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Management Profile

Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the founding member of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), a position he has held since the company's inception. 

Ahmad brings over 19 years of experience in senior management positions including 8 years with Standard Chartered Bank in the areas of Corporate and Retail Banking, Finance, Marketing and Customer Relations.

As CEO, Ahmad provides strategic direction and under his leadership, Empower has become the World’s Largest District Cooling Service Provider from capacity perspective within a short span of a decade.

Ahmad is also the Chairman of the board of directors of Empower Logstor Insulated Pipe Systems (ELIPS), a strategic joint venture between Empower and Logstor (Denmark), a world leader in pre insulated pipe systems.

Ahmad is also the member of International District Energy Association (IDEA) Board of Directors and is the first UAE national to be nominated to the IDEA Board.

Ahmad is a key speaker, lecturer and panelist at a number of events, including industry specific conferences and trade shows organized by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and IDEA.

Ahmad is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, USA, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management. He is a member of IMD International and Cranfield Management Association from where he has accomplished various executive programs.
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