Masdar Executive Team

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi is the Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, a global clean energy powerhouse active in over 40 countries. 

Under his leadership, Masdar has developed into one of the fastest-growing renewable energy companies in the world, with a combined global project portfolio of 15 GW of clean energy capacity and investments valued at over US $20 billion.

Mr. Al Ramahi joined Masdar in 2008 and has held senior leadership positions in the company for nearly a decade and a half, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to his appointment as CEO in 2016. 

In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Al Ramahi holds a number of prominent board positions. He is Chairman of the Masdar Investment Committee, Vice-Chair of the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goals, and serves on the Board of Directors for Masdar, Mubadala Health, Emirates Waste to Energy Company, the Catalyst, and Shuaa Energy 2 PSC, the company developing phase 3 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

A natural collaborator, Mr. Al Ramahi is also an active member of several groups dedicated to facilitating strong international cooperation in the fields of business and sustainability. These include the French Business Group, Australian Business Group, the US-UAE Business Council, and the Sustainable Markets Initiative Taskforce for Energy Transition.

Mr. Al Ramahi holds a Bachelor of Science 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 30 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.

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 mindset 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.

In addition to his role in Masdar, Mr Hannigan serves on several Masdar-related boards, including Masdar Energy UK Limited; Masdar Offshore Wind UK Limited; Masdar Offshore Wind Scotland Limited; Masdar Energy B.V. (MEBV) Holland; Masdar Solar & Wind Cooperatief U.A. (MSWC) Holland; Jordan Wind Project Company PSC (Tafila); Baynouna Solar Energy Company (BSEC) Jordan, and Tesla Wind (WEBG), Serbia,  Krnovo Green Energy D.O.O (KGE) Montenegro; Emirates Solar Power Company LLC; Masdar City Services LLC; Masdar Energy Holding LLC; Masdar Energy Limited; and Masdar Holding LLC.

 

Fawaz Hadi Salem Ali Al Muharrami, Acting Executive Director, Clean Energy, Masdar

Fawaz Hadi Salem Ali Al Muharrami is Acting Executive Director for Masdar’s Clean Energy division, where he is responsible for steering and guiding teams to achieve performance excellence in 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.

Mr. Al Muharrami was previously the Director, Delivery, Bids and Supply Chain for Clean Energy. Mr. Al Muharrami joined Masdar in 2009 as an engineering manager at Hydrogen Power Abu Dhabi, and subsequently managed delivery of the Port Victoria Wind Power Project, a 6 MW wind farm in the Seychelles launched in June 2013. Additionally, he was involved in securing the 117 MW Tafila wind farm in Jordan, and a 50 MW wind farm in the Sultanate of Oman, the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC. He later served as the Executive Managing Director of the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, an 800 MW project won by a Masdar-led consortium that set a new world record for the lowest solar tariff in June 2016 and delivered the project successfully in 2020.

Mr. Al Muharrami also serves as a board member for the Dumat Al Jandal 400 MW wind project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sharjah Waste to Energy project and the MBR Phase III project. He also served on a number of advisory committees for projects like the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK and the ESI Carbon Capture project in Abu Dhabi.

Before joining Masdar, Mr. Al Muharrami worked for nine years in the oil and gas industry, including being project leader at the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO). He also served as senior process engineer in the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), and worked on numerous projects for clients such as the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGCL) of India and Iran Oil Company (IOC), among others.

Mr. Al Muharrami holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, where he earned the distinction with highest honor. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Chemical Engineering with distinction.

Ahmed Baghoum, Acting Executive Director, Masdar City

As Acting Executive Director of Masdar City, Ahmed Baghoum oversees the development and operations of the City. He is responsible for driving its strategy for sustainable growth, as well as its innovation-focused initiatives, partnerships, and R&D cluster.   

A Masdar veteran, Mr. Baghoum joined the company in 2009 as Director of the Free Zone at Masdar City, where he oversaw all Special Economic Zone functions.   

He then took the role of Executive Director of Human Capital & Services at Masdar. In this position he led the department on talent acquisition, development, and optimizing the company’s UAE national workforce. He also led the company’s corporate services activities.  

Prior to joining Masdar, Mr. Baghoum was Executive Director of Customer Operations at the Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority. This included Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village. There he led the client interface and supported departments in the Customer Operations Division. He also led the reengineering of the Government Service Operations Department, where he helped develop and implement innovative servicing concepts, by creating new partnerships with key government entities.     

Mr. Baghoum holds an MBA from Texas Tech University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management and Management Concepts, from Regis University in the United States.   

Dr Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, Executive Director, Brand & Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz is the Executive Director of Brand and Strategic Initiatives at Masdar. She is responsible for leading the company’s communication and branding strategies and implementing an effective stakeholder engagement strategy to build, strengthen and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to advance the organisation’s business and corporate social responsibility goals.

In her current role, Dr. Fawwaz serves as director of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, an annual award that accelerates the development of sustainable solutions that promote prosperity across the world; leads Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings; serves as 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; and oversees Masdar’s youth outreach initiatives, which aim to inspire and empower the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Prior to joining Masdar, Dr. Fawwaz was the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the world’s first graduate level university dedicated to advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

Dr. Fawwaz graduated from the George Washington University with a Doctorate in higher education administration and a Master’s degree in Information System Technology.

Dr Nikolas Meitanis, Acting Executive Director, Strategy & Corporate Development

Dr Nikolas Meitanis joined Masdar in 2010 to work on the Abu Dhabi Carbon Capture and Storage Network project and other carbon market related activities. Over the years he has held various commercial, investment management, and strategy roles.

In his most recent assignment, Dr Meitanis supported the Masdar CEO and C-suite on a variety of initiatives, including strategy formulation, business development, stakeholder engagement, and had various managerial responsibilities.

Other professional experience includes strategic management consulting with BCG and Roland Berger.

Dr Nikolas holds a PhD in low energy nuclear physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jonathan Evans, General Counsel, Legal, Masdar

Jonathan Evans is General Counsel for Masdar, where he has oversight of the Legal team, who provide the company’s legal guidance, governance and compliance requirements.

Mr. Evans was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Emirates Global Aluminium from 2014 – 2020, leading both the Company's Legal and Compliance teams. Prior to that, Mr. Evans was part of Mubadala's Legal and Compliance Department and was seconded to Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC, from 2008 to 2013, where he served as General Counsel.

Before joining Mubadala, Mr. Evans specialized in energy and infrastructure projects and the legal and regulatory reform of energy markets at Norton Rose where he worked between 1997 and 2007.

Mr. Evans studied Law at the Polytechnic of Wales, was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1990, and practiced as a barrister in chambers from 1990 to 1996. He holds a Master's degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University and a Master's degree in Law from King's College London.