Nick Carter is the Director for the Middle East Office of Baringa Partners LLP, a deep knowledge London-based Management Consultancy, but now with offices in the Middle East. He is an experienced executive managing director and chartered engineer in the water, wastewater and electricity utilities sectors of the UAE and the UK.
Nick joined the water and electricity market reform team for Abu Dhabi in 1998 as an advisor reporting directly to a member of the Royal Family. In 1999 he was appointed Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company – for water and electricity. From 2001 – 2015 he served as Director General of the Regulation and Supervision Bureau (RSB) creating a world-class regulatory body including the formation of separate customer facing offices namely; Power-wise and Water-wise.
Past board memberships have included; the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association, Abu Dhabi power and water transmission company (Transco) and a member of the UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water steering committee.
Prior to his UAE roles he held a number of senior executive positions with Southern Electric PLC (now SSE) and London Electricity PLC. In London Electricity he played a pivotal role as Strategy Manager during privatisation in the early 1990s and was subsequently appointed General Manager for Networks.
Nick is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of the UK Engineering Council. Educated at University College London with a BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and at INSEAD and London Business School. He is a frequent speaker and moderator on water and power matters throughout the GCC Region.
Day 1: Monday 24th April 2017
11:00 – 12:30 – Roundtables – Roundtable Host – Topic: “Water Sector Unbundling”
Day 2: Tuesday 25th April 2017
10:45 – 12:15 – Finance – Privatisation in Saudi Arabia