• March 10 - 14, 2025

H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Managing Director and CEO

Since 2008, Mohamed Al Hammadi has lead the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in successfully delivering the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, focusing on the implementation of the highest national regulations and international standards of safety, security, quality, transparency and non-proliferation. Al Hammadi's management responsibilities include leading the organization towards the common goal of powering the future growth of the UAE through the safe and efficient deployment of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the UAE and Arab World’s first nuclear energy plant. The first unit of the Barakah plant was started up and connected to the UAE grid in 2020, making it the first in the Arab World, and the UAE the 31st nation to use nuclear energy for electricity generation globally. Al Hammadi leads ENEC, and oversees its Joint Venture subsidiaries: Nawah Energy Company, which is responsible for operating and maintaining the Barakah plant, and Barakah One Company, which manages the financial and commercial interests of the project. Over 3,000 people work across the organizations, spanning over 50 nationalities, making it one of the most multicultural and multinational energy projects globally. Al Hammadi has a strong background in power and utility projects, including management, construction, finance and administration. Prior to joining ENEC, Al Hammadi was General Manager of the UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) where he led a transformational management process focused on the implementation of best practices and international standards to the authority. Al Hammadi is a member of the World Association of Nuclear Operators' (WANO) Governing Board of its Atlanta Centre. He is also a member of the American Nuclear Society, and the Project Management Institute (USA). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA), the International Council on Large Electric Systems, and the Engineers Association of the UAE. In 2019, Al Hammadi received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Ajou University, Republic of Korea. Al Hammadi gained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA.

Sessions With H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Thursday, 21 March

  • 09:05am - 09:45am (CST) / 21/mar/2024 02:05 pm - 21/mar/2024 02:45 pm

    Technology Choices for the Future

    Innovation & Technology

    The global energy system is in the early stages of major technological transformation. Companies, policy makers and investors around the world are accelerating the pace of innovations and investments in new technologies. There are many challenges ahead—scaling new technologies, investing in infrastructure such as smart grids and removing regulatory barriers. What technological solutions are ready for commercial deployment today? How do we balance focus between supply side and demand side?Are there any game-changing technologies that are not on our horizon? How will AI impact the pace of energy innovation? Can technology and innovation create the breakthroughs needed to accelerate the energy transition or will non-technical factors keep slowing things down?