HE. Eng. Essa Bin Hilal AL-Kuwari


H.E. Eng. Essa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari is the President of the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). He has been leading the corporation through a successful journey and expansion since 2011. Al-Kuwari has held board director or membership roles in many of the top-listed companies in the country, including the leading natural gas transporter company (NAKILAT) and the leading telecommunication company Ooredoo, to name a few. Besides the above, H.E. Al-Kuwari is a member of several high-level local committees such as the Permanent National Emergency Committee and the Permanent Water Resources Committee in Qatar. He also represents the State in several regional and international entities related to the Electricity and Water Sectors, such as his membership on the Board of Trustees of the Arab Water Council, in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Electricity Interconnection Authority (GCCIA). H.E. Eng. Al-Kuwari previously led the Arab Union of Electricity through unprecedented achievements as a board Chairman for six years. In addition, His Excellency has made many contributions to the academic sector in the State of Qatar. He is the Chair of the Steering Committee of Texas A&M Qatar Smart Grid Center; Vice Chairman of Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Board of Trustees; and a Member of the Advisory Council for the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Economics at Qatar University. H.E. AlKuwari holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Qatar University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Hull University, United Kingdom.