His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi
Mohamed Al Hammadi has lead 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 towards the common goal of 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. The first unit of the Barakah plant was started up and connected to the UAE grid in 2020, commencing commercial operations in April 2021, making it the first in the Arab World, and the UAE the 31st nation to use nuclear energy for electricity generation globally. With the start up of Unit 2, the Barakah Plant became the first multi-unit operational nuclear plant in the region.
Al Hammadi 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 Centre. He also sits on the Board of Directors of ENMEC. 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.