The EGBC Management Committee is comprised of elected officers from the EGBC Board of Directors. The officers are endorsed by the Board and typically serve two year terms. The Management Committee monitors and ensures the diligent execution of all activities directed by the Board and includes the Chair, Vice Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer.
Saeed Al Abbar | Chairman
Saeed is the Director of AESG, a firm specialising in the provision of energy and sustainability consultancy in the Middle East. He holds a First Class Masters degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath and is a Certified Energy Manager, LEED Accredited Professional and Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional. Saeed is also a qualified Certified Energy Manager Trainer and in 2013 was inducted as a Legend in Energy under the Association of Energy Engineers.
Saeed has been involved in managing and directing a variety of sustainable design, construction and retrofit projects throughout the Middle East; including some of the largest and most prestigious master plan developments, high rise buildings, housing developments and critical infrastructure. Saeed is currently the Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council.
Khaled Bushnaq | Vice Chairman
Khaled Bushnaq is the CEO of EMS Int., the first company to provide energy management solutions (ESCO) in the Middle East.
Khaled, with his extensive experience in the field of energy management, founded EMS in 1991 in Jordan.
Equipped with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford in UK, and being a certified professional engineer by Association of Energy Engineers in the USA, his sphere of expertise included conducting feasibility studies, energy surveys and strategic planning and in fully evaluating the needs of energy providers and users in the Middle East.
Khaled was named the ‘2010 Legend in Energy’ by The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), at their 33rd World Energy Engineering Congress held in Washington DC, U.S.A, in 2010. He was also the recipient of “Special Recognition Award” presented by Association of Energy Engineers, USA at the 16th World Energy Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, 1993.
Sarfraz Dairkee | Secretary
A hands-on professional with over 30 years practice in a wide range of technologies with multidisciplinary experience in management, design & development, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. He is a Mechanical, Marine engineer and an alumni of Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad.
Sarfraz has been passionately involved with Appropriate Technology, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Systems for more than 30 years; and recipient of Legend in Energy -2010 award. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and a Qualified Trainer for Pumping System Optimization (Hydraulic Institute-USA)
He was instrumental in launching India’s first commercial Windmill, and in developing Solar Tower Collector (CSP), Vapor Absorption Refrigerator and computer for simulation programs for air-conditioners in 80’s and was awarded Voltas Excellence Award in ’83. During mid eighties he developed computerized pump selection program, pump testing programs with graphics using Lotus123 regression analysis and macros and published papers on the computer applications for designing pumps and motors appropriate to the Indian industry at that time.
Presently he is working with MAHY Khoory & Co. LLC, Dubai, as General Manager, Corporate Development & Engineering and was instrumental in initiating Energy Audits, Commissioning, Water Efficiency and several other ground breaking ideas suited for the region delivering profitability and sustainability. He is one of the founding members of the Emirates Green Building Council; he is also a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, ASHRAE and International Desalination Association.
Habiba Al Marashi | Treasurer
Habiba Al Marashi is the co-founder and Chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a pioneering organization based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Under Mrs. Al Marashi’s guidance, EEG became the first environmental NGO in the world to receive an ISO 14001 certification in 2001. EEG is also the only organization of its kind in the GCC, with accreditation with two highly esteemed UN bodies, namely the United Nations Convention to Combating Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environmental Program’s (UNEP) Governing Council. EEG is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2008. These accreditations ensure the Group’s involvement and participation in international environmental discussions, programs and campaigns.
Through her leadership, she initiated the first corporate social responsibility (CSR) network in the country in 2004 as the only multi-stakeholder forum with local and multinational entities. The network has grown & evolved into an independent body known as the Arabia CSR Network.
Apart from this she is one of the founders of the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC). She is also a board member of the UN Global Compact since 2006 and President of the UN Global Compact Local Network for the GCC States.
Mrs. Al Marashi is involved in many leading initiatives on environment, women and development at the national, regional and international levels. She is a recognized representative and spokesperson for West Asian Arab nations at high ranking international summits. She is a recipient of several awards for her contribution and achievements in Environmental & Social work.