Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

Hon Chairman, Energy Institute - Middle East

Graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the UK Waddah is considered one of the authorities on Governance and Leadership and High Reliability Organisations (HROs). He is the Hon Chairman for the Energy Institute – Middle East and is also the Chairman of the Platform for Connected Leadership (PCL), Dubai, UAE. He also represents the UAE in the International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee 283 and is Chairman of the UAE National Committee for Occupational Health and Safety (ESMA) and President, Professional Engineering Chapter, UAE Society of Engineers. His publications include various research, practitioner journal and conference papers in addition to 8 internationally published books mainly is Safety Management, Operational Excellence, Reflective Learning, HSE Practitioner Executive Development, Governance and Leadership as well as theology. Two books are currently under development in Managing HSE in Major Projects and another on Sustainability and Directorships. He has also published jointly and edited in 2020 an article with the Harvard Business Review Arabia on the Connected Leadership Framework, and then more recently on Corporate Governance in November 2021.