Engineer Essa bin Hilal AL-Kuwari is the President of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA”, by an Emiri Decree in 2011, and before this was the Managing Director of KAHRAMAA since 2009.
Eng. AL-Kuwari is a member and Secretariat General of Permanent Water Resources Committee of the State of Qatar since 2012 and a member of Qatar Permanent National Emergency Committee since 2008. In 2010, His Excellency was appointed as Board member of the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), and has represented Qatar in the Arab Governors Water Council since 2014. He’s also member of Advisory Council of Faculty of Engineering and College of Business & Economy at Qatar University (QU), Chairman of The Steering Committee of Texas A&M Qatar, Smart Grid Center since 2014 and member of the Steering Committee of Qatar Railways project (Al-Rail). In January 2013, Eng. AL-Kuwari was elected as the Chairman of Arab Union of Electricity since 2016 this besides representing Qatar in different related activities abroad and inside the State.
AL-Kuwari is successfully leading the progress and expansion of KAHRAMAA’s businesses and activities, and began his career by joining Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), in 1994.
He was born in 1971 in Qatar and earned B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from QU in 1994 and has a MBA from the University of Hull – United Kingdom.