A key figure leading the development of independent power projects (IPPs) in the region
Company: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)
Position: Director of special projects
Biography:Bert Kleinveld joined Dewa in 2009 and is leading the development of Dubai’s first IWPP.
Dewa is currently in the process of selecting a team of financial, legal and technical advisers to work on the scheme. Kleinveld has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy, renewables, power and oil and gas-related industries. Kleinveld was previously managing director of Kema Consultants from 2007-09.
Prior to that, he worked as an independent consultant for 13 years advising companies including the US’ Enron Corporation, UK/Dutch Shell, France’s Total, Russia’s Gazprom, and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin.
Kleinveld studied mining and petroleum engineering at Tulsa University in the US and mechanical engineering at the University of Utrecht & Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. He has a master’s in business administration from Henley College in the UK.
Contact: +(971) 4324 4444
Company website: www.dewa.gov.ae
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