Ahmed Bin Shafar is first UAE national to ever be nominated to the Board
Ahmed Bin Shafar, the CEO of Empower, the largest district cooling service provider in the region, has been granted membership to the Board of Directors of the US-based International District Energy Association (IDEA), the information and networking hub for the district cooling and combined heat and power (CHP) industries worldwide. Bin Shafar is the first UAE national to ever be nominated to the IDEA board of directors and the only candidate from a Middle East company to be nominated for a senior position. Announcing this in a news release, Empower revealed that IDEA held its Annual Business Meeting on June 4, during the Annual Awards Luncheon in Miami, Florida. During this meeting, IDEA announced the new board members.
On being appointed to the prestigious Board, Bin Shafar said: “I am honoured to be appointed to this highly respected position alongside some eminent figures in the industry. With its searing temperatures and high usage of district cooling systems, the Middle East market can share its best practices and experiences with a much wider audience through its involvement with IDEA, the lynchpin of the entire industry worldwide.”