Dr. Najib H Dandachi
Dr. Najib H Dandachi CEO Al Usul Ltd
Dr. Najib is a recognized technical and business Executive in the field of utility strategic and master planning, asset management and capital investment. Through Al Usul, Dr. Dandachi is actively engaged in offering consultancy services to power & water utilities, regulators and governmental departments across the GCC. He has 30 years of international experience gained in England and the GCC and is a thought leader on Energy and Water systems and its transformation through privatization, liberalization and regulation. He occupied a number of executive roles in Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority over 18 years. In this role, Dr. Najib worked closely with Board of Directors and Governmental Authorities to set and direct company strategy and business plans. He has led a business transformation process which led to achieving the ISO 55000 asset management accreditations. In the UAE, he chaired strategic and technical committees and provided expert advice under Governmental forums on energy and water strategy. He led the UAE Team that played a key role in the GCC Interconnection Authority, which connected the GCC Power Grid. He was, for a number of years the GCC convener of the EU–GCC Clean Energy Network on “Electricity Interconnections and Market”.
He is regular speaker at the International Water Summit in UAE and has published more than 30 technical papers. Dr. Dandachi chaired International symposia, meetings and presented technical talks covering subjects such as “Impact of privatization, economic modelling, the commercial environment” and “Water Systems, Renewable Energy, and the Smart Grid”.