Mr Nouicer is a professional graduate hydraulics engineer with over 25 years of experience in the hydraulic analysis and design of pressure pipelines and water supply networks. Since his graduation in 1987, he has been concentrating on dealing with existing pressure problems and their effect on the sound management of water supply networks in order to establish a reliable water supply strategy, based on well founded and justified master plans.
As a Director of desalination and environment (2010 up till now), he has been responsible for the design, preparation of tender documents, and supervision of desalination plan
Directeur Général Adjoint de la SOMAGEP SA depuis Mai 2013. J’ai été Directeur Qualité Sécurité et Environnement de la Société Energie du Mali de Novembre 2003 à Avril 2013.
Président de l’Association Malienne de la Qualité depuis 2009.
Enseignant-Chercheur à l’Ecole Inter-Etat des Ingénieurs de l’Equipement Rural de Ouagadougou EIER de 1998 à 2003.
Master Européen en Ingénierie et Management de l’Environnement de l’EPFL (1999-2000)
Ingénieur du Génie Sanitaire de l’EIER de Ouagadougou (1997-1998)
Ingénieur du Génie Chimique de l’Université de Blida en Algérie (1988-1993)
Rotarien : Président de club et Adjoint du Gouverneur District 9100 (actuel District 9101)
Managing the complete operational cycle (both water and wastewater) in the city of Jeddah.
– Ensure operational stability and continuity
– cascade strategic objectives and KPIs to all levels of operation
– develop & oversee yearly plans to achieve targets.
– review and assess performance of department against company’s objectives
– implement quality control measures on operational activities
– Team management to improve team work and maximize productivity.
Key recent achievements:
– Completed restructuring of the Operations Department (+300 employees)
– implemented quality control measures on key business processes
– developed sub-KPIs to serve strategic KPIs and yearly targets
– Introduced Smart Technology solutions to enhance operational performance (monitoring, auotmation, analysis)
Water Expert, Planner, Remote Sensing Scientist, GIS Specialist, Water Studies Researcher / Hydrogeologist and Geologist, with experience of more than 21 years.
Working at present as Head of Planning Section with Water Department, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), Sharjah, U.A.E.
SEWA, produce and distribute water, electricity and gas to the Emirate of Sharjah which is the second largest Emirate of the U.A.E. However, my responsibilities as follow:
Planning and Coordination works.
Routine responsibilities job of a Hydrogeologist for more than 13 wellfields.
Controlling Water Conservation Issues/drilling permissions. (Water Conservation Law).
o Road Map 2025 for Sharjah City Networks.
o GIS data migration to ArcGIS/WaterGEMS.
o Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) for Sharjah Emirate.
o Groundwater Modelling of Sharjah Emirate.
o R.O. Brine disposal in deep aquifers.
o Reuse of Sewerage water to irrigate Farms.
Associate Professor, Participates in the initial M.Sc. Programme Constructions and Teaching Remote Sensing & GIS Applications and Water Well Technology in the institute of Environment, water & Energy at Ajman University of Science & Technology. Teaching B.A. students Geography, GIS at Al Ghuriar University, Dubai. Also involve in training of students from Ajman, Sharjah and Sharjah American Universities, U.A.E., since 2007 tile date.
Private Consultancy Services for many private companies related to Master Planning, Remote Sensing, GIS, Water and Environment management services.
Alexandra is a senior executive manager, with more than 20 years of experience in the water sector. Her main professional experience is related to water supply and wastewater utilities and engineering consultancy in the fields of Water Resources and Water Services, having participated in various studies and projects in Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Mozambique, Brazil and Guiné-Bissau.
Presently, she is board member of AdP – Águas de Portugal Environmental Services, S.A., the Shared Services Business Unit of AdP Group and also President of AQUASIS – Information Systems, S.A.
Between 1996 and 2001, she worked at FBO – DHV, the Portuguese company of DHV Group, as Director of the Water and Environment Business Unit.
Alexandra was president of the Portuguese Water Resources Association in 2010-2011. In 2009, she was the commissioner of the Portuguese participation in the 5th World Water Forum, in Istanbul. She coordinated the Working Group responsible for the definition of the Portuguese Water Partnership governance model. Presently, she is board member of the Portuguese Water Partnership, an institution to promote the internationalization of the Portuguese Water Sector.
