Company: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Designation: Managing Director and CEO
With experience spanning more than 33 years, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer is considered one of the most influential figures in the energy and water sector in the region. Under Al Tayer’s leadership since 1992, Dewa has achieved unprecedented success and has become one of the most distinguished utilities in the world in all areas at the local, regional and international levels.
Al Tayer is currently spearheading Dewa’s ambitions to disrupt the entire business of public utilities by becoming the world’s first digital utility to use autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage. He has also led Dewa to pioneer the use of fourth industrial revolution technologies including AI, robotics, internet of things and blockchain applications.
Al Tayer is the founder and chairman of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex). He serves as chairman of the Dubai Global Energy Forum, and Empower, as well as vice chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy. He is a member of Dubai’s Executive and Economic Councils, and the Higher Committee of the Emirates National Grid.