Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy and Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council
His Excellency Eng. 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 energy policies and regulations that enable energy security, economic growth, and sustainable development.
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 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), 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.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Department of Energy, Awaidha Al Marar was Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, Abu Dhabi, with previous positions also at Abu Dhabi General Services Company (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.