Alexey Yunkevich holds a BSc in economics and masters degree in management from Moscow State University. Before joining Unicon Group , he had extensive experience in the financial sector and investment banking. Since 2003 he has been working for the Unicon Group. He started as a general manager of several projects, than he specialized in real estate development and real estate management . In 2006 Alexey became CEO of Unicon company, specializing in the production of construction materials, made from polysterene and concrete, in the development of technologies for construction materials and different types of construction, and in engineering services for companies. During this time Alexey has been instrumental in the development of new products. Since 2011 he has been a driving force behind enhanced R & D programmes and the move into communal pipeline inspection and rehabilitation , including diagnostics and renovation of pipes by the application of polymer/cement mixes of Unicon’s own development and production . Alexey is a Member of Russian Society of Construction engineers. Alexey was elected as a Board member of Breivoll Inspection Technologies AS in the autumn 2014.
Dr Alistair Clark was appointed in 2001 as Director of the Environment Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The Department consists of approximately 25 environmental and social specialists who undertake environmental due diligence and monitoring of the projects in implementation.
His role includes ensuring that all investments are consistent with the Environmental Policy and Environmental Procedures of EBRD. He is also responsible for providing strategic direction to EBRD with respect to the implementation of the Bank’s environmental mandate and the incorporation of environmental aspects in all sector and country policies and strategies. In addition, he serves on the Energy and Environment Management working group and is vice chairman of the newly formed Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee of the EBRD. He also actively contributes to the Multilateral Financial Institutions Environment Group and represents the Bank at many international agency meetings.
Prior to his appointment he was a Senior Vice President of URS Dames & Moore, a multinational environmental consultancy responsible for major project development. During 15 years at URS Dames & Moore he has worked in over 40 countries and has published extensively in the fields of atmospheric chemistry and environmental impact assessment.
Advisor to the Board/ Head of Network Monitoring Unit
Andrew Donnelly has been Advisor to the Board since 2005 and head of Network Monitoring Unit since 2008 at EPAL, the water company for Lisbon and Tagus valley region of Portugal, with responsibility for implementing and managing water loss control activities. Prior to this, an academic background in Environmental Sciences at Newcastle and Stirling universities was diverted into water loss control in northern Portugal at Águas de Gaia in 2000, followed by a leakage and monitoring project implementation with Atkins & Scottish Water, before a move back to Portugal. In addition, various external consultancy projects have been undertaken, including collaboration with the European Investment Bank and European Commission. Projects have been completed in Mozambique and the Seychelles, along with several on-going projects in Portuguese water companies and the Angolan capital, Luanda.
Chris Peot is the Director of Resource Recovery for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). Mr. Peot will direct the recovery of resources at the Authority by establishing polices, plans and procedures related to the recycling and extraction of value from recovered resources. He will work with the Office of the General Manager to develop and implement the Authority’s innovation master plan and develop and implement plans for long range resource recovery programs.
Additionally, he will manage the Biosolids Reuse Program, including contracts for reuse and product development. Mr. Peot will also work to optimize the reuse of all of the Authority’s underutilized resources, including the biosolids product, with respect to water, energy, carbon and nutrients. Previously, Mr. Peot served as the Biosolids Manager for DC Water. Previously, he served as a consultant in Seattle working on organic waste recycling issues, and prior to that worked on the same issues for the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation.
Mr. Peot is an environmental engineer with more than twenty years experience in wastewater treatment, residuals reuse, and recycling. His work experience includes operations manager for a 1200 ton/day, biosolids reuse program ($17 million annual budget), development for new biosolids reuse options, development of a nationally recognized research program, design/construction inspection/permitting work, and development of an award winning EMS program. In addition, Mr. Peot has worked on innovative organic waste reuse in restoration projects, marketing/public communication strategy, odor monitoring and sampling, and contract writing/procurement/management.
Mr. Peot has a B.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. Civil Engineering from California State University at Long Branch and is a licensed professional engineer.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Education: Master in Environmental Engineering and Master in Environmental Law and Sustainability. Diploma in Investment Projects Structuring and Financing Strategies. Bachelor`s degree: Civil Engineering.
