Board of Management

The Board of Management is FANR's decision-making body and is appointed by a resolution of the UAE Cabinet.

The Board of Management appoints the Director General and is responsible for making key decisions at FANR.

The Board of Management consists of the following individuals:

H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi

H.E obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

Professional Experience
Al Suwaidi started his career with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as an Engineer and later held several Senior Management positions, including Director of Exploration and Production, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the ADNOC Group from 2011 to 2016.
He was a member of the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), the oil decision-making body in the UAE, until 2021.
He also held Board Member positions of several federal and local government organizations/entities, including the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR), Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy initiative.

H.E. Ambassador Hamad Ali Al Kaabi
Deputy Chairman

H.E Yousif Ahmed Al Ali
Board Member

Mr. Al Ali holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the IE Business School in Madrid, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from UAE University, in addition to being a certified Project Management Professional.

Professional Experience
H.E. Yousif Al Ali is responsible for steering and guiding the teams within Masdar Clean Energy to achieve performance excellence in all areas of investment, greenfield development, bidding, mergers & acquisitions, asset management and operations for large-scale renewable energy projects locally and globally. He also oversees Masdar’s Energy Services activities, and its growing portfolio of energy efficiency projects and off-grid renewable energy projects in the MENA region and international markets.
He is also the chairman of Shams Power Company, a joint venture between Masdar (51%), ADRPBF (29%) and Total (20%). His role involves directing and managing all development and operational activities related to the 100MW Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant.
H.E. also serves as the chairman of WBEG TESLA Wind Company. In addition, he sits on the Boards of Jordan Wind Power Company (JWPC), Krnovo Green Energy (KGE), and Baynouna Solar Energy PSC and has previously worked as a plant Engineer for Abu Dhabi Polymers at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
He joined Masdar early 2007 as a project manager, and was later seconded to Torresol Energy in Spain, where he led the delivery of three CSP plants: Gemasolar, Valle 1 and Valle 2, which have a total combined capacity of 120MW. He was then seconded to Shams Power Company, and led the delivery the 100 MW CSP plant from origination stage to operations. He also served as Director of Business Growth with the Clean Energy division before being appointed as Acting Executive Director.

H.E. Mrs. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak
Board Member

H.E. Al Mubarak holds an MSc in Public Understanding of Environmental Change from the University College London, UK and a BA (Hons) in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

Professional Experience
H.E. Razan Al Mubarak is Managing Director of the Environment Agency ‐ Abu Dhabi (EAD), a government agency responsible for all environmental regulation, conservation and promotion of sustainable development in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Al Mubarak serves as a board member of numerous interconnected environmental influencers and stakeholders within the UAE, including the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture.
She serves as an Advisory Board member of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, and a Board member of Panthera (a charity devoted to conserving 40 species of big cats and their habitats around the world) and the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy Initiative (WiSER).
H.E. Al Mubarak’s career has focused on environmental conservation and protection, with government organizations and civil societies with a strong interest in species conservation. She helped establish Emirates Nature in association with WWF (EN‐WWF) in 2001 and is currently its Managing Director.
She is also the founding Managing Director of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund) – one of the world’s largest foundations supporting direct species conservation.

H.E. Dr. Abdul Qader Ebrahim Alkhayat
Board Member

He graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, in 2003 with PhD in Forensic Chemistry (Molecular Biology). He had an MSc in Forensic Science (MS-FOS) from City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA, in 1989, and a BSc in Science (Biology) from the United Arab Emirates University in 1983.

Professional Experience
H.E. Dr. Alkhayat retired as a brigadier (Dubai Police) – Director General of Dubai Police's General Department of Forensic Sciences (1983 – 2005); biologist, DNA and crime scene expert. He participated in many committees and conferences).
He served as a faculty member of Dubai Police College/Dubai Police Academy, where he taught the subject of Forensic Science and also taught in the College's MA program (1991-2013).
In 2005, H.E. Dr. Alkhayat served as the executive Director of Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park, where he established a comprehensive strategy, infrastructure and the necessary motivating environment to develop biotechnology and economy in the region.
He established and directed Al Mijhar Consultations and Research Company, Al Mazalla Healthcare Management and Al Tadawi Medical Centre (2008 – 2017). In addition he was the Chairperson of Erada Centre for Treatment and Rehab Board of Management from 2016 until 2018 (established the centre, developed strategies and provided technical and administrative oversight).
H.E. is a Member of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Board of Management (2005 02917), Chairperson of the Information Technology and Telecommunication Development Fund (2009 – 2017) and a Member of the Higher Committee for the Smart Learning Programme (2012 -2017).

H.E. Dr. Ali Mohamed Shaheen Ahmed
Board Member

Obtained a BSc Degree with honors in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, UK. June 1995 and a PhD in Chemistry in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK December 1999.

Professional Experience
Dr. Shaheen joined the General Department of Forensic Sciences, Dubai Police (March 2000) worked in the Forensic Chemistry department. This allowed him to employ his knowledge and skills to undertake complex chemical analysis and apply his knowledge of analytical chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry in order to serve law enforcement in the Emirate.
He was appointed Head of training, research and development for the entire forensic science department in 2003 to oversee the HR development process and be responsible for keeping the analytical procedures up to date and in line with international practices and developments.
In 2007 he took up the post of Executive Director at Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), Dubai, United Arab Emirates to set up alternative energy and nanotechnology research program.
In January 2011 Dr. Shaheen was given the task of setting up an advanced Forensic Science Laboratory to technically support the forensic science research efforts of Dubai police. He is currently directing this lab.

H.E Essa AbdulRahman Al Hashemi
Board Member


Mr. Al Hashmi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Higher colleges of Technology in Association with the Northern Western American Education Association. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Higher colleges of Technology Majored in Transportation in addition to a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Higher colleges of Technology Majored in Transportation.

Professional Experience

Mr. Essa AbdulRahman Al Hashemi works in the Food Security and Water Office. He has more than 13 years of experience in strategy development and implementation covering a wide range of sectors including infrastructure development, transportation and roads, environment management, food security, green development and quality infrastructure. In his current role, he oversees development of the national food security strategy in the UAE and adoption of technologies and their utilization in the agri-business sector, and facilitates the development of the country’s food security agenda.
He previously worked with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology as the Director of Conformity Affairs and Chief Innovation Officer. He also served as Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Water. Before that, he was the Director of Green Development and Chief Innovation Officer at the ministry. He also held senior positions at the Roads and Transport Authority, including the post of the Director of Planning and Business Development – Public Transport Agency.

H.E Ahmed Salem Al Shamsi
Board Member

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