from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from UAE University. He received the Emirates Energy Award in 2013 and was a member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Review Committee.