Currently I am consultant of the World Bank and I develop investment programs for the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA). In recent years I have worked in CONAGUA as Director Planning in the Water Basin Agency of the Valley of Mexico. Also in the Special Water and Sanitation Projects Coordination of the Valley of Mexico. Projects: Water Sustainability Program of the Valley of Mexico including Atotonilco WWTP with a capacity of 35 m3/s.
I´ve worked also as Project Manager in the Transboundary Basins Office, in the same institution. Participation in Binational and National Committees for the management, review and supervision of projects of drinking water and sanitation for the cities of the northern border of Mexico. And addressing issues and topics relating to cross-border basins of US-Mexico.
Dr. Sommariva, who was the President of IDA for the term 2011-2013, served as Co-Chairman of the Technical Program for the 2009 IDA World Congress in Dubai.
Dr. Sommariva has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Genoa University and a Diploma in Management from Leicester University. He is an honorary Professor at Genoa and L’Aquila Universities. He has published over 50 papers on desalination leading edge research and economics and published two books on desalination management and economics.
He has been President of the European Desalination Society (EDS) and chairman of the World Health Organization’s committee for safe drinking water from desalination.
In November 2013 Dr. Sommariva was conferred an honorary degree by Herriot Watt University in recognition to his contributions to chemical engineering.
In May 2014 Dr. Sommariva has been conferred by the President of Italy a knighthood with the cross of merit for his work distinguished contribution and career.
Studied law, various political positions in Berlin, lastly as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economics. 2000 he joined the Board of Berlinwasser Group, in charge of the international project development. Today he is Senior Advisor for innovative water solutions, one of the initiators and members of the Board of German Water Partnership, as well as Vice Chairman of the German Asia-Pacific Association (OAV)and board member of German Near Middle East Association and UFZ (Helmholtz Society).:
Dr. Dirk Wittenberg, a German national, was born on 17th of July 1960. His current position is General Manager of REMONDIS Aqua International GmbH in Luenen, Germany. He is responsible for M&A, business development and competitive proposals for international water related activities (PPP, BOT, O&M).
He obtained the academic qualification to doctorate degree level in civil engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 1992 at the University of Hanover, Germany.
After working for different companies in Berlin and Essen he joined REMONDIS Aqua in 2007.
Enrique Cifres is doctor civil engineer with over 25 years experience almost exclusively in water resources, mainly in national agencies.
Since 1984 till 2004 worked in the Jucar River Water Authority (Spain) where took the responsibility in the 1st Flood Warning System in Spain, among others positions as Chief of Construction department, Chief of European Funds Office and Deputy Director.
Since 2004 until 2008 he was the Regional Director of Mediterranean Water National Company (ACUAMED). His position involved planning and financing of the new National Hydrologic MASTER Plan in Valencia (more than 1,500 M€) INCLUUDING THE BIGEST DESALINATION PROGRAM IN SPAIN
Dr. Cifres was teaching on Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at Polytechnic University of Valencia since 1986 until 2005 as associate professor.
Dr Cifres is the Chairman of the International Technical Committee on “Role of Dams in River basins” (ICOLD).
He is author on many papers, publications and conferences both national and international.
Nowadays he is and independent senior consultant on water resources.
Water and Wastewater Concessions in Asia and Middle East.
From creating the deals, to winding up a deal, restructuring a deal and making a difficult PPP deal operationally successful.
“Relationships, Trust and Co-operation matter” is the common theme. Get a robust Contract agreed, then put it on the shelf and talk through problems when they arise.
Specialties: Water and Wastewater PPP and related Contract structures
Fiona is a technophile with a keen interest in innovation and technology development, and has supported the growth of the Technology Approval Group (TAG) model from the outset. As such she is well placed to lead Isle’s European business.
Over the years she has gained considerable experience both in the UK and overseas, working alongside technology companies, end users of technology and investors alike. She has steered collaborative projects, coordinated strategic partnerships and identified and secured appropriate funding sources.
Prof. Francisco Nunes Correia was the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development of the Portuguese Government from 2005 until October 2009. Former President of the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (2004-2005) and National Co-ordinator of the POLIS Programme for the urban renewal and environmental improvement of Portuguese cities (1999-2003). He was also Co-ordinator of the Portuguese National Environment Plan (1993-1995) and Director-General for Natural Resources (1986-1989).
