René Matthies
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René Matthies

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director Corporate Operations

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

René Matthies serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director Corporate Operations at EWEC and leads the company’s Finance, Tax, Treasury, Risk Management and IT/OT/Digital functions.

A highly trained and experienced team leader with extensive knowledge in power generation, René oversees the development of EWEC’s long-term financial strategy while also driving operational and financial performance of the electricity and water generation portfolio.

Prior to joining EWEC in 2019, René held a number of Executive Board roles in the international energy industry working for E.ON, Vattenfall and Accenture in more than 10 countries around the world.

René holds an MBA from Passau University and was trained in executive development programs at Stockholm School of Economics and Duke University.