Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim

Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim:

  • Ahmed , a Bahraini National, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), in charge of the 400kV super-grid backbone interconnecting the six national grids of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait comprising around 120 GW of installed capacity. He has been with GCCIA for 15 years.
  • He has over 30 years of experience in power systems, electric grids and infrastructure operation and planning, previously working as CEO of Sintegro International, and earlier as Manager of Operations in the Ministry of Electricity Bahrain.
  • Ahmed holds M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 1999, B.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin – USA in 1986, and MBA from DePaul University USA in 2003,
  • He is Vice President of Very Large Grid Operators Organization (GO15), Board Member of the GCC Electrical Testing Lab company, Board member and Technical Committee Chairman of GCC Cigre, and Board Member of the Association of Power Exchanges (APEx).

Ahmed has been member of few CIGRE Paris study Committees  and has authored / co-authored more than 30 papers in the field of power systems and electricity markets and policies for GCC power sector and the Arab region.



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