Al Taweelah Power Complex Al Taweelah Industrial Area 47688 UAE, Abu Dhabi
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Board of Directors

Abdulaziz Al Obaidli

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company - TAQA

Abdulaziz recently joined TAQA to lead the UAE and GCC Power and Water business with over 12 years’ experience in thermal power generation, including renewables.  He started his career in early 2006 as a field engineer with Dubai Aluminum before pursing his interest in renewables in 2008 as a research engineer in the Masdar Research Network (MRN).  During his time with Masdar, Abdulaziz was a guest scientist with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) working on a joint initiative between Masdar and DLR.

Alongside this joint initiative, Abdulaziz also worked with Masdar Clean Energy (the Middle East’s largest exporter of renewable energy) and the former Masdar Institute (now Khalifa University).

In 2012, Abdulaziz joined Shams Power Company as the Head of the Engineering team and later went on to lead the company as General Manager.

In addition to his role as the Chairman of the Company, Abdulaziz sets at the boards of several other IWPPs in the UAE.

Abdulaziz earned an M.Sc in Energy Engineering (specialising in Power Plant technology) from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from UAE University. He also graduated from London Business School’s ADP Program and from UAE Government Executive Leadership Program.

Hashem Al Attas

Member, Board of Directors
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company - TAQA

Hashem Mohsen Alattas is currently working in TAQA, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company in Power & Water department (GCC & India) as an asset management analyst focusing in Taweelah power complex. He joined TAQA back in 2012 and started his career working in business development.

Hashem received his Bachelor of Finance & Banking at UAE University in Al Ain.

Easa Ahmed Al Zarooni

Member, Board of Directors
Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company

Easa Ahmed Al Zarooni has over 19 years of hands-on exposure in Electrical Network Management, Network Planning, Program/Project Management, out of which he held senior managerial level positions for more than 12 years. Through his zeal and dedication, he nurtured his career in 1998 as the Power Planning Engineer to Project Engineer for SEWA Load Dispatch Center Project, which led to his promotion as its Program Manager. He supported the completion of the department set up, tasks and responsibilities, designing and implementing the required structure and other form of due diligence and became its first Deputy Director in 2004 and full-pledged SEWA LDC’s Director in 2007. His prowess pushed him further and became Managing Director for the General Directorate of Planning and Project in 2012. He joined ADWEA TRANSCO’s Power Projects Directorate in 2013 and then moved to its Networks Management Division (NMD) as Deputy Division Manager in 2014 and became its Division Manager in 2016 to date.

Easa completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from United Arab Emirates University.

Hanan Al Hadhrami

Member, Board of Directors

Takeshi Hiramatsu

Member, Board of Directors
Marubeni Middle East & Africa Power Limited

Takeshi Hiramatsu is currently the Senior Commercial Manager of Marubeni Middle East & Africa Power Limited, operating in business development of IPP/IWPP projects in Middle East and African countries.

His journey to becoming the Senior Commercial Manager started in 2013, when he joined Marubeni Corporation after his career in KPMG Japan, Corporate Finance division where he had performed financial advisory services including but not limited to business valuation, financial modelling, M&A advisory services. Since then, he has been developing a number of IPP/IWPP projects in the Middle East. He is a board member of Emirates CMS Power Company since 2018.

Neil Cave

Member, Board of Directors
Marubeni Power Asset Management Ltd.

Neil Cave has worked in the power industry for almost 30 years. He is currently serving as Regional Director in Abu Dhabi for Marubeni Power Asset Management. After concluding studies for his professional engineering certification along with his MBA, Neil began his career with 10 years of construction and service work for turbine manufacturers NEI Parsons and GEC Alstom. Following this, Neil joined China Light & Power working on projects and plant operations. In 1997, Neil joined Marubeni Europower and has worked in business development and delivery of projects through construction into operations.

Carlos Alcazar

Member, Board of Directors
Marubeni Power Asset Management Ltd

Carlos Alcazar has over 23 years of experience in the power industry. Having initially worked in consultancy for coal-fired stations and in power project construction, he moved to operational roles in different countries (Kenya, Spain, Taiwan, Switzerland & UAE) holding several management positions. Carlos worked in both merchant as well as contracted environments and was Plant Manager in Stations in Spain and Taiwan before rising to the position of General Manager Generation in Switzerland where he held responsible for a global fleet of CCGT plants for Alstom Power. He joined Marubeni Power Asset Management in 2010 and is presently holding the position of Director of Operations and Maintenance for Middle East and Africa working for the fleet in the Region.

Carlos holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School.