Sewa chief among ‘top-3 utility personalities’ in GCC

has optimism for future sustainability

SHARJAH 6 August 2017: Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has been named as the 3rd most influential personality n the GCC Utilities industries.

“I am honored to be recognized as top 3rd rank among the 25 most influential people in the GCC Utilities industries. This is through doing what I love to do; communicating ideas, sharing knowledge and skills, and showing optimism for future sustainability,” Dr Alleem told Emirates News 24|7.

Dr. Rashid Alleem is known as a visionary leader in business, socio–economic, academic, cultural fields, and strategic thinking. After taking over as a Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority in 2014, he reconstructed Sewa and addressed complaints over high domestic electricity and water bills as well as unsatisfactory customer service among others.

Dr. Rashid Alleem, concentrated on resource enhancement to guarantee that all Sewa facilities operate to their full potential. He has led the utility through various long term strategic partnership agreements with globally recognized brands, for example, Siemens, ABB, GE, Rolls Royce and IBM to reinforce the utilization of advancements crosswise over different operations in the bid to improve benefit conveyance. He has interacted with 12,000 organizations from 157 countries drawing in an enormous $40 billion in FDI.

Dr. Rashid Alleem, oversees a total installed capacity of 2.9GW from 53 production units across the emirate, and these are all linked to an $8.6 million control room that is managed through supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) technology.

Dr. Rashid Alleem has received several international honors and awards in different fields. In 2007, Achievement Award by League of Arab States. In 2011, Excellence in Leadership Award from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. GCC Best Employer Brand in UAE, GCC Happiness and Peace Ambassador by VP Group 2017.

By Sheena Amos