YPE Dubai & Abu Dhabi Leadership
Welcome to the YPE Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With a membership of more than 1000, the local chapter of YPE in the UAE aims at facilitating the connection between future energy leaders, by bringing them together in a variety of events throughout the year:
Speaker Series: Knowledge and experience sharing from senior industry leaders
Field Visits: Study tours to various energy and environment related facilities in the UAE
Social Gatherings: For more relaxed networking
Farah Mudaffer is Legal Counsel at Shell and is based in Dubai advising on upstream projects in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. Farah qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales at Clyde & Co LLP specializing in transactional shipping. After several years in private practice she made the transition in house as Legal Counsel to the offshore drilling contractor, Shelf Drilling in Dubai advising on project finance, joint venture and ship sale and purchase matters.
Farah holds a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada and an LLB from Cardiff University in Great Britain.
Farah Mudaffer is Legal Counsel at Shell and is based in Dubai ...
Alvin is a Business Development Executive with McDermott International responsible for business development and project strategy for UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and India. McDermott is a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation group of companies focused on executing complex offshore oil and gas projects worldwide. He has rotated through different roles at McDermott from design engineering, field operations and project management. Prior to moving to Dubai, Alvin was based in McDermott’s headquarters in Houston.
Alvin actively encourages other young Oil & Gas professionals to find ways to turn the industry’s current challenges into professional opportunities. He believes the industry needs innovative young leaders to bridge the future talent gap.
Alvin holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, USA.
Alvin is a Business Development Executive with McDermott International responsible for business development ...
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Sebastien is an Energy and Sustainability Management Consultant with solid international experience in Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management, Climate Change Mitigation, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Systems.
He currently works for DNV GL as senior consultant, where he develops, secures and delivers multi-million dollar consultancy projects for the public and private sector in the GCC. Sebastien leads consulting and engineering teams of 15+ professionals from various cultural backgrounds and across continents. He has a natural interest in building resilience for the people and the planet: sustainable energy, poverty alleviation, personal finance and macro-economy.
Sebastien is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM – Association of Energy Engineers, USA), and holds two Masters: one in Civil Engineer from the Polytechnic School of Louvain in Belgium and one in Sustainable Energy Technologies from Southampton University in the UK. Sebastien is also Certified Prince2 foundation project manager (APMG International, UK) and GHG accounting lead verifier (ISO 14064, Bureau Veritas, UAE).
Sebastien is an Energy and Sustainability Management Consultant with solid international experience ...
Salvador is a Group Category Manager for Duracell at the Berkshire Hathaway Company. This consists on leading the whole Consumer & Trade Marketing leg of the brand for North Africa, Middle East and India.
Prior to Berkshire Hathaway, Salvador worked for more than four years at Procter & Gamble in different assignments out of Geneva [leading innovation & communication development] and more recently Dubai [leading the Duracell business in the Middle East].
Salvador holds an International Degree in Management by University of Navarra in Spain, where he graduated with honors, and extended his studies with different exchange programs at: University of St Gallen [Switzerland], Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [Hong Kong], and an excellence program at IESE Business School [Spain].
Salvador is a Group Category Manager for Duracell at the Berkshire Hathaway ...
Vera is a marketing professional who has been part of strategic marketing teams of AREVA NP and Alstom Grid, with main responsibilities of gathering, analyzing and distributing market intelligence to key internal stakeholders.
Vera has a keen interest in renewable energy, waste-to-energy technologies and sustainable design. She holds an International Business Administration Degree from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.
Prior to UAE, Vera lived in France, Germany, Canada and Kazakhstan. She is always interested in connecting and exchanging knowledge and ideas with people from different walks of life.
Vera is a marketing professional who has been part of strategic marketing ...
Blanca de la Fuente
Blanca is a certified Project Manager and Chartered Engineer who has been managing the delivery of oil & gas production equipment systems and services (wellhead control panels, chemical injection skids, sampling units…) for the past 3 years in the MENA region at Proserv Production Technology Services.
Prior to Proserv, Blanca worked for the Caterpillar generator set distributor in the horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti) as a Sales & Operations Coordinator. She started her career in Export Finance in France and Belgium at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Bank as a Front Office Analyst structuring infrastructure projects in Latin America and Africa.
Blanca holds an Engineering Degree from the ICAI Pontifical University Comillas (Madrid, Spain) and a Master in European Business from ESCP EUROPE (Paris, France). Her international profile includes 2 student exchanges in France: Hautes Etudes d’Ingenieur (Lille) and in the USA: University of Wisconsin Madison.
Blanca is a certified Project Manager and Chartered Engineer who has been ...
Luka Lugaric is a senior analyst for demand side management at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. DSCE is a governing body tasked with policy development, planning and coordination with concerned authorities and energy bodies to deliver new energy sources while employing a balanced approach to protecting the environment. He is proud to be involved in creating a policy framework for the sustainable energy future of the Emirate of Dubai, UAE.
He is a certified project manager (PMP) who previously managed development of remote controlled robotic vehicles, consulted the Croatian government on renewables and worked for the United Nations Development Programme. He believes we stand on the shoulders of innovation and engineering giants and by integrating various disciplines around common principles the young professionals in energy will create an even more wonderful tomorrow
Luka Lugaric is a senior analyst for demand side management at the ...
Dr Deepti Mahajan Mittal
Dr Deepti Mahajan Mittal is Project Manager – Footprint, Climate and Energy, at Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF). Here she is leading research and engagement activities in development of federal-level sustainable energy policies. She manages the Ecological Footprint Initiative, a partnership between the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, Global Footprint Network and EWS-WWF. The partnership, chaired by the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, is geared towards reducing the UAE’s carbon emissions through science-based policies.
A core member of the Climate and Energy team at EWS-WWF, Deepti contributes to the implementation of the organisation’s strategy on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate action.
Deepti was earlier with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, and has wide experience on energy and climate projects, having worked with clients including UN-ESCAP, IUCN and DfID. She holds a doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; a Master’s degree from University of Nottingham, UK, where she was a Commonwealth scholar; and a Bachelor’s from Lady Shri Ram College, India. She is an alumna of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka; and Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, India; and has worked to actively support regional cooperation and peacebuilding in South Asia.
Dr Deepti Mahajan Mittal is Project Manager – Footprint, Climate and Energy, ...