Saeed Al Abbar
Saeed is a Director at 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.
In his role at AESG, Saeed has been involved in managing and directing a variety of sustainable design, construction and retrofit projects throughout the Middle East. These have included some of the largest and most prestigious master plan developments in the region, high rise buildings, housing development and critical infrastructure. Since establishment, the firm has developed a strong reputation in the region for delivering high quality sustainability and energy consultancy.
Saeed has authored a number of papers on the application of sustainability in the UAE and MENA region and has consequently presented at a number of local, regional and international conferences on the topic of sustainability, with a particular focus on the application of cost effective sustainability in the MENA region. As well as presenting at industry conferences, Saeed has also presented a policy paper at the United Nations Regional Policy Dialogue in 2012 on policy measures that would be effective in tackling the regions energy and sustainability challenges.
As well as his professional role as Director of AESG, Saeed is the current Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council and sits on the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council. In this role, Saeed actively works in promoting the advancement of sustainable building in the UAE and globally by working with industry, academia and government departments to develop collaborative solutions to some of the regions greatest challenges. Saeed also serves on the Advisory Board for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Mechanical Engineering Program.
In 2010, Saeed was awarded the title of International Young Consultant of the Year by British Expertise in the UK. In 2012, Saeed was named in Gulf Business’s top 30 achievers in the MENA region under the age of 30.