David is an experienced technical expert with a demonstrated history of working in the Electrical engineering industry. Skilled in Street Lighting Design, Traffic Engineering, AutoCAD, Value Engineering, Highways, and Earthworks. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University.
Faisal Ali Rashid, U.A.E national, a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dayton, Ohio university, U.S.A 1991. Also, a certified PMP(Project Management Professional). Earn LSE professional certificate in the area of energy public policy making. Has a wide and solid experience in energy management including supply, strategy and demand. Has strong background in process industrial plant including oil & gas, power& water generation process, material handling process, glass manufacturing process, etc.
Himanshu Sharma is the holding the position of Manager - BD & Technical in Etihad Energy Services and holder of Master of Technology (M Tech) in Energy management with CEM, CEA, CMVP Certification, has 10 years of experience in leading roles in Energy Efficiency and ESCO projects.
Himanshu is the one of the oldest employee of Etihad ESCO. Himanshu conducted the ESCO project feasibility studies and helped in developing the ESCO Contract based on the guaranteed energy saving and performance.
Presently Himanshu is part of the Technical & Business Development department of Etihad - The Super ESCO in the Emirates of Dubai, which will help Dubai to make one of the most sustainable cities and a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world.
One of Himanshu’s major achievements was the development of the Dubai Airport Lighting Retrofit Project & Seven Tides Building Retrofit ESCO project.
Prior to Etihad ESCO, Himanshu worked for Cement Industry and was responsible to implement energy conservation measures. Prior to Cement Industry, he was with Schneider Electric and was conducted 50 + Energy Audits in different sectors.
I’m the chief lightovation officer of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The leader of the executive office lighting team. Certified CEM,KNX partner , I also have four plus years of experience in the technical lighting field. Prior to SEWA, I was the technical project manager at AlYousuf Greentech Group. In addition to my experience as project sales engineer in Philips lighting. I’ve completed several major lighting projects all around UAE specially Dubai and Sharjah cities . Currently, I’m handling new street lighting projects as well as retrofit projects, tunnels, substation lighting and indoor lighting projects in Sharjah city, Kalba and Khorfakkan.
Majid Ideisan Abuabdoun is a Project Manager at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in Dubai, specializing in Sustainability in roads and Renewable Energy, he's been involved with the assets management and development of the federal roads network in UAE, developing self-sustained sensor systems for emergency and traffic incidents in the network, while recently he's been involved with the investments section at the Roads Department; overseeing all aspects of innovation in financing infrastructural projects, he's managing currently a Public-Private Partnership for developing the entire streetlighting network in the Northern Emirates that is established through a Public-Private Partnership.
Majid is also interested in spreading awareness about environmental studies and energy savings along with promoting
interconnected green spaces and active communities’ transportation systems.
Henrique Pereira is the Senior Manager for Energy Services at the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office in Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, responsible for all building retrofits and energy management activities in the Emirate. These responsibilities support directly the overall Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, targeting 30% energy savings, 20% water savings, and 20% generation from renewable energy sources by 2040.
He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, specialising in the last 10 years in the energy sector in Europe and the Middle East, where he was involved in hundreds of energy efficiency and energy management projects to reduce global energy consumption and improve efficiency and sustainability of buildings and organizations.
Prior to joining Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Henrique Pereira worked with several ESCOs and Energy Services companies in C-level senior roles, to establish their business in the Middle East, support the deployment of building retrofit projects and the ambitious sustainability goals in UAE.
He holds a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Porto University, with specialisations in IT and Energy.
Rabab joined Ramboll more than a decade ago, and through her career as an engineer, she has contributed significantly to large scale projects in the Middle East including the Avenues Riyadh, Jumeirah Gate, Khalifa University, Green Planet and many other landmark projects.
In 2017, Rabab’s team was awarded with the MEP engineering company of the year at the Middle East consultant Awards, the MEP Electrical Project of the year award for Jumeirah Gate and the Green Planet won the Project of the year 2016 at the Middle East Consultant Awards.
Trevor Leighton is LIGMAN Lighting’s Global Technical Director and Managing Director of LIGMAN Evolve Pty. Australia. Having worked for nearly 25-years in the lighting industry Trevor has advanced techno-commercial knowledge and experience working primarily within Europe, the Middle East, Australia/NZ and Asia.
Given the rapidly changing requirements for smart city poles to integrate mobile network operator equipment, Trevor set up a separate company, LIGMAN Evolve, in order to focus on this currently niche, but growing market.
