His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, United Arab Emirates
Since 2008, Mohamed Al Hammadi has led the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in successfully delivering the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, focusing on the implementation of the highest national regulations and international standards of safety, security, quality, transparency and non-proliferation.
Al Hammadi's management responsibilities include leading the organization in powering the future growth of the UAE through the safe and efficient deployment of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the UAE and Arab World’s first nuclear energy plant. With two of the four Units currently operational, the Barakah Plant is the first multi-unit operational nuclear plant in the region. It is the single largest electricity generator in the UAE and the Arab World, leading the largest decarbonization effort in the region, creating a stable foundation for the expansion of renewable energy sources.
Al Hammadi is directing the implementation of ENEC’s nuclear energy research and development program, exploring opportunities for the future of nuclear science and technology in the UAE such as for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and the production of green hydrogen, as well as the continued knowledge transfer for the establishment of a local nuclear supply chain in the UAE. ENEC also manages all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle to ensure a secure and reliable supply of nuclear fuel assemblies for the Barakah Plant, in alignment with UAE law and international standards and agreements.
Al Hammadi sits on the ENEC Board of Directors as part of its best practise governance framework. He leads ENEC and oversees its Joint Venture subsidiaries: Nawah Energy Company, which is responsible for operating and maintaining the Barakah plant, and Barakah One Company, which manages the financial and commercial interests of the project. Over 3,000 people work across the organizations, spanning over 50 nationalities, making it one of the most multicultural and multinational energy projects globally.
Al Hammadi has a strong background in power and utility projects, including management, construction, finance and administration. Prior to joining ENEC, Al Hammadi was General Manager of the UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) where he led a transformational management process focused on the implementation of best practices and international standards to the authority.
Al Hammadi is a member of the World Association of Nuclear Operators' (WANO) Governing Board of its Atlanta Center. Mohamed is a member of the American Nuclear Society, and the Project Management Institute (USA). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA), the International Council on Large Electric Systems, and the Engineers Association of the UAE.
In 2019, Ajou University in South Korea recognized Al Hammadi’s vision of the future of the electricity with an Honorary Doctorate, becoming one of eight leaders to receive such as prestigious accolade in the history of the university.
Al Hammadi gained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA.