Company: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)
Position: Vice-president for strategy and business development
Biography: Waleed Salman has more than 18 years’ experience in the power and water sector. He started his career in 1992 at Fewa as an electrical assistant engineer, before rising to become supervisor, engineer, director of electricity then acting general manager. Since 2009, Salman has been vice-president for strategy and business development at Dewa. He is also vice-chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee and a member of the emirate’s Supreme Council of Energy. Salman has also worked on power transmission projects in the UAE. He was director of the Emirates National Grid Project from 2004-08, then moved to Dewa as vice-president of project transmission. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the US’ Colorado Tech College in 1991. Salman also has a master’s in business administration from the American University in Dubai.
Contact: +(971) 4 324 4444
Company website: www.dewa.gov.ae