Prof. Nunes Correia got his Ph. D. in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University (USA) and is currently a Full Professor at IST, the main engineering school in Portugal, and President of the Portuguese Water Partnership. He was awarded the Manuel Rocha Prize for Research and the Prize of the Portuguese Water Resources Association. He is Grand Officer of the Order of “Infante D. Henrique”, honorific decoration conferred in 2010 by the Portuguese President of Republic in recognition for the achievements as Minister of Environment, Territorial Administration, and Regional Development.
Consultant of World Bank water projects in South America and environmental projects in Macao (China) during the Portuguese administration. Co-ordinator of several European research projects, notably EUROWATER and WATER 21. Extensive professional experience as researcher, teacher, and consultant in the areas of water resources and environmental management and policy, territorial planning, regional development and governance. Author or co-author of 9 books and more than 130 articles, chapters and technical reports on those areas.
Frank Rogalla is Director of Innovation and Technology of Aqualia in Madrid, Spain, a private utility providing water and wastewater services for more than 25 M people. Previously he was Global Process and Technology Leader for a large Construction and Engineering Contractor, Black & Veatch, based in London, UK.
After his studies of Environmental Engineering in Germany he obtained a MSc degree as a Fulbright student in the US, and worked for almost ten years at the Research Center of Veolia (then Compagnie Generale des Eaux, CGE) near Paris, France. Later he was stationed in New York for Metcalf and Eddy, and for Severn Trent Services in Sao Paulo, Brasil, working on technology transfer and large municipal and industrial infrastructure projects.
His specialty is advanced water and wastewater technology, where he holds a handful of patents and was instrumental in bringing a few high rate treatment systems to full scale for the first time in Brasil, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, UK, US and Venezuela. The consortium he compiled and is leading, www.All-Gas.eu , is implementing one of the large projects of the EU to demonstrate ´Algae to Biofuel´ on a scale of 10 ha.
Senior Vice Preseident (Besix) & DirectorBESIX SANOTEC SA, Six Construct UAE & Ajman
Ghassan Ejjeh is an industry veteran.
His contributions to the industry enabled him to serve as Board member of several water and construction companies and Vice-Chairman of the Arab Belgian Luxemburg Chamber of commerce.
His inspirational personality gained world attention as he advised several governments in ME on water related issues, especially in the field of water reuse and aquifer storage, the most famous being the development of the first ever retail BOT project in the ME with the Government of Ajman.
He is a civil engineering graduate from UMST (Manchester University) along with a post graduate work on Marine structures in Brussels, Belgium.
Harald Kleiven is Head of Business Development at Cambi AS, where he has led sales work for the last 10 years with the world-wide breakthrough of Cambi’s technology for improved sludge and biowaste treatment. Harald has worked with environmental technology for the last 20 years and has a passion to work with nature to turn biological waste to renewable energy and fertilizers using advanced technologies with low environmental impact.
Commercial Director Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Noble holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and a Master’s degree in Environmental Pollution Control. Throughout his career, Noble has held a number of positions with leading organizations serving the environmental capital equipment systems business in EMEA.
Jeff Guild has a wealth of water industry commercial and technical experience gained from engagements with start-ups, investors and large corporations in the dynamic global water space.
A business strategist and water industry leader who knows how to impact the bottom line, Jeff has advised businesses with wastewater treatment technologies, has led technology acquisition and integration projects, and can structure and negotiate strategic alliances, joint ventures and licensing agreements that leverage an organization’s resources.
Jeff has managed technology scale-ups, executed technology commercialization projects, and has held senior process engineering and project management roles in both the municipal and industrial market sectors. He has also assisted clients in making major investment decisions, and was responsible for driving a partnership, licensing arrangement and efficient project execution in the Chinese wastewater treatment market.
Jeff is currently Vice President of Business Development and Professional Services for BlueTech Research, the leading global water market intelligence firm and definitive source for insight, data and news on the transformation of the water sector. He leads the client relations and market expansion portfolios, and enjoys providing corporate foresight to support the needs of BlueTech members.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Bio-Resource Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has authored several published papers, has delivered numerous presentations at water and wastewater conferences, and made significant contributions as a co-author for the Humana Press “Handbook of Environmental Engineering” series.
