Our Leadership

Get to know our leadership spearheading Tadweer Group’s journey towards sustainable innovation and excellence.

Tadweer Group is committed to becoming a national champion in unlocking the value of waste and delivering an integrated system throughout Abu Dhabi. Our ambitions extend beyond our borders, aiming to lead on a global scale to advance the circular economy, aligning with the UAE’s sustainability goals.

As we look to the future, we will remain dedicated to building on our strong foundation and values, striving to become a global pioneer, pushing boundaries and expanding our horizons to create a greener tomorrow for generations to come.

Ahmed Ali AI Shamsi

Chairman, Tadweer Group

“As we embark on this transformative journey, Tadweer Group is well-positioned to bring innovative thinking and reinforce our commitment to a more sustainable waste management landscape. We believe that waste is not just a challenge to be managed but an opportunity to create a sustainable future for generations to come. Our commitment to unlocking the potential in every discarded item reflects our dedication to pioneering solutions that contribute to a circular economy. By setting new benchmarks and embracing innovation, we aim to encourage society to change their perception of waste and embrace the change the sector is undergoing.”

Ali AI Dhaheri

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Meet our visionary Board of Directors: guiding Tadweer Group towards a sustainable future

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Ahmed Ali AI Shamsi

Chairman

Ahmed Ali AI Shamsi

“Ahmed Ali AlShamsi, Chairman of Tadweer Group, brings extensive experience in asset management, project development, value creation and transformational growth across various sectors. As the Director of the Energy & Utilities, and Infrastructure Cluster at Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ), he asset manages the cluster overseeing growth and identifying strategic investment opportunities. With previous roles at TAQA and Mubadala Investment Company, Ahmed has led significant projects across multiple sectors including power generation and water desalination. His academic qualifications include a Master’s in International Development, and a Bachelor’s in Economic and Social Studies from the University of Manchester. With a strong track record of leadership, Ahmed is a key driving force in bringing valuable insights and expertise to Tadweer Group.”

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Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri

Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi & Board member at Tadweer group

Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri

Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri is the Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, and BOD of Tadweer Group. She holds a PhD in Wildlife Conservation and Protection from the University of Aberdeen, making her the first Emirati woman to achieve this. With a strong background in environmental science, Dr. Shaikha has led initiatives promoting biodiversity and sustainable development in Abu Dhabi. She serves on various boards and councils both locally and internationally, contributing significantly to environmental conservation efforts. Dr. Shaikha is a recipient of several prestigious awards for her contributions to the field.

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Khalifa Alblooshi

Board Member

Khalifa Alblooshi

Khalifa Alblooshi, a knowledgeable audit executive with over 15 years of experience, serves as a Board Member at Tadweer Group. With a CFA Level 1 certification and a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Khalifa has played pivotal roles in investment management, acquisition strategies, and asset management across different sectors at ADQ and Mubadala Investment Company. His extensive experience in audit and risk management makes him a valuable asset in guiding Tadweer Group towards achieving its objectives.

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Ali Al Dhaheri

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Ali Al Dhaheri

Ali Al Dhaheri is the Managing Director and CEO of Tadweer Group. Leading with a focus on innovation and sustainability, he is driving Tadweer’s transformation in waste management. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and strategic partnerships, Al Dhaheri aims to revolutionise waste management practices locally and globally. With a background in civil engineering from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado, USA and over two decades of experience in asset management and energy investments, Ali brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

Leadership Team

Leading by example: Meet our dynamic Executive Team driving Tadweer Group’s successes

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Nathaniel Bryant

Chief Operations Officer

Nathaniel Bryant

Nathaniel is the Chief Operations Officer at Tadweer Group, bringing over 20 years of experience in sustainability and waste management. With a focus on continuous improvement and team development, he drives organisational transformation and growth. Leading the charge in Tadweer Group, Nathaniel implements cutting-edge technologies to revolutionise waste and recycling management. Prior to Tadweer, he held leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand. Nathaniel holds Post Graduate qualifications in Business Management, Business Logistics, Strategy, Strategic Leadership, and Occupational Health and Safety from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

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Shariq Daudi

Chief Financial Officer

Shariq Daudi

Shariq, Tadweer Group Chief Financial Officer since 2022, leads the financial functions including accounting, financial planning, treasury, and investor relations. With over 20 years of financial leadership experience in the UAE and Canada, Shariq previously served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Emirates Water and Electricity Company. His career includes senior finance roles at TAQA, Etihad Airways, and Bell Mobility. Shariq holds an MBA in Finance from McMaster University and is a CFA charter holder.

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Jinan Hassan Almadfai

HR Director

Jinan Hassan Almadfai

Jinan, the HR Director at Tadweer Group, is an experienced professional with a wealth of expertise in driving strategic HR initiatives. With a strong background in developing HR strategies, talent management, and organisational development, Jinan has successfully led multiple teams and initiatives to enhance performance and achieve organisational objectives. Holding a Master’s degree in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Finance, Jinan is committed to continuous learning and professional development, as evidenced by a range of certifications and training programs completed throughout her career

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Seif Radwan Hijazi

General Counsel

Seif Radwan Hijazi

Seif Hijazi serves as the General Counsel & Board Secretary at Tadweer Group. In his role, he oversees legal services, regulatory affairs, compliance, and corporate governance. With a background in commercial and corporate law, Seif provides strategic legal advice on various matters, including waste management projects and M&A. Prior to joining Tadweer, he held key positions at ADNOC Group and Borouge. Seif is a lecturer in Commercial and Corporate Law and holds degrees in Law from Philadelphia University and International Business Law from the University of Exeter.

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Mariam Ibrahim Al Harmoudi

Director of Internal Audit

Mariam Ibrahim Al Harmoudi

Mariam, Director of the Internal Audit Department at Tadweer Group, is an experienced audit executive with over 15 years in the waste management sector. Leading a team of audit professionals, she executes assurance and advisory engagements across all departments. Mariam collaborates closely with top management and the Audit & Risk Committee to align internal audit services with company objectives. Prior to Tadweer Group, she worked in internal audit at a national security agency and engaged with PwC to enhance internal auditing practices. Mariam holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialisation in Accounting from Zayed University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.