Mohamed Al Hammadi
Since 2008, Mohamed Al Hammadi has led the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in successfully delivering the United Arab Emirates (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 in powering the future growth of the UAE through the safe and efficient deployment of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, in addition to exploring and realizing opportunities for investment in and deployment of gigawatt nuclear technologies and advanced nuclear and related clean energy technologies, SMRs and microreactors in the UAE and overseas. The Barakah plant is the first civil nuclear plant in the Arab World, ENEC’s operating team has brought a unit into commercial operations annually since 2021, with the 4th unit in the fleet coming online in 2024. The plant has had a transformational impact on the UAE’s energy portfolio, rapidly decarbonizing power generation, while generating 40TWh of clean baseload electricity annually, providing the ‘always on’ foundation on which to expand its renewables portfolio.
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 Chair Elect of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Board of Directors. He is President of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) (for the 2022 – 2024 period) and a board member of WANO Atlanta Center. Mohamed is a member of the American Nuclear Society, and the Project Management Institute (USA). In the UAE, he sits on the Boards of the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) and Abu Dhabi Ports.
In 2019, Ajou University in South Korea recognized Al Hammadi’s vision of the future of electricity with an Honorary Doctorate, becoming one of eight leaders to receive such a 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.