H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman M. Al-Ibrahim

Saline Water Conversion Corporation

H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman M. Al-Ibrahim obtained his B.Sc. from the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and M.Sc. and Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

He joined King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the Manager of Solar Thermal Simulation Laboratory in 1986. His research interests include renewable energy system modelling & analysis, energy conservation and load management, thermal & power system analysis, and electric industry regulations.

During 2001-2005, he served as the Director of the Energy Research Institute of KACST. Beside this duty, he served as the Steering Committee Director of the National Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) of Saudi Arabia. Most importantly, Dr. Al-Ibrahim served as a member of the Scientific Council of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology for four Consecutive years starting from Jan 2001 until Feb 2005. In June 2007, he was appointed as the Vice-Governor for Consumer & Service Provider Affairs at the Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) of Saudi Arabia. In December 2011 Dr. Al-Ibrahim was appointed as Governor of the prestigious government organization, Saline Water Conversion Corporation which is a global leader in seawater desalination.

Dr. Al-Ibrahim was awarded the 1995 State of Wisconsin Governor’s Energy Fellowship for contributions to the advancement of energy utilization and conversation through innovative research. He was also awarded the “Best Speaker Award” during the ECON-2002 Meeting & Exhibition (Saudi Aramco). Recently, in 2008, Dr. Al-Ibrahim was awarded the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Award for Contributing to the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC”, awarded for those who contributed substantially to the work of the IPCC over the years since the inception of the IPCC organisation.

Since September 2013, Dr. Al-Ibrahim is a board member of the Environment and Water Technologies International Advisory Panel, Singapore (EWT-IAP). He is also a member of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology’s (KAUST) Industrial Advisory Board (KIAB).

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