Last 26th October 2017, TA2OC became the first company within ADWEA’s Independent Water & Power Producer (IWPP) privatization project to reach 50% of its Emiratization target. Such a remarkable rate afforded the TA2OC a significant milestone. The achievement was announced in its last board meeting.
When the company started its Emiratization Program in 2010, young and talented Emirati recruits started taking small but stable steps in creating a professional workplace environment. From the shop-floor level of support and plant operations they now occupy the mid to executive management positions. To date, Sabri Aljabri is Head of Engineering, Khalid Jumaa Al Hosani as Deputy Plant Manager/Head of Maintenance, and Khalid Al Awadhi as General Services Director. This year’s Emiratization marked a C-level upgrade for the company highlighted by the appointment of Ahmed Bin Abbood Al Adawi as Executive Managing Director.
In line with its continued growth, TA2OC aims to sustain and eventually increase the company’s percentage of UAE nationals as it faces optimistically the era of digital industrialization. The company firmly believes that by leveraging the innovative capabilities of Emiratis, TA2OC would be in the forefront of robust success in contributing to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
Last October 1, 2017, Mr. Ahmed Bin Abbood Al Adawi assumed the post of Executive Managing Director, after his joining ECPC last August 20, 2017.
Al Adawi is the first UAE National to be appointed to the position. Prior to joining the company, he was a member of the advisory board of Arabian Power Company, Taweelah Asian Power Company, and Sohar Aluminium. He also served as Senior Vice-President of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company from August 2010 to May 2017.
Ahmed is a proven leader. He brings a wealth of experience, strong technical skills and great business insights. He has a remarkable ability to navigate through the complexities of the energy industry, to sense opportunity, and to really understand how to execute strategies against opportunities in a collaborative way.
Ahmed’s acumen stems from a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Evansville.
Al Adawi succeeds Mr. Paul Atkinson, who served for more than three years, from February 1, 2014 to October 31, 2017.