Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany
A leading global advocate of sustainability, Dr Al-Hosany oversees four Masdar departments: Sustainability; Marketing and Communications; Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and Special Projects; and since 2012, she has been Director of the UAE’s annual global awards for renewable energy and sustainability, the Zayed Future Energy Prize. As part of her responsibilities at Masdar, Dr Al-Hosany developed Masdar’s sustainability standards, policies, auditing, monitoring and reporting. In her position as programme director of the UAE-led Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), Dr Al-Hosany provides strategic direction to the initiative’s aim of affording a platform for women to be catalysts of innovation, and drivers of commercial solutions that will address global sustainability and climate change challenges. Previously, Dr Al-Hosany held senior leadership positions with the General Headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Police. In 2007, she became the first-ever female Deputy Director in the Abu Dhabi Police. Dr Al-Hosany graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at the UAE University and obtained her PhD from Newcastle University in the UK.