United Arab Emirates Member Committee

The United Arab Emirates National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in the UAE, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the national perspective of the UAE within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of the UAE are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

In March of 2013, H E Al Mazrouei was appointed the Minister of Energy for the United Arab Emirates. Prior to this he was Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President of Mubadala Petroleum, responsible for new business for upstream Oil & Gas development in the MENA region and the eastern hemisphere. H E Al Mazrouei joined Mubadala Petroleum in 2007. During his tenure he contributed to the expansion of Mubadala’s portfolio assets in Bahrain, Oman and Kazakhstan. In addition to being a member of the UAE’s Supreme Petroleum Council Advisory & Audit Committee, H E Al Mazrouei represents Mubadala as a Board member in a number of key companies, such as Dolphin Energy, Tatweer Petroleum and Pearl Energy. H.E. is also a Board member of a publicly listed company, Surouh Real Estate PJSC in Abu Dhabi. H E Al Mazrouei began his career in 1996 with a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University, USA. After his graduation, he joined Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as a manager of production and facilities engineering for all offshore operators in Abu Dhabi.

Secretary: Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi

Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi is the Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy in the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Industry with a rich background ranging from electrical engineering, renewables, Business Development and project management to different Managerial roles. Worked as the Vice President of the Privatization and Business Development in Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and as an Executive Director for Electricity in the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA). Her climb to the corporate leadership position was a result of her high work ethics. Before joining the Ministry She was leading the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park Project, IP(W)P projects in Dubai, DEWA private investment portfolio development, DEWA corporate strategy team and R&Ds related to the Business development of DEWA. She is now leading the Electricity, clean energy, Climate change and Water desalination related activities in the Ministry of Energy. She graduated from the United Arab Emirates University with an honors degree of BS in electronics engineering. Add to that she holds an MBA in Financial Management.