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Beyond Petroleum: Developments towards Sustainability in the Energy Industry Seminar

About the event

This seminar was organised by the DMCC Energy Club in association with Euro Petroleum Consultants, CMS, Thomson Reuters and DGCX.

Significant progress in technology and reductions in costs have made renewable energy competitive and attractive in its own right. Supported by Government regulation and national targets, global investment in renewables in 2017 was a $300b industry, creating jobs, new industries, reducing emissions and providing affordable energy at predictable prices. This seminar looked at some of the initiatives taken in the UAE and beyond which are driving rapid change, leading to renewable energy and a sustainable future.

Event details


Almas Conference Centre


9:00am - 12:15pm, 09 Oct 2018


AED158 including VAT

Free for energy club members and DMCC Energy companies only.

Additional Information


0830 - 0900

Registration & Breakfast

0900 - 0910

Belal Jassoma, Head of Business Development, DMCC
Welcome by DMCC

0910 - 0935

Alia Busamara, Chief Sustainability Officer, Emirates National Oil Company
Building a Sustainable Model for Future Generations

0935 - 1000

Bennett Abraham Vergese, Production Plant Manager, Lootah Biofuels

Latest Project Update

1000 - 1030

Networking Break

1030 - 1055

Dr Ali Awadh Salem Al Amoudi, Former Sustainable Development Advisor (SDA) to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Renewable Energy in Abu Dhabi: The Story of Shams 1

1055 - 1120

Daniel Zywietz, Founder & CEO, Enerwhere
Commercial-scale Solar Applications in the Middle East & Africa

1120 - 1145

Sami Khoreibi, CEO, Enviromena Power Systems

1145 - 1215

Moderator: Sami Khoreibi, CEO, Enviromena Power Systems
Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A


Close of Seminar


Alia Ali Busamra
Ms. Alia has over 15 years experience in the energy industry. She heads the Group Sustainability Office in ENOC and she is the Vice Chairman of ENOC Energy & Resource Management Technical Committee. She represents the Group on the Dubai Executive Demand Side Management Committee and Dubai Carbon Abatement Technical Committee. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, an international Diploma in Environmental Management, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences.

Alia is responsible for developing, deploying and implementing sustainable strategies across the ENOC Group in line with UAE Government directives and the approved ENOC Group Sustainability Charter.


Dr Ali Awadh Salem Amoudi
An Environmental Specialist with 35 years experience in the field of Environment. As a former Sustainable Development Advisor(SDA) to the UNDP (among 41 SDA’s worldwide) he has contributed positively in developing a vision, capacity building and HR talent development via training and fund-raising aspects in Kuwait, Yemen & UAE. He had experienced preparing strategies for maintaining sustainability in all environmental issues in Yemen economical needs.

Currently, working as Senior Environmental Engineer at Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (TAKREER)/ADNOC, he is responsible of all environmental & sustainability issues at the Corporate and 2 Refineries at Abu Dhabi & Ruwais (Air Quality Monitoring Systems, AirEmissions; Flare Reduction; CO2 Emissions; GHG emissions; CDM project coordination, and Waste Oil treatment). He is also, working for 10 years with the Federal Environmental Agency (FEA) in Abu Dhabi - UAE, and is responsible for various environmental issues including alternative and renewable energy & green fuels, oil pollution studies (marine), air pollution, waste management, as well as protected areas, biodiversity and wildlife. Having spent more than 25 years (in the GCC) in the field of Environmental Research and Management, he has the vision to sustain and develop environmental sustainability and one potential field is Future Energy projects, which is a high priority concern. During his work with FEA contributed in preparing the National Environmental Strategy and National Environmental Action plan (NES/NEAP) as well as Federal Environmental Law No. (24) for 1999.


Daniel Zywietz
As the CEO of Enerwhere, Daniel Zywietz, is building the world’s first distributed utility, based on Enerwhere’s modular solar-hybrid power solutions.

Daniel has a decade of experience in management consulting, banking and entrepreneurship in Europe and the Middle East, with a focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability topics.

Prior to founding Enerwhere, Daniel held roles at led Ambata Capital’s Middle East operations and was a member of Booz & Company’s Low Carbon & Sustainability group in the Middle East and A.T. Kearney’s Utility practice in Europe.

Aiming to promote the growth of the clean energy industry in the Middle East, Daniel is a regular public speaker on renewable energy topics and serves on the Board of the MENA Clean Energy Business Council.

Daniel holds a master’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University and is the co-author of several studies on the potential for renewable energy in Europe and the Middle East.


Charles Dolphin
An associate within the EPC Group. Charles advises primarily on strategic energy and infrastructure projects, most notably in the water and power sector. Charles has a strong understanding of the required procurement processes for infrastructure projects in the Middle East and particularly in Oman. In Legal 500 EMEA Charles is described as “responsive and clear in his advice” and as someone who “provides excellent service”. In Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and 2018 for Projects and Energy in Oman Charles was ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’.


Sami Khoreibi, CEO and Founder, Enviromena Power Systems
Sami Khoreibi, Chief Executive and Founder of Enviromena Power Systems, has led the company to become a regional leader in the clean energy sector.

Enviromena was the first solar EPC firm in the Middle East and has expanded to have more than 175 megawatts of solar power projects in operation and another 500MW under construction spanning nine countries.

Sami was the driving force behind the company being the first renewable energy firm in the MENA region to receive international venture capital in 2008. And last year, he facilitated Enviromena’s acquisition by a major UK pension fund, marking another regional first.

Sami has 14 years of experience in the energy sector and has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Top 5 Arab Innovators by MIT and Top 100 Most Influential Arabs under 40 by Arabian Business.

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