Membership – Board Members 2021-11-10T09:57:29+00:00

Fatima Al Jaber
Chief Operating Officer, Al Jaber Group

Al Jaber Group is one of the largest privately owned and multi-dimensional group of companies in the Middle East.
Although based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, Al Jaber operates globally. With a workforce of over 50,000
employees, Al Jaber Group has grown to be a leader with unparalleled success across the industries and sectors
that it operates in, which includes, among others, construction, contracting and engineering, logistics, and energy.

Otaiba Al Otaiba
Chairman, Al Otaiba Enterprises

Al Otaiba Enterprises has developed its business activities through its companies and subsidiaries across the United Arab Emirates and the MEA region. Al Otaiba Enterprises holds the following strategic business units through perfect balancing of an optimum portfolio comprising of the following companies:
Al Otaiba Distribution
Al Otaiba Communications
Al Otaiba Technologies
Al Otaiba Real Estate
Al Otaiba Investments
Al Otaiba Business Consultancy

Anuj Ranjan
Managing Partner & CEO – South Asia and Middle East, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Brookfield is a leading global alternative asset manager, focused on investing in long-life, high quality assets across real estate, infrastructure, renewable power and private equity. Its investments include one of the largest portfolios of office properties in the world, an industry-leading infrastructure business spanning utilities, transport, energy, communications infrastructure and sustainable resources, and one of the largest pure-play renewable power businesses that include more than 200 hydroelectric facilities as well as several high quality business services and industrial companies. Brookfield supports the employment of over 70,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Omar Al Muhairi
Director – Government Affairs, DP World

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. DP Wolrd operates multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions. DP World has a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets.

Jody Becker
Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President Infrastructure Services & Technology, EllisDon

EllisDon is a world-leading construction and building services company that completes in excess of $3.5 billion worth of contracts annually, in every market sector and across the globe. Over the last 65 years, EllisDon has grown from being a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project.

Essa Al Ghurair
Chairman, Essa Al Ghurair Investment LLC

Based in Dubai, Essa Al Ghurair Investment L.L.C. (EGI), was established in 2012 under the direct leadership of Mr. Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair, the third generation of the Al Ghurair Family business, which remains as one of the most prominent business groups in the UAE with a history of successful ventures in the region and international affiliations for over 62 years. The industrial operations of EGI comprise of diversified business units of which, Karam Foods Industries Co. L.L.C. has emerged as a leader in specialty coffee. It imports and roasts gourmet coffee and is one of the largest privately owned coffee factory in the GCC region. In addition, Northstar Trading L.L.C., among other ventures, manage EGI’s Edible Oils Plant with a large capacity of 100,000 MT per annum. It is capable of blending and packing canola, corn, sunflower, soya bean and palm olein oils. Moreover, EGI also holds significant shares in Sohar Flour Mills in Oman and National Flour Mills in Lebanon. Both mills combined have the capability to mill and pack up to 325,000 MT per annum of multiple flour types. EGI also has interests in Dubai real estate & property market and is open to viable property investments. EGI focuses on credible investments and venture capitals, leveraging its expertise in the food industry to expand into the GCC and Mena Regions. EGI manages this expansion through a team of dedicated professionals, who explore avenues for new and dynamic opportunities and partnerships with reputable companies all across the world.

Ahmed Al Qubaisi
SVP, Government Relations, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is a flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the UAE (after Emirates). Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 126 aircraft as of July 2017. In 2015, Etihad carried 14.8 million passengers, a 22.3% increase from the previous year, delivering revenues of US$9.02 billion and net profits of US$103 million. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Taufiq Rahim
President, Globesight

Globesight is a leading global development firm working collaboratively with innovative partners to craft solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues. Globesight develops strategies, investigates complex issues through relevant research, cultivates insights in data-scarce environments, and aims to reframe the conversation to challenge assumptions on advancing change. Its team of strategists, advocates, and experts work across sectors and issues helping organizations navigate complex social challenges, define their impact potential, and build innovative solutions that will both achieve their goals and drive ours forward. Headquartered between Dubai and New York, Globesight also has offices in Islamabad and Ankara.

Joe Lombard
Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch

Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. A global multidisciplinary management, engineering, and development consultancy, its corporate roots extend more than 60 years in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Hatch draws upon its 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for clients, employees, and the communities they serve.

Jean Charest 
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City, as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Musabbeh Al Kaabi
CEO, Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Group

Mubadala invests globally and actively manages a diversified portfolio to support a vision for a globally integrated and diversified economy, and deliver sustainable returns to its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala’s 127$bn portfolio spans 13 sectors and 30 countries. Priority sectors include aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals & mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, utilities, healthcare, real estate, defence service, and a global portfolio of financial holdings. Mubadala is a trusted partner, an engaged shareholder and a responsible global company that is committed to ethics and world-class standards.

Kerry Adler
President and CEO, SkyPower Global

SkyPower is the largest and one of the most successful developers and owners of utility-scale solar energy projects in the world. With roots dating back more than 15 years, SkyPower’s global team possesses a vast track record of over 1300 years of combined experience in power and large infrastructure projects. The SkyPower team has built, assembled and acquired an extensive pipeline of over 25 GW worldwide – some of which were recently announced in bilateral agreements, and other contract awards, to be built in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia over the next five years.

Omar Al Hashmi
Executive Director of Transmission and Distribution, TAQA Global

TAQA is an Abu Dhabi-based international energy and water company operating in 11 countries across four conti-
nents. The word TAQA means energy in Arabic. TAQA has investments in power generation, water desalination, oil
and gas exploration and production, pipelines and gas storage. The company’s assets are located in Canada, Ghana,
India, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States.

Alec Clark
Head – Global Energy, TD Securities Inc.

John Prato
Deputy Chair and Executive Managing Director, TD Securities Inc.

TD Securities Inc. is one of Canada’s leading providers of advisory and capital market services and the premier provider of liquidity to corporations, governments, institutions. With more than 4,000 people in 15 offices around the world, TD Securities provides a wide range of capital market products and services to corporate, government and institutional clients.

Aziz Shariff
Chairman, Trimark Capital Group 

Trimark Capital Group runs a Family Office out of Dubai. Trimark is actively involved in investments, particularly in Natural Resources in a number of countries around the globe.

Jerry Naqvi
Chairman, Cameron Developments

For the past 30 years, Cameron Development Corporation has been a privately-held development company, diversifying through its role as owner, developer, and manager. Cameron Development Corporation looks to develop projects and explore opportunities that exceed expectations, and be viewed as an effective developer, investor, partner, landlord, and group of individuals in representing both the company and its name.