Jim Southworth is internationally experienced in both executive and operational management of water utilities and has over 36 years’ experience. From 1976 to 1992 Mr Southworth was based in the UK working for North West Water specialising in water utility networks prior to it becoming United Utilities. His responsibilities in the UK encompassed a series of engineering and operational management roles including water distribution manager for the city of Liverpool.
Internationally Mr Southworth has been responsible for a number of successful bids and the management of projects in many countries including: North America (Canada, USA and Mexico), South America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries .
Global director of the Arcadis Big Urban Clients (BUC) program, John is responsible for the organization’s market presence and engagement within the world’s major cities. A frequent traveller and New York City native, he has a proven track record of delivering iconic projects in some of the planet’s most dynamic developed and emerging cities.
Director Strategic Product Management Environmental Technology
Educated Bachelor in process technology and Master in business management.
Started as process technologist and product manager in food processing.
Is working 10 years in wastewater and sludge industry.
As director worldwide responsible for all sales, engineering and project management for all wastewater projects. Current position Director Strategic Product Management
R&D and Innovation. Desalination and Water Treatment.
With passion for water, I have more than 20 years experience in the water industry, with specialisation on membranes, RO desalination and water treatment processes design and optimisation.
My career has been focused on R&D, innovation management and resource planning, to implement the strategic research covering fields on membrane technologies, seawater desalination, water chemistry, drinking water and wastewater and reuse. Funding of R&D projects and building up partnerships with other water industry players, universities and research institutes.
He is PhD in Economics (Open Innovation) and Industrial Engineer.
He has close 20 years of experience in several sectors such as shipbuilding, ICT and R&D; he has led several cutting edge projects related to Water Management and is strongly contributing to business strategic implementation in his company.
Mr. Khalid TAHRI is an electromechanical engineer since 1991 and an MBA laureate of Paris ”Ponts & Chaussées” school since 2002.
He accumulates within the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), 23 years of experience of which 18 years in desalination field.
Nowadays, Mr. Khalid TAHRI is Technical and engineering Director of ONEE-water Branch, responsible, at national level, of design and works supervising of potable water big projects, that are supplied from conventional or non-conventional resources.
In other respects, Mr. Khalid TAHRI contributes, as an international expert, to MENA projects.
Besides, he is the Vice-President of Membranes and Desalination Moroccan Society (SMMD) and participates actively to national and international meetings organized by various associations in water and desalination fields namely IDA, GWI, EDS, ACUWA, …
Leon Awerbuch has been involved in the desalination industry for more than 40 years. He joined Bechtel Group in 1972 in R&D followed by increased responsibilities for power and water programs as Bechtel Vice President and Senior Regional Representative for the Middle East. With 35 years carrier with Bechtel he was in charge of desalination programs involved in R&D, design and engineering as well as EPC of desalination and power projects. As a developer of LET Integrated Upgrading Systems using Nanofiltration membrane softening technology, he was granted numerous patents covering the MED-MSF-RO-NF Integrated Hybrid Technologies. Mr. Awerbuch was one of the early pioneers in Hybrid Power-Desalination concepts, Desalination Aquifer Storage and Recovery (DASR) and Hybrid MSF-MED. Mr. Awerbuch holds 28 patents and has published over 90 technical papers. He was Chairman of Six IDA World Congress including the Co-chairman of the 2009 IDA World Congress in Dubai.
Professor Marek Gromiec has led a number of national and international projects on water
management which has led to the development of a national water policy and pollution control
strategies. As the Chairman of the Polish National Council for Water Management, he has significantly
contributed to reduction of Poland’s pollution into the Baltic Sea.
