UNDP, Aramco, Unilever & Johnson Controls Join SME 50 Leaders Campaign
The United Nations Development Programme, Aramco, Unilever, and Johnson Controls have joined SME’s 50 Sustainability Leaders initiative, which will feature top executives from the region providing insights and ideas on how to lower the carbon footprint of their respective industries and sectors.
The edition, due for print in late November, features each of the 50 leaders offering their insights into sustainability, climate change, social and political change, and grassroots-level initiatives.
Below is a list of several of the names set to feature in the 50 leaders’ publication:
H.E. Mariam Al Mheiri - Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE
H.E. Suhail Mohamed AlMazrouei - Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE
Sir Ronald Cohen – Thought-leader
Radia Sedaoui - Chief of Energy Section, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster, United Nations, ESCWA
Gavin Edwards, Director - Global Nature Positive Initiative, WWF
Mayssam Tamim, Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP
Elon Musk - CEO, Tesla
H.E. Yasir bin Othman Al-Rumayyan, Chairman, Saudi Aramco
Hatem Dowidar - CEO, e& (Etisalat)
Abdulnasser Bin Kalban - CEO, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
Sherif Tawfik, Chief Sustainability Officer – Middle East & Africa, Microsoft
Saad Toma - General Manager MEA, IBM
Maha Alnuhait - Sustainability General Manager, stc (Saudi Telecommunications Company)
Khalil Yassine, Head of Unilever Arabia
Yasmin Fansa - Sustainability Lead, PepsiCo MENA
Eiman Al Khalaqi, VP - Innovation – SG, AD Ports Group
Jasim Husain, Group Chief Executive Officer, Taqa
Cezanne Maherali, Head of Policy Middle East and Africa – Uber
Rohan Chopra, Regional Director, Sustainable Infrastructure - Johnson Controls
Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer – Aramex
Kathrin Brost, VP, Global Head of GoGreen Program, DHL
Kivanc Karayol - Market Director & Electromobility Champion, Volvo Group
Diana Wilde - Co-founder, Aurora50
Dr Stephen Wilkinson - Head of the Smart and Sustainable Cities Research Cluster - University of Wollongong
Aliyu Mohammed Ali - CEO, EHFAAZ
Karl W. Feilder - Regional Expert on Biofuels, Advisor on corporate Net Zero strategies, The Neutral Group
The above list is by no means exhaustive but does offer an insight into the calibre of the 50 names set to feature.
For those eagle-eyed who see a lack of the Middle Eastern leaders in the list above, this is because HH Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai; HH Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Abu Dhabi; and Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia each have their own feature taking pride of place in the edition after their consistent efforts with regard to sustainability.
SME CEO Sam Khan said: “We are delighted to bring SME to the region with a huge project to kick things off.
“The 50 leaders each offer a powerful, unique insight into sustainability and aid us in our mission of becoming the platform within which the key conversations in sustainability can be fostered.
“Yet this is just the beginning for SME, we also have the huge 1-Billion Views Campaign in the works which is all about raising awareness around sustainability, and we have a massive conference and awards ceremony down the line too.
“In a word, keep your eyes peeled!”
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