Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Aref Abouzahr

Chief Executive Officer, ARK Energy

Aref is an Energy, Water, and Utilities expert with 20 years of North American, EU and GCC in management consulting, OEM, operations management, new business setup and stakeholder management within the conventional and renewable energysector, Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency.

He is the founder and managing director of TAQATI, the dedicated Program Management Office mandated by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to implement the Demand Side Management Strategy of Dubai and attain its energy efficiency targets. In his nearly 2 decades in the sector, Aref assumed key executive management and senior advisory roles within the public and private sectors at General Electric (Power and Water), Ernst and Young (Advisory Utilities and Infrastructure), A.T Kearney, ITT (Water and Wastewater), Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (TAQATI), and currently as Chief Executive Officer of ARK & Associates a Specialized Energy Efficiency Advisory.