UNDP, Aramco, Unilever & Johnson Controls Join SME 50 Leaders Campaign

UNDP, Aramco, Unilever & Johnson Controls Join SME 50 Leaders Campaign

“Our 1-Billion Views Campaign is a massive moment for the region,” Sam Khan, CEO, SME

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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