Empower's CEO Wins 'CEO of the Year - Energy' at CEO Middle East Awards

By District Energy posted 09-18-2017 00:00


Press Release, Albawaba

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, was presented with the prestigious title of 'CEO of the Year - Energy' at the CEO Middle East Awards. The award was presented in the midst of esteemed guests, business leaders and decision makers from public and private sector on 12th September 2017 at Four Seasons Hotel, Jumeirah.

Ahmad Bin Shafar was bestowed with the honour in recognition of the role played by him in strengthening the district cooling sector in the Middle East, as well as his significant contributions for leading the country towards sustainable development.

“I'm truly honoured to receive this accolade. While the award is a testament of our continuous efforts to adopt best integrated green practices, it also serves as an encouragement to keep moving forward,” said Bin Shafar.

“CEO Middle East Awards have proven to be of high calibre, showing a strong motivation to achieve fantastic results within our respective sectors. Being chosen as the ‘CEO of the Year-Energy’ is a tremendous privilege and I am grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had for playing such an instrumental role in the transformation of district cooling industry,” added Bin Shafar.

Over the years, Ahmad Bin Shafar has continuously demonstrated strong capabilities, becoming an inspiration for young talents across the Middle East. He has not only served as an imperative force in advocating green practices and sustainable development, but also been an instrumental member positioning UAE as a global leader in innovative technologies and sustainable practices. His vision and commitment has contributed largely to meet the sustainability agenda of Dubai and the UAE and have helped recognise UAE’s commitment to the values of innovation, quality and environment-friendly measures.

“For more than 14 years, I have strived to provide an impetus to the district cooling industry and I look forward to offering my services to this sector, as well as continue promoting the advantages of adopting this innovative technology in years to come,” concluded Bin Shafar. 

The winners at CEO Middle East Awards demonstrated determination to overcome challenges and create a successful industry. Each individual and company had been put under great scrutiny by the judging team, setting its sights firmly on the most client-focused and dedicated teams and individuals. 

Empower currently operates more than 1.250 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, among others.

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