27 years of international investment banking and private equity experience in London, New York and Moscow. I have spent 23 years working in the former Soviet Union and was one of the pioneers of the private equity industry in Russia. Have spent 10 years developing Northstar Corporate Finance into one of the leading investment boutiques in Russia,and now its expansion into Germany and the Czech Republic. Having opened the Deloitte & Touche Russian operation in 1990, I went on to be Vice President of corporate finance in Eastern Europe and the FSU for the New York investment bank Bear Stearns & Co. In 1993, I set up Anglo-Russian Finance & Investment Corporation in order to help FSU companies gain access to the Western capital markets and shortly afterwards founded the world’s first private equity fund for Central Asia and Siberia and became its CEO. Most recently I was Managing Director of the Alfa Bank private equity operation and was Managing Director, Russia of the German consultancy company, Droege & Co. Before that I was a senior consultant and then manager of Touche Ross & Co., specialising in pan European M & A. I holds a Masters degree from Oxford University and am fluent in Russian, French and German.
Specialties: International cross border M & A, Private Equity in Russia.
Mark Lane is a Director of The UK Water Partnership, a company that was launched in 2015, to promote the development of new water technologies in the UK and to align research in this field more closely with commercial opportunity.
Mark chaired the group of 26 experts who wrote a report in 2014 entitled ” Tapping the Potential: A Fresh Vision for UK Water Technology.”
Mark is Chairman of The Flood Advisory Service, a company that advises homeowners on flood protection measure.
Mark is the immediate past Chairman of British Water, a post that he held for three years.
He is the Principal of Mark Lane Water Consultancy Ltd . He is also a consultant to international law firm Pinsent Masons , where he was a partner for 25 years.
Martin Hochedlinger is responsible for the water treatment department at Hawle Water Technology. He has a master in Civil Engineering and a PhD from the University of Technology Graz. He has more than fifteen years working experience (operator, water treatment). He focuses on sustainable water treatment solutions to minimize operation costs.
Miguel Angel Sanz has 30 years of professional experience in desalination as well as in the fields of drinking water and wastewater. In 1983, he joined the Degrémont group in Spain, where he led the Project Department. From 1992 to 2002, he was Technical and Project Director for the Spanish subsidiary. From 2002 to 2006, he was Desalination Manager and Deputy Technical Director for Degrémont group. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Business Development in Degrémont Iberia. He is currently Director of Development and Innovation of Degrémont, based in France.
Mr. Sanz has been a member of the IDA Board of Directors since 2009 and has been an active member, co-chairing the Technical Programs Committee and also serving as a member of the Operations Committee of the Board of Directors. He has been session Co-chairman in all IDA World Congresses from 2007, and served as a member of the World Congress Technical Committee for the 2013 IDA World Congress in Tianjin, China. He has also served on IDA’s global Energy Task Force, the Site Selection Committee for the 2015 World Congress, and the Awards Committee. He has also been a member of IDA’s Publications, Site Selection 2013 and Membership and Elections Committees.
Mr Chaffi has a background in Urban Hydraulics and joined Beni Saf in 2008 while it was being reconstructed. He started as the Technical Director and in 2012 became the Deputy Director to assist the President-Director General with its functions.
As Projects Manager, I’m Overseeing three desalination projects (PPP basis) total investment of more than USD 900 Million from the business development/concept stage (BOO and BOT basis) to the turn on ; Including promotion, bids evaluation, team management, contracts negotiation, financing, cost control, contracts management (legal, financial & technical), risks assessment, claims analysis, schedule management & catch up, commissioning tests…etc.
Familiar with both private and public expectations, attitudes and approaches.
* Core Competencies
First plan: Management & Projects management, risk assessment, claims Management, Problems resolving, Client care and understanding, dateline respect, Cost control.
Second plan: Project Development. Contract negotiation. Joint-Ventures and Partnerships. Project Financing. BOT structures
Willing to be relocated, I’m looking for new challenges that will boost my career and help me to improve my skills. All that while sharing the same motivation within a team to drive the business in an unexpected success.
* Professional strengths:
– Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
– Very sociable and able to share information and motivation;
– Having the capacity to work within a diverse backgrounds team, serious and dynamic.
– Hard worker and able to work under pressure.
– Able to present and simplify problems for non-technical people.
– Flexibility, positive attitude, persistence and self-motivation.
– Willing to be relocated.
– Monitoring Magtaa & Tenes Projects (Over 750 M US$) from the call for tenders to the contractual Commissioning & Turn On of the plant ( both projects commissioning will start on July 2014)
– Declining a claim to increase the CAPEX & OPEX, and reverse the case to negotiating the O&M contract price.
