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11th Annual ​Dii Leadership Summit 2021

"The Decade of the Acceleration of the Energy Transition in MENA"
Hybrid Event (Live & Virtual)

10-11 November 2021
W Dubai - The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Organised by

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Supported by

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CleanTech Partner

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Strategic Partners

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Lead Partners

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Associated Partners

Supporting Partners

At a Glance


The Event Live Stream

Please click on "PLAY" button to "LIVE Stream" and if you'd like to ask any question please join us through zoom and use chat option

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Meet The Speakers

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Program Day 1

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Program Day 2

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Dii Brochure

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CBC - The Club 2.0

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Dii to drive the CleanTech Decade with "Desertec 3.0"

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Dii Partners' Meeting February 2021

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CBC & Dii Strategic Partnership

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"CleanTech Business Club is connecting people and continents, and together we realize a common mission “No Emissions" as #TogetherWeAreStronger!"

Cornelius Matthes, CBC Chair for Middle East

CEO at Desert Energy, Investor in emission free technologies


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Ad van Wijk

Member of Dii Desert Energy’s Advisory Board, Professor Future Energy Systems, TU Delft

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Anas Almathami

Head – Localization, ACWA Power

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Andreas Bieringer

Managing Director Linde Gas Middle East, Linde

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Chris Cantelmi

Infrastructure Investment, EMENA, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Dan Feldman

Leader, Global Hydrogen Industry Team, Shearman & Sterling

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Dr Stefan Kaufmann

Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

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Dr. Cetin Nazikkol

CEO Asia Pacific Africa Region, thyssenkrupp

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Dr. Sausan Al-Riyami

Director, EJAAD, Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, Oman

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Gåurāb Chatterjea

Head of Hydrogen MENA, Shell

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Hussein Matar

Sen. Director of Business Development, AMEA Power

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Joaquín Rodríguez Jadraque

Fisterra Energy / BLACKSTONE Group

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Jörg Oldorf

COO Industry Service Division, TÜV SÜD

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Lew Evans

CEO, Nexus Resilience Group

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Mohammed Ghazali

Secretary General, Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Morocco

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Paul van Son

President, Dii Desert Energy

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Saurabh Kumar

Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services, Executive Vice Chairperson, EESL

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Yusuf Macun

Managing Partner, Cranmore Partners

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Ali Halabi

Chief Executive Officer, Voltlines

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Andrea Lovato

Executive Vice President & Head of Renewable Development & Green Hydrogen, ACWA Power

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Antonio Iliceto

Chairman, CIGRE Study Committee C1, Power System Development & Economics

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Christof von Branconi

CEO, Global Energy Solutions e. V.

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Daniel Zywietz

Founder & CEO, Enerwhere

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Dr. Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim

Chief Executive Officer, GCC Interconnection Authority Chaher Boulakhras, CEO, Sonelgaz

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Dr. Manfred Schuckert

Head of Automotive Regulatory Strategy, Daimler Truck

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Fadi Maalof

Chief Technology Officer, Dii Desert Energy

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H.E. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali

Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water and Future Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emiratesv

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Jamila Matar

Director Energy, League of Arab States

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Joop Daamen

Sales Manager, Frames

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Karim Megherbi

Director – Transaction Advisory, Dii Desert Energy

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Li Peng

Chief Engineer of CEPRI, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)

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Naveed Tariq

Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Group Innovation Operations, E.ON

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Peter Terium

Managing Director, Energy, Water and Food, NEOM

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Tomasz Slusarz

Founder & Visionary Streamliner, CleanTech Business Club

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Ali Vezvaei

Chief Executive Officer, nd Group

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Andreas Beckers

Country CEO, Executive Board Member, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Egypt

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Basma Bentaher

Senior Director - Project Development, AMEA Power

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Cornelius Matthes

CEO, Dii Desert Energy; CBC Chair for Middle East

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Dimitar Enchev

Co-founder & Director, CWP Global

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Dr. Arnd Köfler

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Executive Board, thyssenkrupp
Steel Europe AG

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Dr. Salim Al Huthaili

Chief Executive Officer - Alternative Energy, OQ, Oman

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Frank Wouters

Chair, MENA Hydrogen Alliance

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Herbert Jost

General Manager Green Hydrogen Deme Concessions NV, DEME Group

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Jan van Ooijen

Senior Vice President International & Advisor to the Board, 2G Energy

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Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

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Katherina Reiche

Chairwoman of the National Hydrogen Council and Chairwoman of the Board of Westenergie AG

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Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi

Director, Asset Management and Technical Services, Masdar Clean Energy, Masdar

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Patrik Farkas

Market Development Manager, Middle East, Wärtsilä

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Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling

Director, Hydrogen Technologies, Fraunhofer ISE

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Valeria Aruffo

Director External Relations, Dii Desert Energy

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Dii Family