World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019
Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:03 AM
Khaled Al Huraimel

Company: Bee’ah

Designation: Group CEO

Khaled Al Huraimel is the Group CEO of Bee’ah, and has served in this capacity since August 2009. Under his leadership, Bee’ah has transformed from a waste management company to a sustainability pioneer which is setting new benchmarks for quality of life across the MENA region.

Al Huraimel has been the driving force behind Bee’ah’s vision for the future, facilitating the achievement of several remarkable milestones, such as building the first waste-to-energy plant in the Middle East through the Emirates Waste to Energy Company, a joint venture with Masdar. He has established ION, the first sustainable transport company in the UAE; and founded Evoteq to lead digital transformation through the creation of disruptive, technological platforms.

Taking the helm when Bee’ah was in the preliminary stages of pursuing a zero-waste ambition, Al Huraimel enforced this ambition and took it even further. He implemented state-of-the-art solutions and a unique approach to a circular economy, supporting Bee’ah to establish the UAE’s first fully integrated waste management complex, and achieve the highest waste diversion rates in the Middle East region. 

From improving the quality of natural resources like air and water, to executing awareness initiatives for communities, Bee’ah took a holistic approach to environmental management under Al Huraimel’s stewardship.

Al Huraimel has led the diversification of Bee’ah’s portfolio, investing in ventures ranging from renewable energy, to healthcare, mobility, and technology, to execute an all-encompassing master plan to raise living standards across the region. Championing the Middle East’s move towards green architectural solutions, Al Huraimel is also overseeing the establishment of Bee’ah’s new headquarters. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the sustainable, net-zero energy building is slated be the smartest office in the region.

Prior to joining Bee’ah, Al Huraimel held leadership roles at Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Nakheel and Arabian Global Investments, using innovative insights to achieve remarkable results. He has also founded several successful start-ups.

Al Huraimel graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from King Fahd University, and an MBA from the University of Bradford. He also graduated from the Harvard Business School’s prestigious Senior Executive Leadership Program and the Dubai Leaders Programme at the Wharton Business School.