Francesco has over 15 years experience in the construction sector.
Architect by background, from the very start of his career his focus has been on sustainable strategies to reduce energy consumption, his passion and respect for architecture and lighting design is the center point of his decision making.
Francesco's lighting career starts in London, where he earns the Master Degree ''MSc in Architecture Energy and Sustainability'' and works as Lighting designer for Lighting Consultants in the City. For over 7 years he works at SYLVANIA Lighting and Concord promoting the correct use of Lighting products and solutions around the world with more specific attention to the Middle East market.
Global Senior Business Development Manager Lighting Industry
Roberto develops industry strategy creating long-term value for UL by leading and representing the Lighting Division globally through positioning, targeting and segmenting the market.
In his role, Roberto, design and develop new service with a mid-long-term vision to position UL as a market leader meeting the future customer and market needs.
Before UL he spent most of his carrier in the telecommunication field working for Vodafone as a strategic network planning operation with the responsibility to oversee the implementation in the field of the new technology
Bushra Anwar (BEng, LEED AP, PMP, MIET) joined Cundall Dubai in 2016 as Associate – Building Services Engineer. In her current role Bushra serves as technical and operational lead responsible for the design, development and implementation of a vast scope of electrical installations for a wide range of projects/buildings and applications in a very busy and fast track environment.
Bushra has over 19 years of experience in the building services consultancy profession as electrical design engineer, with strong technical analytical skills and broad range of project experience in UK and Middle east region. During her career, Bushra has attained a wealth of experience with various projects including; super-high rise, residential and offices towers, malls, hotels, Island developments, masterplans, data centre, schools, resorts and villa communities. Over the years Bushra has produced numerous sustainable designs for electrical and ELV services and professionally recognized as an expert electrical engineer within the industry.
Bushra is a strategic thinker, able to develop creative solutions based on sound engineering and sustainability principles. Her passion for engineering shined through to create something truly special to add to Cundall’s global and regional portfolio. Bushra has been instrumental in the successful design of few award-winning projects within MENA region such as Abu Dhabi Education Council’s Future Schools Program, Petroleum Development Oman’s community development and International School.
Bushra holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University in UK.
Mohan has led several projects in Atkins and has successfully delivered them to the highest standards. Mohan keeps himself abreast with the latest products/technologies available in the market and his exposure in to the entire life cycle of projects has resulted in providing the most appropriate solution for every project and has helped, on several occasions, in the decision-making process for the clients as well. He is the ‘go-to’ kind of engineer for most of his colleagues and ex-colleagues for any technical advice in electrical engineering and is well-known within the electrical engineers’ fraternity in this region for knowledge sharing.
Versatile electrical engineer with over 19yrs experience in the gulf region spanning across design, execution, estimation & client-representation, covering all stages of building projects, Mohan has worked on a multitude of building projects which include healthcare, industrial, aircraft hangars, primary substations, sports complexes, warehouses, supertall towers, shopping malls, townships, residential, hospitality and commercial buildings.
His key strengths include:
• Technical knowledge
• Commercial acumen
• Contractual awareness
• Digital Automation
Suhas Inamdar is an Electrical Engineer with Masters in Financial Management. He started his professional career in 1988 and worked in manufacturing sector for 15 years, in continuous process industries. He switched his career into Facilities Management in 2005, starting with Jones Lang LaSalle. He oversaw the transitions of all new contracts across India, and later led the operations of hi-tech facilities of prestigious IT clients in central India.
He came to Dubai in 2006 and worked for Serco Middle East. Since 2008, he is working in wasl Properties, one of the largest developers in Dubai. Currently he is working as Head of Technical Support and Planning.
He believes the future of Facilities management lies in developing adaptability to embrace the new technologies evolving every day.
On personal front, his hobby is to write motivational fiction stories. He has published seven books so far, which are available on Amazon worldwide including UAE.
Ashraf is a Sustainability Consultant, Energy Engineer, NET ZERO Specialist, Building physicist, Waste Consultant, Shading Analyst and Energy Modeller with established background in Mechanical Engineering. He has extensive experience in all aspects of sustainability related rating system such as Estidama, WELL Rating, EHS (Trakhees) Green Building Regulations, Dubai Green Building regulations (AL SAFAT) and LEED projects.
