Our Executive Team
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer.
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi leads the strategic development of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), today a leading global commercial enterprise in renewable energy and clean technologies.
A company veteran, he has played an instrumental role in the company’s emergence over the last decade, both as a catalyst for renewable energy in the Arab world and as an early adopter of advanced clean technologies at scale in key international markets.
Joining Masdar as Head of Internal Audit & Compliance in 2008, Mr Al Ramahi established the firm’s enterprise risk management function, before being appointed Director of Corporate Services & Financial Affairs in March 2011 and then Chief Financial Officer in December 2012.
Mr Al Ramahi served as Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2016, driving substantial bottom line growth and operational efficiencies across the organisation.
In February 2016, Mr Al Ramahi succeeded Dr Ahmad Belhoul as CEO. His appointment coincided with Masdar’s 10th anniversary and further expansion of the firm’s commercial portfolio, including the ramping up of construction at the flagship sustainable urban community Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, and the award of a number of large-scale renewable energy projects.
Under Mr Al Ramahi’s leadership, a Masdar-led consortium was chosen to develop the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai in partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), after quoting a record-low price for solar power of 2.99 US cents per kilowatt-hour.
The photovoltaic (PV) project will be the largest solar power plant in terms of electricity output when completed in 2020.
Mr Al Ramahi is a member of the Masdar Investment Committee and serves on the board of a number of prominent corporations, joint ventures and special entities, including Shuaa Energy 2 PSC, the company developing the DEWA 800MW project, and the UAE-based district cooling firm Tabreed.
Before joining Masdar, Mr Al Ramahi ran the internal audit and risks management function of Abu Dhabi Gas industries Limited (GASCO). He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration & finance from the University of Evansville in the United States.
Niall Hannigan, Chief Financial Officer
In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Niall Hannigan brings to the CFO role more than 25 years’ experience in accounting, auditing, financial management, risk management, business and financial strategy, financing, commercial negotiation and business development. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
In addition to his Masdar role, Mr Hannigan serves on the following Masdar-related boards:
- Masdar City Services LLC
- Masdar Energy Holding LLC
- Masdar Energy Limited
- Masdar Holding LLC
- Masdar Energy UK Limited
- Masdar Offshore Wind UK Limited
- Masdar Energy B.V.
- Masdar Solar & Wind Cooperatief U.A.
- Enviromena Power Systems LLC
Having worked in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and on the Indian subcontinent, Mr Hannigan has strong international and multicultural experience, and thrives on working in diverse geographies and marketplaces.
He is a business-focused finance executive with a strategic mind-set and a commercial outlook, having developed his skills across a variety of sectors, including renewable energy, real-estate development and services, asset management, and manufacturing sales and distribution.
Prior to joining Masdar, Mr Hannigan served as CFO for Zabeel Properties from 2008 to 2010 and was responsible for advising the board on the medium to long-term development strategy, including asset positioning, funding, development phasing, optimal development mix (across asset classes and income streams), and asset disposition strategies. He also directed business development, risk management and commercial asset management activities, while heading key commercial and financial negotiations on behalf of the company.
Mr Hannigan was the regional CFO for Emaar Properties from 2005 to 2008. He managed the financial and risk management of the company’s international real-estate development operations throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.
Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Executive Director, Clean Energy
Bader Saeed Al Lamki is responsible for steering and guiding the teams within Masdar Clean Energy to achieve performance excellence in all areas of investment, green field development and operations for large-scale Renewable Energy Utility Projects, Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage, and Industrial Energy Efficiency solutions. He also oversees Masdar’s Special Projects team and its growing portfolio of off-grid renewable energy projects in the MENA region and international markets.
A UAE national, Mr. Al Lamki brings 17 years of outstanding industry experience to Masdar Clean Energy having joined Masdar in February 2008.
Earlier, Mr. Al Lamki worked as Senior Project Manager with the Carbon Unit as well as in Masdar Power. Prior to Masdar, Mr. Al Lamki led a multi-disciplinary team on a strategic initiative at ADMA-OPCO that worked towards increasing oil production to nearly one million barrels per day.
He has also worked for the French oil major Total, based in Paris, as Development Planning Engineer, conducting prospect evaluation for the ultra-deep water (1,400 – 1,700 metre) oil reservoir (Block 32) in Angola. He was also involved in the NKOSSA field gas handling facilities for a de-bottlenecking project in Congo.
Mr. Al Lamki is currently the Chairman of Shams 1 Company, a joint venture between Masdar and Total. He also sits on the board of Torresol Company (Spain), Dudgeon (UK), as well as Tafila Company (Jordan).
As a member of the SPE Industry / University Advisory Committee from 2006 – 2008, Mr. Al Lamki contributed to enhancing the quality of University Faculty and advancement of R&D in the MENA region. He was also co-chairman of the Vision programme for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also chaired the selection committee of Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) for three years 2012-2014. Mr. Al Lamki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the UAE University.
