Chairman of the Department of Energy
HE Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar
His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), the government body mandated to enable the UAE capital’s energy transition towards a more sustainable future.
His appointment to one of the most important and pioneering leadership roles within Abu Dhabi’s energy sector draws from his vast sector expertise to guide the DoE since inception as it formulates and implements public policies to create an ecosystem that enhances Abu Dhabi’s energy security.
H.E. Al Marar is also a Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council working closely with other local authorities to ensure the optimisation of energy resources in enhancing Abu Dhabi's competitiveness.
He additionally serves on the boards of the Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One in an advisory capacity besides providing counsel as a member of the Supreme Committee of the Water and Electricity Sector, Committee for Public Projects and Operational Affairs and the Committee for Human Resources and Executive Management. Previously, he gained critical exposure to the world of management, policy-making and regulation at Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, Musanada and ADNOC.
H.E. Al Marar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, USA and an MBA from the UAE University’s College of Business and Economics.
HE Eng. Mohammed Juma bin Jarsh Al Falasi
His Excellency Mohammad Juma Bin Jarsh Al Falasi is Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), a government body mandated to enable the UAE capital’s energy transition towards a more sustainable future. Considered by industry peers as a foremost authority in the power and water sectors, he has been instrumental in driving the DoE’s mandate and rolling out its vision to power Abu Dhabi’s economy, sustain its people and protect its environment.
He has more than 24 years’ experience incorporating leadership positions at TRANSCO, Emirates Water & Electricity Company, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company and DEWA. He also serves on several boards such as the GCC Interconnection Authority, and the Water Treatment Committee of the Abu Dhabi Government.
Al Falasi holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering sciences from the University of Colorado, Denver, USA with the distinction of being the first UAE electrical engineer considered an expert in managing electrical networks technically and economically.