– Declining a claim of over than 700 days of delay to nothing.
– Declining several claims of over than 70 MUS$.
I am Water Resources Engineer (Ecole Mohammedia d’Ingénieurs / Rabat), M.B.A.(Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées de Paris). I started my professional life in 1990 in private company specialized in water well drilling, then I moved to multinational consortium in charge of construction of AL WAHDA dam (the second dam in africa contract 1 Billion US $) , I joined ONEP in 1993 to responsible of water resources section resources department 2008, during which I conducted many projects on water resources development and planning. Since November 2008, I am responsible R&D department to supervise R&D and innovation project in water sector and sanitation such as Impact of climate change on water resources; the use of renewable energy for water and waste water treatment, water reuse.
Mr. Mubashir Ali has been leading business development activities for Miahona since its inception in 2008. Mr. Ali holds an Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and Master Degree in Construction Engineering & Management. Mr. Ali is an active member of professional societies such as AACE, SCE etc. and holds various professional certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE), Interim Cost Consultant (ICC) and Internal Quality Auditor.
Main professional experience in the field of turn-key contracts for the design, supply, assembly and star-up of water and wastewater treatment plants on Public and Industrial Sectors.
During the last decade performed several roles on Degrémont Portugal and Iberia structures, namely technical design and commercial survey for a large number of projects, negotiation of large accounts contracts in industrial (Pulp and Paper, beverages, dairy…) and public sectors, but also on production department management (15 M€ turnover and team management with more than 25 engineers). It was also responsible to elaborate annual budgets and mid-term forecasts for Headquarter reporting.
Last period on Degrémont Iberia as Country Manager has the Responsibility for the leadership of front-office team (80 persons, 5 operational Directions), for annual budget and revenue (around 18 million Euros/year), for general management, for institutional relationships in Portugal with clients, partners and member of Degrémont Iberia board;
In 2009 moved to Águas de Portugal (AdP) Serviços Ambientais, where is responsible for the Engineering Department with coordination of 18 engineers with responsibilities on strategic planning studies, preparation of tendering documents for supporting AdP Regional Subsidiaries, Implementing AdP project standards, Best practices diffusion inside AdP Group, but also Technical support in the scope of water and wastewater treatment plants projects. The Technical support of Águas the Portugal International is also assured by his team with several country interactions (Greece, Angola and Mozambique).
Business Strategy and Development
Wastewater and water treatment plant design
Industrial Water treatment process (Pulp and Paper, beverages, dairy)
I have a varied experience in my career to date working starting in the Public Analyst laboratory environment to, my current role in the water industry working on a number of wastewater & water treatment projects,.
I started my career as an analytical chemist/section head.Local Quality Manager in the Public Analyst Laboratory – Eurofins Scientific. From here I moved to the Falkland Islands and expanded my career into water and wastewater operations working on both the Water treatment works and water supply system whilst also managing the wastewater treatment works and pumping station and sewerage network and monitoring the total system asset performance.
From the Falkland Island I returned to the UK and studied for a Masters Degree at Cranfield in Water & Wastewater Technology after which I joined Grontmij as a Process Engineer for the next 2 1/2 years working on a number of different projects examining treatment processes, waste water treatment plants and optimising sludge process as well as designing and commissioning treatment works.
After receiving an offer from Yorkshire Water I moved to their wastewater asset policy team where I worked for 18 months before moving to take up a role as Flow Compliance & Regulatory Efficiency Manager at Anglian Water Services
Specialties: Analysis of water and wastewater, Experimental Project Design, Water and Wastewater operational management, Process Engineering (including design and commissioning), MCERTS Flow measurement
The company is a medium size water company within the Czech republic water sector. VaKHB is of a “mixed type”, that means the company owns and operates the water infrastructure assets in its region.
The company was established in 1993 as a result of transformation / privatization of its county based predecessor East Bohemian water co. Majority ownership (89%) the VaKHB Plc is owned by the local municipalities, remaining 11% are private investors – mostly individual physical persons. Base capital of the company is CZK 841.545 mil., equivalent EUR 35.064 (1EUR =24 CZK), company´s own assets are in access of CZK 1.254 bill. , EUR 52.25mill.