Yousef Ahmed Baselaib, Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate
Yousef Ahmed Baselaib is Executive Director of Masdar’s Sustainable Real Estate division and its flagship project Masdar City, a ‘greenprint’ for the sustainable development of our future cities.
He is responsible for driving the overall growth and direction of Masdar City’s initiatives, strategic partnerships, the development of research and innovation clusters within the City, and developing future opportunities in sustainable urban development in the MENA region and beyond.
Previously, Mr. Baselaib served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Masdar, with responsibility for ensuring the company’s strategic alignment with Masdar’s mandate to support the diversification of the economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
Prior to that role, he was seconded from Masdar to the UAE-Egypt Task Force (ETF), where he worked directly with the UAE Minister of State H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber to execute numerous developments and infrastructure projects designed to support Egypt’s social and economic stability.
With around two decades of operational experience, Mr. Baselaib has also specialised in supply chain management for both the construction and oil & gas sectors. Prior to joining Masdar in 2008, Yousef served as a senior manager for Dubai Properties, and as Head of Registration at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd, or GASCO. Mr. Baselaib graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Ahmed Baghoum, Executive Director, Human Capital & Services
Ahmed Baghoum is Executive Director of Human Capital & Services. He has overall responsibility for talent acquisition and development at Masdar and optimising its UAE national workforce. He also leads the company’s corporate services activities.
Mr. Baghoum was previously Director of the City Zone at Masdar City, with a focus on improving the customer experience. He also oversaw the Special Economic Zone functions within Masdar City including registration, licensing and permitting.
Before joining Masdar City, Mr. Baghoum was Executive Director – Customer Operations for the Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority, which includes Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village. His role was to provide leadership to the client interface and support departments functioning under the Customer Operations Division, ensuring that they were industry leaders in production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources. Thereby promoting revenue enhancement, profitability and growth in the organization.
He also led the re-engineering of the Government Service Operations Department, where he helped develop and implement new concepts within the online services and devised innovative value-added services by creating new partnerships and alliances with key government entities.
Mr. Baghoum holds an MBA from Texas Tech University. He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management and Management Concepts from Regis University in the United States.
Dr. Nawal Al Hosany, Executive Director, Sustainability & Brand
Dr. Nawal Al Hosany leads the development of Masdar’s sustainability benchmarks and policies and ensures the company adheres to the highest standards of ethics and best practice. She also heads the marketing & communications department responsible for building and safeguarding the company’s global brand, and oversees the implementation of the objectives, mandate and strategic direction of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor and member of the External Advisory Board at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
Dr. Al Hosany has been published in international journals and newspapers, including the International Journal of Management of Environmental Quality, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Renewable Energy, and the International Journal of Renewable Energy Engineering.
Throughout her career, Dr. Al Hosany has been an active member of various boards in the UAE and around the world including the Advisory Panel for the Momentum for Change initiative of the UNFCCC, the Troika Plus of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change, and the Energy Efficiency Global Forum.
Dr. Al Hosany is the program director of the UAE-led Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative, which aims to encourage more women to be involved in innovative solutions to the world’s energy and climate challenges. She also served as Sherpa to the UN Secretary General High Level Group for ‘The Sustainable Energy For all’ initiative for its Principle, HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chairman of Masdar.
In 2015, Dr. Al Hosany received the Arab Woman Award, recognising inspirational, talented and deserving Arab women, in the Energy category and she was named as one of the 40 most influential Emiratis who have helped shape the emirate by Abu Dhabi Magazine in 2011. She has received several medals and accolades for her professional achievements, including a Chevening Fellowship from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Emirates Business Women Award in the Professional and Career Achievements category.
Prior to assuming her current roles, Dr. Al Hosany held senior leadership positions with the General Headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Police, including Head of Design and Studies in the Engineering Department. In 2007, she became the first-ever female Deputy Director in the Abu Dhabi Police.
Craig Heschuk, General Counsel
Craig Heschuk is a Canadian lawyer and has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1989. He has practiced law in diverse areas of the energy sector for over 25 years. Mr. Heschuck joined Masdar in 2008 and provides advice across the range of activities that the company undertakes including the renewable power project development business and the real estate business as well as Masdar Institute university. He also is responsible for governance and compliance matters, acts as Secretary to Masdar’s Investment Committee and assists the management team with strategy as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Heschuk has extensive experience in international project development having spent over 15 years living and working in the Middle East, South America and Asia including an assignment as General Counsel to Mubadala’s upstream oil and gas business in Singapore. Before embarking on his international career he worked as in-house counsel with one of Canada’s largest publicly traded energy companies, TransCanada Corporation, in the mid-stream, petrochemical and gas processing businesses where he developed his appreciation for international work and the cross-cultural aspects of global business while assigned to projects in Chile, Bolivia and Australia.