Sheriff Christopher Michael Hayward is a former Deputy Leader of Hertfordshire County Council and was elected to the Common Council of the Corporation of the City of London for Broad Street Ward in March 2013. He serves as Deputy Chairman of the City’s Planning and Transportation Committee. Chris has also been Churchwarden at St Margaret Pattens and Chairman of The Trustees of the Friends of St Margaret Pattens. He is a former chairman of the Broad Street Ward Club, a member of the Candlewick Ward Club, Life and Council Member of the City Branch of the Royal Society of Saint George and a Life and Court member of The Guild of Freemen. In addition, he is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers.
Ian Dryden is the principal industrial designer within the City Design and Project team at the City of Melbourne. Since 1987, his task has been to program, design, implement and market street furniture and temporary facilities for the city. Ian's major task has been the design and coordination of the street furniture, temporary fixtures, kiosks, toilets, decoration, lighting systems and pedestrian information signage for the city's master plan. Ian's work has received both popular and professional recognition. He is a contributing member of the city’s Urban Design team, who has won a number of AIA, AILA, IES awards and international industrial design awards for the cities projects.
Jemma Greene is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Canning, responsible for creating and developing the City’s innovation strategy, embedding a culture of innovation and driving the organisation’s delivery of its Smart Cities vision. She has a passion for driving change that adds value within a Government context, which she demonstrates in the application of intrapreneur leadership that embraces creativity and collaboration. Her career prior to working in Government Innovation, included many years in generalist Human Resources and Business Improvement leadership roles across the private sector. Jemma’s strong advocacy for innovation capability building across Government has seen her become the founder of a co-designed executive education innovation program called Switch that is being delivered in partnership with Curtin University across the Public Sector. Her ability to collaborate with Smart City partners locally and internationally to build towards a liveable and sustainable City has seen her invited to speak nationally and internationally on the subject, including representing Western Australia at the 2019 Global Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator held at Harvard University, Boston USA. Jemma is also an Advisory Board Member for Western Australia Leaders, an organisation supporting the growth of small to medium businesses. She also sits on a number of Public Sector Innovation committees.
Adjunct professor Ilpo Laitinen is both a senior level director and a researcher and thus shows the capability of working across the boundaries of academia and the business. The work that he undertakes in both of those realms is looking for new solutions to improve the quality of the public sector in the city that is among the world leaders in providing service to its people.
He is internationally experienced both in science and management e.g. in public administration and management, smart cities and innovation management. His areas of research cover the reform and evaluation of public administration and management, change management, innovation management, higher education research, and the utilisation of information technology in organisations.
His latest academic publications have been published in Public Management Review, International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, Journal of Adult and Continuing Education and International Social Work. Ilpo Laitinen is an Associate at the University of Oxford. His current and on-going research activities focus on Citizen Centric Smart City (Meaningful Cities) and digitalization of services, service innovation and co-creation of novel services and utilization of big data.
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.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services and holder of bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration with Honors and a PhD in Business Management, has 21 years of experience in leading roles delivering programs and projects.
Ali held top positions in both public and private sector entities such as Head of Follow-up and Development Office at the Dubai Municipality, Acting CEO & Director of Drivers Licensing at RTA and General Manager of Qeyadah Driving Solutions.
Presently Ali is leading 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.
Under the leadership of Ali, Etihad ESCO has retrofitted 2,184 facilities (offices, staff accommodation, villas etc) and more than 246,000 lighting fixture in 2016 which helped Dubai to save 48 GWh of electricity and 11 MIG of water. His energy saving targets for this year is far ahead as compared to last year and he planned to save of 140 GWh of electricity and 303 MIG of water by end of 2017.
He is playing a key role in the expansion of Etihad ESCO, he formed two vertical under Etihad umbrella– Etihad Solar & Etihad M&V in last 1 year and is currently working to develop District Cooling vertical. He is also strategically planning to expand the footprint of Etihad ESCO to the MENA region and to other parts of the world.
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.
Prior to forming EDGE Architects, Ivar has been a junior principal and Lead Designer with HOK. He was design principal and partner at Burt Hill and design principal at Stantec.
