Dr. Amin Al Yaquob
Dr. Al Yaquob is an advisor at Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy, Founder and CEO of Green Gulf Association, and the former Executive Director at the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association. He has been active in the areas of green industry promotion and market facilitation. He attended Doshisha University, Japan to peruse his MBA and Ph.D., in the areas of renewable energy innovation policy and innovation clusters. His research has been in the areas of renewable energy policies and integration challenges, innovation clusters promotion, and industry-university collaborations. Dr. Al Yaquob is a member of various societies including the Steering Committee of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) and SEMI Global Standards Committee for Photovoltaics.
Dr. Nouf Al Ghamdi
Dr. Nouf is the President & Founder of Chief Outsiders Consulting Group for Economic Studies and Strategic Forecasting which operating The Executive Office / BOT-PPP For Project Management and Public-Private Partnership, Governance Research Office, also a member in the Economic Committee in Makkah Government and The National Committee of Consulting Offices in the Council of Saudi Chambers.
Alghamdi has long-standing experience in economic development and research, as well as family business solutions and succession plans, also Ambassador of strategic thinking, and holds the Medal of European excellence of Euroconsultant, and Managing Director of Euroconsultant for Education & Strategic Studies, Part-time Consultant to the Economic Commission of the European Union, the Economic and Social Council within the category of specialized offices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Dr. Nouf is an active member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the International Academy for Entrepreneurship, and has The International Board of Family Business, Advisor to the Saudi exhibitions and Convention Bureau, and past Advisor to the Social responsibility Award for General Presidency of Youth Welfare, the Research paper on "Strategies for "Gender Equality and Economic Development" wrote by Alghamdi was selected from the US Businesswomen's Council and the Women Leaders Council in the Economic Research category.
Eng. Bader Al Othman
With more than 13 years of experience in managing large-scale real estate investment, in addition to consulting and business development. His experience includes brand expansion and growth, project financial management, food and beverages (F&B), real estate acquisition, and commercial real estate development. He has a Master Degree in Project Management from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University.
Manuel is an international high caliber executive specialized in the Water & Environmental fields. He has 28 years of vast global experience holding various leadership positions in 9 different countries. During last two decades, he has been managing complex multi-million US$ businesses and participated in several successful desalination, water treatment and reuse projects from the conceptual design, financing and commercial setup all the way to the operation and maintenance stage, most of them involving state-of-the-art technologies. Some of these projects have been developed as concessions (BOO, BOOT) according to a PPP framework and under infrastructures' privatization initiatives. Formerly he served in senior managerial roles at Marafiq, the Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu, and at the Engineering Department in Veolia Middle East.
Founder & Managing Director at SDGs Connect
An accomplished professional with over 12 years of experience in both government and private sectors. Hando has been responsible for developing and managing high-level partnership negotiations between governments, industry, finance and building consensus for the completion of many successful projects in renewable energy and sustainable development. Hando pioneered setting the stage for renewable energy advocacy starting in Ontario and growing to emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa. Hando is passionate about creating impact and mobilizing high-value socio-economic and environmental opportunities that are ethical, authentic, clean and most importantly sustainable for our future generations.
Emilio Mera Díaz
Managing Partner at X Road Consulting
General and Operations Management executive, with more than 20 years of track record in designing and delivering start-up, growth, and operations turnaround strategies in the Renewable Energy, Business Consulting and Aerospace sectors, for blue-chip corporations, government institutions, and private equity-backed companies. Specializes effectively (and interested) in transversal projects, with social, financial, technology and field operations facets, cultural diversity and geographical dispersion (Management track record of operations in the Middle East, Europe, USA, Latin America, India, China, Australia, Malaysia).