UAE's Tabreed elects four new board members

UAE's Tabreed elects four new board members
Published: 15 September 2017 - 12:45 a.m.
By: Utilities ME Staff

The National Central Cooling Company, Tabreed, the leading regional UAE-based district cooling utility company, announced this week the election of four new members to the company’s Board of Directors.

The election of the four members was made by the company’s shareholders at a General Assembly held yesterday in Abu Dhabi and these elections fill all Board positions that became vacant on 10th August, 2017.

The General Assembly, which was chaired by Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, and attended by Tabreed’s Board of Directors and shareholders, follows the successful completion of the investment by ENGIE, the global energy company, to acquire 40 percent of the shares in Tabreed.

The four new Board Members, who are all senior executives at ENGIE, are Paulo Almirante, Executive Vice President, ENGIE Group, Sebastien Arbola, CEO, ENGIE Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey, Frederique Dufresnoy, Deputy Director Metier Business to Territories, and Frederic Claux, Head of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory.

"We are pleased to welcome to Tabreed’s Board four new members who are seasoned senior executives. Their wealth of experience and diversified expertise in both emerging and established markets will add significant value to the Board and support Tabreed in delivering on its ambitious vision,” said Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman of the Board of Directors.

With 72 district cooling plants located throughout the region, Tabreed currently delivers over 1 million refrigeration tons, RT, to key developments in the region, including iconic infrastructure projects such as Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and the Jabal Omar Development in Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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