During 20 years of his career, he had delivered over 50 mega projects with estimated total value of 3 Billion Dollars.
Ivar had worked on some prestigious projects such as Yankees Stadium in New York City. His GCC portfolio includes several notable projects such as Award-Winning 1/JBR Dubai high-rise residential tower, Dubai Motor City Masterplan, Automall Showroom, Mafraq Hospital, Bahrain National stadium, Bay la Sun master plan and Coastal Towers in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.
He is well versed in the subjects of specialty design, with working knowledge of sustainability, hospitality, health care, sports, master planning, commercial and residential projects.
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.
With nearly two decades years of experience in infrastructure and facilities management, Abdulla Al Wahedi is Senior Director of Facilities Management at Emaar Properties. He oversees the FM operations of Emaar’s integrated master-planned communities including iconic projects such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.
He is also the Head of Emaar District Cooling LLC, managing district cooling operations for Emaar’s integrated mega-developments including Downtown Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai Hills Estate, among others.
Abdulla has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University in the US, and MBA from American University of Sharjah. He is a graduate of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development and has won the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Achievement.
Mark Davies is an MEP Technical Director at Aurecon and specialises in delivering large and complex projects. Mark understands how to integrate engineering design into supporting architectural aspirations as can be seen in his recent projects which includes the iconic Dubai Creek Tower, designed by Santiago Calatrava, and the Doha Oasis Theme Park. In reflecting on his experience, he believes that, as designers, we have to consider not only the impact of the building on the users and surroundings, but how it can respond to or shape future developments. Let us all “Just Imagine” and see where it takes us.
I have over the course of my 26 Years career in UAE gained extensive and varied experience in the International Construction and Development sector. My experience as a client, a project management consultant and a contractor, in all phases of a diverse range of prestigious projects such as High Voltage, Aircraft Hangars, Airports, Hotels, Hospitals Industrial, High Rise Residential, Offices and Infrastructure, makes me ideally suited to provide advice to owners and key clients on the most complex of projects and contractual situations.
Mark Vowles came to Nulty in late 2015 to assist and expand Nulty into the MENA region. He is a well round lighting professional with over 10 years in the industry; 6 of which have been based in the GCC and involved an extensive range of projects.
From a sturdy design background, Mark has developed a strong set of skills that enables him to understand the needs of a client and deliver any scale of project within a timely and professional manner.
Mark leads the Dubai based practice in a pragmatic way and always makes sure the team are the industry leaders when it comes to innovation, creativity and flair.
Since 2011 the practice has won and been nominated for a number of awards including 2011 Lux Award Practice of the Year, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Lighting Design Awards, 2013, 2014, Retail Design Awards, 2014 SBID Awards, 2016 & 2017 Darc Awards, 2017 Light Middle East Awards, 2017 Middle East Consultant Awards, and the 2011 Energy Awards.
Jamie is an Associate Director and Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Jamie has a wealth of knowledge across all development sectors including technology, healthcare, commercial, leisure, residential, retail and educational establishments, he has worked across the Middle East region and extensively throughout the UK since 2005.
He is responsible for project delivery, design management, client liaison and technical quality.
Jamie has Middle East Region recognition having won ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ at the MEP Middle East Awards in 2015, ‘Electrical Engineer of the Year’ at the MEP Middle East Awards in 2017 and ‘Engineer of the Year’ at the UAE Construction Innovation Awards 2018.
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.
Hassan is Director at Griffin Consultants, an award-winning consultancy specialized in Sustainable Designs, Buildings Energy Efficiency, and District Cooling.
He is an ASHRAE Trainer at the Global Training Center , a certified trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers for the CEM course, an appointed Consultant for the ASHRAE 62.1 Standard and the recipient of the prestigious Young Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East region by the AEE He also facilitates the program course on Energy Auditing organized by the Emirates Green Building Council in collaboration with Masdar and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai and is a regular contributor to regional conferences and publications on energy efficiency.
Hassan is on the Boards of Governors of the local and regional chapters of ASHRAE and CIBSE, the internationally-adopted standardizing authorities based in the USA and UK respectively. In those capacities, Hassan works to promote the advancement and improvement of the regional construction industry by collaborating with industry professionals, academia, and governmental entities. He is currently the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Herriot Watt Architectural and Engineering Program.