Piers Clark is the founder and chairman of Isle Utilities.
Prior, Piers was the first Managing Director recruited into Blackstone’s $1bn water-sector private equity fund, Global Water Development Partners (GWDP). From 2010 to 2014, Piers was the Commercial Director at Thames Water. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Mouchel Regulated Industries, part of Mouchel plc. He led a team of 3000 staff and provided engineering consultancy and operational maintenance services in the water, energy, environment and rail sectors. Piers is the chairman of Isle, and helped establish the Technology Approval Group (TAG) in 2005.
BSc Environmental Science, PhD in Civil Engineering, Member of Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, Member of Institute of Asset Management
-19 years professional experience in the international water sector with consulting and contruction companies – technical specialization in aquifer recharge with reclaimed waste water (planning of schemes and modeling of impacts)
-At present Managing Director of GKW Consult GmbH (formerly Lahmeyer GKW Consult) – before management positions at Bauer AG/Germany and Dorsch Consult/ Germany
-Studies: University of New Mexico/USA; RWTH Aachen/Germany; Phd at Technical University Karlsruhe, Lecturer at Technical University Karlsruhe on project management in water sector projects
Richard Menezes is the Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Utico. His experience lies in the Utilities industry encompassing Public Utilities, EOR, Captive units, T&D, Broad development of Utilities. He has over 23 years on IWP and IWPP sectors in the Middle East. His expertise in IWP and IWPP’s design and modelling for optimising the value chain and making them a consumer focussed model has been successfully implemented when the first “ Non Offtake Guaranteed” IWPP model was successfully implemented at Ras Al Khamaih UAE. This model can easily be adapted to various other sectors and countries to provide reliable, clean, low cost utilities to every sector of a country . He has 25 years of experience and is qualified with a Bsc.in Chemistry.
Having established WRc s.p.a in 1991, the Italian company of WRc group, Roberto Zocchi, born in 1956, master in chemical engineering, has acquired a noticeable experience in business development. He has co-ordinated the strategic alliance between ACEA SpA of Rome, one of the major utility companies in Italy, and the WRc group, becoming Central Director of the Lab, R&D and Engineering activity of the ACEA Group.
He is presently Senior Executive, Water & Environment Area, being responsible of a set of Companies dealing with the treatment and disposal of All the sludge produced by the ACEA Group Water Companies (9 Million inhabitant served)
Other relevant appointments are:
– Member of the Executive Committee of EUREAU (www.eureau.org) the European Federation of National Associations of Water and Wastewater Services.
– Director of the board of WRc plc (UK; www.wrc.plc.co.uk), a leading knowledge-based company with over 80 years’ experience in the international water and environmental field;
Ryan Welsh is a Supervising Engineer in the wastewater treatment division at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati. He oversees the plant engineering group whose focus is assisting operations and maintenance staff to optimize operations at seven large treatment plants, and advises on capital projects. Ryan holds both a Professional Engineer license and a Class 2 Wastewater Operator license in the State of Ohio. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and from MIT.
Sahana Singh is Editor of Asian Water Magazine. Her editorials and articles have been widely appreciated. She is also involved in a campaign to put water and sanitation high in the agenda of Asian governments so that the much-needed reforms in the sector can follow.
Sally C. Gutierrez is the Director of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program within the Office of Research and Development (ORD). This new effort seeks to advance environmental protection in tandem with economic development through the formation of public private partnerships. She has been leading EPA’s efforts to leverage its research and development capability in Cincinnati, Ohio with community based assets to establish the region as a water technology innovation hub and is leading an effort to network water innovation clusters across the U.S.
Prior to this new appointment, she was the Director of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio for 8 years. NRMRL is one of three Federal research laboratories within the US EPA’s ORD and consists of 400 scientists and support staff. The Laboratory is responsible for conducting engineering and environmental technology research to support the Agency in policy and regulatory development and implementation.
As a member of the Senior Executive Service, she holds the highest career rank in the Federal government.
Tadeusz Krężelewski is also the President of Caux Round Table Polska – an association of people who promote ethics in business, people who believe that the world business community should play an important role in the improvement of economic and social living conditions