He is the qualified LEED AP, WELL AP, Certified Energy Manager (CEM-AEE), Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP – AEE), GSAS-CGP (Qatar), Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) in Buildings and Communities (PBRS & PCRS) and Pearl Villa Rating System (PVRS). He is aware of the ASHRAE standards, MECO, MEDG, Dubai Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Commissioning, Energy Auditing and Environmental Assessment.
Ashraf has individually certified several LEED and Estidama projects in the MENA region. He has received exceptional feedback from numerous Clients for assisting them in reaching their goals to contribute towards environmental stewardship. He also provides to Operational Waste consultation start from the concept stage and propose the strategy for diverting waste from landfill to the Recycle.
He independently perform preliminary and detailed energy audits (ASHRAE Level 1,2 and 3) to qualify, identify and quantify simple to sophisticated Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs). He develops energy calculations, preliminary and detailed reports, and contract exhibits; assists in proposal development. He develops Energy Audit report write-up and develops M&V plan in line with IPMVP
He worked on EXPO 2020 Thematic District as LEED AP for Design & Construction. It is considered one of the largest project to achieve LEED V4 certification in MENA.
As a Principal Lighting Designer, Mohannad joined the 40 years old leading architectural consultants ATI in 2019 to establish and lead the Lighting Design department. With his 11 years’ experience, Alsalkhadi is currently working on in-house projects and some International automotive and fashion brands in UAE & GCC.
Mohannad obtained his bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Sharjah, and currently obtaining his Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting and Design Management at the Wismar University of Applied Sciences. His wide experience in the lighting industry includes hospitality, educational, healthcare, art galleries, offices, residential and other types of projects in direct collaborations with leading lighting manufacturers.
“Sheeba Benny is the Senior Electrical Engineer at Ted Jacob Engineering Group, Dubai. She has 27 years of experience in diverse sectors including healthcare, commercial, residential, retail and educational establishments Working on major projects such as Iran mall in Tehran, Madinat Jumeirah, Deira mall, in Dubai & Health Science Campus in Kuwait and many other landmark projects.
In her current role Sheeba serves as a lead responsible for project delivery, design management, client liaison and technical quality. she has continuously managed to lead her electrical team towards great achievements while ensuring that her strategies and services represent the client’s best interest.”
Regina heads the Specialist Lighting department at Godwin Austen Johnson, with 12 years’ work experience in architecture and interior design and another 12 years’ work experience with architectural lighting design (nearly 10 years’ experience in the Middle East). Regina has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning, and a Master of Science in Architectural Lighting Design.
Project highlights include the Warner Bros Hotel Abu Dhabi, Shindagha Majlis Dubai, Al Bait Hotel Sharjah, Hilton Garden Inn MoE Dubai, DEWA Solar Innovation Centre Dubai, New York University Abu Dhabi, Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Federal National Assembly Hall Abu Dhabi, West Beach Club Dubai, amongst others.
Lighting Designer & Partner Paul Miles has worked in the lighting industry for over 20 years. During his development, he has experienced many aspects of lighting, including Project Management, Lighting Consultancy, Independent Lighting Design, Installation & working for world renowned European Luminaire Manufacturers.
Paul has led Light Touch PLD LLC as Principal Lighting Designer and Partner since 2010. The company is one of the leading lighting design consultancies in the region, having delivered the design for some of the most iconic hotels, shopping centers, and mixed-use developments in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Waleed Fakousa is the Managing Director & Partner at CD+M Lighting Design Group, and the managing director of The Lighting Institute. Waleed comes with a wealth of knowledge practicing lighting design in Europe and the Middle East, He believes that elevating the awareness & understanding of light within the design community is a key factor contributing to appreciating the quality and value of the profession. He has designed and worked on a cross-section of award-winning international projects in Europe and the Middle East varying from shopping malls, public realm, museums, offices, hotels & healthcare. Waleed holds a Masters degree in architectural lighting design is striving to improve and solidify the role of the lighting community in the MENA region and how we, as a profession, can greatly enhance the lives of others through knowledge transfer and education.
Erin joined Nulty lighting in 2017, moving from the London office across to Dubai in 2018. She has a wide variety of experience, working on projects across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Some of Erin’s most notable projects include Ghadan 21 Lakes and Sports Park in Abu Dhabi and Wadi Safar in Saudi Arabia. She believes that light is a crucial link for creating a spatial interaction between people and their environment. To her, light is an experience that generates and controls the way we feel and interact with the world around us. Her experience on both large and small scale landscape projects across the GCC region has given her insight into the dynamics of the public realm experience and the importance of seamless lighting, both aesthetically and environmentally.
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