With extensive experience in engineering systems design, analysis and consulting and a passionate objective of raising the industry and sustainability standards in the region, Younes entered a partnership to establish Griffin Consultants where he is responsible for all technical and developmental aspects of the firm. Throughout his career, he was involved in the design of multiple high-end developments including retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality projects some of which are iconic in the Emirate of Dubai.
Hassan led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and provided consultancy on various governmental energy efficiency programs.
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.
In the position of Lighting Design Director at Emaar Development, Patricia is overseeing architectural lighting projects for all of Emaar’s portfolio, both UAE and International. She is leading the lighting design conception, development and implementation accross different types of projects such as master planning, hospitality, residential and retail.
Patricia started her career studying engineering at the Escuela Politecnica del Ecuador, she then pursued her studies in Architecture to combine her interest in mathematics with art, receiving her degree in Architecture at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2001. Patricia then decided to specialize in Architectural Lighting, obtaining her Master’s in Germany in 2005. She has been invited as a speaker to Dubai, London, Spain, Mexico, Qatar and Turkey.
Born and raised in Quito, a Unesco’s heritage city, taught Patricia to appreciate history and architecture. Starting her career in Quito, she participated in urban planning and refurbishment projects, experience she continued when working as a lighting designer in Germany. As an architect, when working for the United Nations WFP in Ecuador, she took part in contingency housing projects in the Amazonas.
She has participated in the design of projects ranging from Hospitality, Residential, Retail, Urban and Landscape Lighting. She has also worked on product design, developing custom made luminaires. Among her latest projects are: Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Hills and Opera District Masterplan in Dubai, Marassi -Egypt public realm, Bvlgari Hotel and Resort.
Along her career, Patricia has developed her creative and commercial skills, taking projects from conceptual stages to site implementation and client handover. She has participated in business development and contract negotiation. In her current role she is leading different lighting design initiatives, standards and procurement framework agreements being applied throughout her company.
Lighting Designer & Partner Paul Miles has been working in the lighting industry for over a decade. During his development Paul has experienced working in many aspects of lighting, including Project Management, Lighting Consultancy, Independent Lighting Design & Working for world renowned European Luminaire Manufacturers.
In 2007 Paul relocated from the United Kingdom to the Middle East where he developed a lighting design department for WSP Middle-East. After the successful completion of various projects including the interior FOH Mall areas of Mirdif City Centre, Paul now is Principal Lighting Designer and Partner at Light Touch PLD L.L.C.
Having gained construction sector experience in the UK, USA, and UAE, including working with the Copenhagen Government to develop green city initiatives and other sustainability policies, Farah now oversees sustainability in Dubai for BuroHappold Engineering. She’s heavily involved in developing the practice’s sustainability strategy for building- and city-level urban planning, resource-efficient planning, the health and wellbeing agenda for smart cities, and liveability for Arab cities in the Middle East. Plus, she looks after UK and European projects in her capacity as technical specialist in building performance evaluation for passive and low energy.
Naz was a prime mover in creating the strategy for the first zero energy building in the UK which, subsequently, won the 2015 RIBA Sustainable Buildings Award. And, currently, she’s working on the sustainability projects across the region including the Museum of the Future, the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, the Bee’ah headquarters, a sustainability pavilion for EXPO 2020, and Masdar masterplanning.
Meanwhile, Farah is a major contributor to BuroHappold’s drive for innovation in health and wellbeing across the built environment. She’s also involved in several international masterplanning and infrastructure projects – the climate-change adaptation of tall towers and the future-proofing of buildings, as well as architectural design competitions focused on green principles, and strategic energy solutions for eco cities.
In addition, she helped win and develop competitive projects - the Retrofit For Future initiative for eco-refurbishing social housing in London, sponsored by the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), for example.
Specialisations: sustainability, the health and wellbeing agenda for smart cities, city resilience, and adopting the concepts of biomimicry and liveability for delivering future cities in the Middle East.
Farah is registered with the UK Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer. Furthermore, she’s a board member of the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), CIBSE UAE chapter, and a member of CIBSE UK Resilient Cities Group and CIBSE Council UK.
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