Alwasail started production in Saudi Arabia as “Alwasail Agricultural Company” in 1979 producing polyethylene pipes for irrigation. It changed its name to Alwasail Industrial Company in 1990 as it increased its production lines, then transformed to a closed Joined Stock company in 2012 by increasing its paid up capital to reach SR 250 million. Alwasail also has a much smaller affiliated company called Saudi Rubber Products (SRP) that complements its pipe and fitting manufacturing line; which specializes in rubber rings flat-foam and pipe-foam insulation.
Hesham has a rich experience in capital market transaction. He started his career in the Capital Market Authority where he worked in various capital market transaction such various SABIC Sukuk issuances and various IPO deals in different sectors. Then, He joined GIB capital as investment banker and successfully closed a couple of deals like AlAhli Bank IPO (So far, this biggest IPO in the history of the kingdom) and the acquisition of General Lighting Company by Philips. After that, He joined Samba Capital Investment Banking team where he successfully closed IPO deal in the health sector. He currently works in the National Center of Privatization & PPPs where he became an integral part of its operation with focus on the water sector and successfully closed several Green field projects in the water production and sewage treatment
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Shibh Al Jazira Contracting Company (SAJCO) is serving more than 54 years for the development of infrastructure projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as EPC contractor & PPP investing partner with many branches country wide at Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Qassim, Abha, & Dammam. SAJCO expertise fields are road construction and maintenance, bridges, tunnels, underpasses, dams, sewage, water-supply networks, dewatering, water and fuel strategic reservoirs, buildings, and piling works. SAJCO has chain of production of constructıon materials of raw, semi-finished & finished products, such quarries, asphalt & concrete batching plants and hauling fleet & finishing facilities, factories. SAJCO truly follows local & international standards for projects & production lines, caring to environmental, HSE & QC programs. We have been honored with too many awards by our clients. Sajco has work force around 9500 & 1150 administrative staff where operating around 8200 pieces medium to heavy duty equipment. Sajco has 26 different sister companies operating on various fields. Sajco would always be persistent to do his best for KSA infrastructure development. Our prime Clients are Ministries, Municipalities, Governmental Authorities and state stakes such as MOD, MOMRA, MODON, RCRD, ARAMCO, SAR, & NWC.
Rafael Pérez-Feito is currently International Operations Director in Aqualia, a global water company serving more than 23 million people in 21 countries. With more than 15 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector, he joined Aqualia in 2005 as Corporate Development Director for Europe at a time in which the company was able to expand its operations to the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy and Portugal becoming one of the global market leaders. Since then, he has hold other executive positions like Central and Eastern Europe Director and Europe Area Manager and has been a Member of different Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards in several international water companies.
Prior to Aqualia, he worked in the Research and Consulting fields for different private and public companies in Spain and the United States, participating in several projects in Latin America and Spain.
Additionally, he is a Member of the Advisory Board at the IESE-United Nations Public-Private Partnerships International Specialist Centre “PPP for Cities”, Member of the UNECE Team of Experts on Public-Private Partnerships and Lecturer at the “International Master in Public Companies and Policy” (École des Ponts ParisTech, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo and Spanish Civil Engineers Association).
Rafael holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University, a MSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and a MBA from IESE Business School.
Francois is the International Water Client Director for Atkins with over 12 years of experience for both a major Consultancy engineering company as well as with a major Water Utility company.
Francois has extensive experience working in the Middle East region through his career and has in-depth knowledge of successful public-private partnership in region. Over the past 3 years, Francois has been involved in most water/wastewater PPP projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supporting successfully key Saudi stakeholders (SWPC, NWC, SWCC, MEWA or PIF) in the delivery of those flagship projects. Francois is a key private sector figure of the current Privatisation of the Water Sector across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Technical Limited (STL) is a prominent player in engineering, construction, industry and technical services. The water department at STL has under its belt the successful record of deploying more than 400,000 smart water meters; The deployment of an AMI infrastructure covering more than 750,000 smart water meters, and an AMR infrastructure for more than 1 Million smart water meter.
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Dr. Hazim El Naser has earned his Post-Doctorate studies in Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis from Harvard University-USA in 1996. PhD from the Technical University of Munich and Wüerzburg University/Germany in Water Resources Management, 1991. MSc in Hydrology from the University of Jordan in 1987 and BSc in Hydrology from the University of Jordan in 1985.
HE worked in developing the long term vision of Jordan’s Water and Agriculture Sectors and associated policies.
HE worked on developing the long term vision of Iraq Water and Sanitation Sector and paved the road for the implementation of the strategic projects for Jordan and Iraq.
HE published more than 60 scientific papers in the field of water, sanitation , irrigated agriculture and environment, and a BOOK on “Management of Scarce Water Resources in the ME (2009), WTI Press, UK.
Served as Minister of Water and Irrigation and Minister of Agriculture (2001-2005) and (2013-2018). Served as a member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives (2007-2010).
Worked during the period 2005-2013 and 2017-2018 as an international consultant for major donors like, The World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, UNDP, etc. Currently he is the Chairman and Founder of the Middle East Water Forum (www.mewf.de) .
Charafat Afailal, was the Minister in charge of water in the Moroccan government between 2013 and 2018 and is an expert on water and climate.
She graduated in 1997 from the Mohammadia School of Engineers, in Morocco, beginning a career of more than two decades in the field of water. Her first experience as an engineer was in the Moroccan potable water office, where she contributed to the achievements of several major projects and programs of national importance.
As Minister, Charafat Afailal launched many important reforms and made several landmark achievements that ensured water security in a difficult climatic context.
Many achievements were concluded under her leadership, such as the elaboration of the Moroccan water policy 2015-2030, development and implementation of the drought management plans, establishment of a new mode of groundwater governance, development of re-use plans and others.
Charafat Afailal also played an important role in the recognition of water as the sector most affected by climate change, which culminated in the organisation of the Water Action Day during Cop 22 by CCNUCC.
Rolf is a commercially astute, visionary and creative Senior Manager with an extensive background of more than 20 years in the industrial manufacturing, mining, water, power and utilities sectors.
Throughout his international career, Rolf was covering diverse continents and regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America, where he is recognised as a strong and knowledgeable leader, who is able to train and manage multicultural teams to deliver organisational objectives.
Rolf combines a global professional network with exceptional negotiation skills and a proven record in achieving business growth. He possesses a natural aptitude for international business development and sales, in both start-up and multinational businesses and focuses on financial goals and KPIs, successfully expanding businesses into new territories.
An economist by education, Rolf has acquired in-depth expert levels of technical knowledge, know-how and insight, in particular in the field of his passion: water. Today, Rolf is at the forefront of several projects and initiatives aiming for new technologies to be introduced to the water treatment industry.
Awards and repeated features in Forbes and alike are some of the acknowledgments Rolf received in return for his relentless push to realize his vision for an advanced and integrated, truly sustainable water management around the globe.
Rolf has joined BESIX Concessions & Assets as the Project Development Manager, focusing on desalination and innovative water treatment businesses, in November 2016, after holding senior international management positions with Publicis MCD, WA Granite, Hawle Armaturen, CST Industries, Toray.
In July 2019, as a result of his high profile work and accomplishments, Rolf has accepted senior advisory roles for Government Authorities and private sector industries, in which Rolf will contribute with his vast experience and insights on the highest executive, strategic levels with a global reach.
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