• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Imtiaz Mahtab


Founding Partner

At the forefront of hypergrowth, organizational restructuring, and transformation across energy, renewable energy, energy transition, and high-tech sectors, you will find Imtiaz Mahtab.

Imtiaz has led growth and restructuring initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and sovereign funds to help them scale across 4 continents with a keen focus on ESG, DE&I, and digitalization that significantly improved their market cap. Most importantly, he has completed multibillion-dollar M&A deals, investment projects, and programs to drive organic/inorganic growth, business performance improvement, and sustainable change. He is a speaker, presenter, thought leader, and communicator on sustainability and economic development.

Currently, as co-founder of Hydeal, he supports the organization in developing multibillion-dollar green hydrogen and low carbon fuel projects across Europe.  Over the past years, Imtiaz has been working extensively with various key stakeholders in the MEA, CIS and APAC regions towards delivering its ambition of being the leading player in the energy transition and renewable energy sector with local content and talent development. Notably, as President and CEO of leading companies in the region, Air Liquide, CIM/CalPERS portfolio company, Air Products, ACWA Power Industrial Investment company (a PIF portfolio company) and KONE, he executed over US$25 billion of foreign investment to develop and execute mega investment projects such as Gasification, Green Hydrogen, and various Renewable Energy Projects.

Imtiaz co-chaired the “Energy, Sustainability and Climate” taskforce for B20 Saudi Arabia in 2020 and was part of the B20 KSA Executive committee. He was instrumental in developing both the policy recommendations and policy actions for G20 that were widely accepted by the B20 countries. Imtiaz is deeply passionate about developing technology and talents locally in the regions towards the development of smart cities, sustainability, and technology sectors.  

A US national, and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, Imtiaz also holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Rutgers University in USA, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in USA. He is an avid reader and traveller. Imtiaz is engaged with various non-profits dedicated to improving literacy, empowering women through entrepreneurship (microfinance), and preventing childhood blindness.

Sessions With Imtiaz Mahtab

Thursday, 9 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 03:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 04:00 pm

    Hydrogen's Role in Decarbonizing Steel

    Iron is found on earth as ore that needs to be reduced and refined to produce steel. Utilizing hydrogen, new technologies like direct reduction of iron offer pathways to decarbonization. How quickly can steel manufacturing reduce its emissions? What opportunities exist to reduce the emissions of mining iron ore?