His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), the government body mandated to enable the UAE capital’s energy transition towards a more sustainable future.
His appointment to one of the most important and pioneering leadership roles within Abu Dhabi’s energy sector draws from his vast sector expertise to guide the DoE since inception as it formulates and implements public policies to create an ecosystem that enhances Abu Dhabi’s energy security.
H.E. Al Marar is also a Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council working closely with other local authorities to ensure the optimisation of energy resources in enhancing Abu Dhabi’s competitiveness.
He additionally serves on the boards of the Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One in an advisory capacity besides providing counsel as a member of the Supreme Committee of the Water and Electricity Sector, Committee for Public Projects and Operational Affairs and the Committee for Human Resources and Executive Management. Previously, he gained critical exposure to the world of management, policy-making and regulation at Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, Musanada and ADNOC.
H.E. Al Marar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, USA and an MBA from the UAE University’s College of Business and Economics.
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“The global energy transition is driven by the urgent imperative of climate change and the need to ensure security of supply and sustainable growth. In the UAE, we are committed to accelerating this transition and our portfolio of flagship projects like Masdar and Noor Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest solar PV plant at 1,177 MW installed capacity, as well as the clear targets of 50 percent clean energy in total energy mix by 2050, 70 percent reduction in CO2 emissions we set in the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, are highlights of our efforts to maximize renewables in our energy mix and fast-track our sustainable development agenda.”