Dr Najib Dandachi has three decades of international engineering experience in the electricity and water industry in the UK and in the GCC; he is a recognized technical and business leader in the field of energy, water and infrastructure in the GCC Region where he occupied a number of executive operational and advisory roles. He is a thought leader in the field of utility privatization, asset management and regulation and led a number of change management and transformation programs. For a number of years, Najib was the GCC convener of the EU–GCC Clean Energy Network. He has chaired and served on a number of strategic governmental committees across the GCC Region and has published extensively. Najib holds a PhD in Electrical Power Systems from Imperial College, London.