About us – Meet the team
NESMA RENEWABLE ENERGY
Nesma Company is the parent company of Nesma Renewable Energy.
- Diversified, and privately-held, it has been delivering large-scale projects within Saudi Arabia, and selected other markets, for decades.
- Considered a trusted partner by public and private sector entities alike, Nesma Company has over 30,000 employees across more than 40 subsidiary businesses.
- Headquartered in Jeddah, the group has a physical presence across Saudi Arabia and various other countries of operation (e.g Turkey, Egypt).
- Nesma Company has deep expertise in the delivery and operation of infrastructure assets across various sectors (accommodation, airports, light rail, logistics, ports, water, wastewater etc).
THE NRE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Amaan Lafayette, Chief Executive Officer
Renewable energy and utilities executive with over 18 years’ experience covering project development and operation & maintenance in the UK, MENA and Saudi Arabian markets. Successful track record of establishing and growing multiple business units and teams in the renewable energy sector.
E.On (Director of Business Development, Saudi Arabia); E.On Climate & Renewables (EC&R) (Managing Director, Renewables, MENA); E.C&R (Head of Marine Energy). UK Government Energy Generation & Supply Committee (Board Member for Renewables). UK Government Advisor on Strategic Investment in Renewables.
Executive MBA (European School of Management & Technology). BEng (Hons), Mechanical Engineering (De Montfort University).
Hadder Jalil, Chief Commercial Officer
Finance professional with over 15 years’ banking, financial advisory and private equity experience. Successful track record of financing, and investing in, real assets (core infrastructure, renewables and real estate).
Merrill Lynch (Investment Banking Analyst, London); KPMG Corporate Finance (Manager, Infrastructure Finance, London); Foresight Group Private Equity (Investment Manager, Renewables, London); Great Portland Estates REIT (Head of Investment Analysis, London).
BSc (Hons) First Class, Economics (London School of Economics); Diploma in Corporate Finance (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales); Certificate in Securities and Financial Derivatives (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK).
John Brennan, Chief Development Officer
Renewable energy professional with 14 years experience in the development and management of renewable assets from greenfield sites through to viable commercial operation. Focus on wind, solar and energy-from-waste renewable technologies.
Greensource (Business and Project Development Manager, Ireland); CRE (Renewable Energy Executive, Ireland); Kedco PLC (Lead Renewable Project Engineer); Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (Pharma/Biopharma, multiple roles).
MBA (University of Limerick); BSc Physical Sciences (Dublin Institute of Technology); Graduate Diploma Chemical Engineering (University of Limerick); Graduate Diploma Management Practice (Smurfitt Business School).
Peter Ruschenbaum, Chief Operating Officer
Civil Engineer with more than 24 years of international experience in civil construction, renewable energy (wind & solar) and project management. Extensive experience leading business development and market penetration for different entities in the GCC region.
EIFFAGE Infrastructure (Regional Manager, Middle East); EIFFAGE Rail (Head of International Business Development); ATS-JUWI (Head of Project Management, Germany); Enercon (Head of Project Management, Germany); Wiemer & Trachte (Senior Project Manager, Germany).
Diploma in European Civil Engineering Management & Civil Engineer in Construction (University of Applied Sciences, Germany and University of Wolverhampton, UK); Civil Engineering (Ruhr University); Certificates in “Leadership Training – Systems and Organizations” and “Contract Management in Civil Construction”.
NESMA COMPANY LEADERSHIP
President of Nesma and a member of the board of directors. Serves as Chairman and board member of several Nesma companies.
Holds a bachelor’s degree (Brown University) with a double major in Sociology and Public & Private Sector Organizations, and a master’s degree in Development Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London).
Vice President of Nesma and a member of the board of directors. Chairs the Management Committee and the HR Committee and is a member of the CSR Committee.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (Brown University) and a master’s degree in Environmental Policy (University of Oxford).
“We have been delivering large infrastructure projects for decades. Now, we are building on that heritage and drawing upon the knowledge and skills of our people to assist in the transition to a green, sustainable, energy base in Saudi Arabia, and beyond.”
– Faisal Al-Turki
ABDULLAH ALSHAHRANI VICE PRESIDENT - CORPORATE
VP-Corporate and a board member. Oversees banking relations, treasury, and corporate governance.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (King Abdulaziz University) and a master’s degree in Business Management (University of Hull, United Kingdom).
NAIF ALABEEDI GENERAL MANAGER
GM and board member. Oversees corporate compliance and administration. Manager of Nesma Real Estate. Chairman of the board of Nesma United and the Nesma CSR Committee.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting (King Abdulaziz University) and a master’s degree in Business Management (University of Hull, United Kingdom).
MAHMOUD FALLATAH CEO NESMA WATER & ENERGY
CEO and MD of Nesma Water & Energy, also serves as a Nesma board member.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemical Engineering (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) and an executive management diploma (University of North Carolina).
FOUAD ALSHEREBI BOARD MEMBER
Executive Chairman of the Makkah Bus Project and a Nesma board member. Serves as Chairman of Nesma TATA Projects Limited, and Nesma Telecom & Technology.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (University of California, Santa Barbara) and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (California State University, San Louis Obispo).
SALAH AL-SUNAID CEO NESMA TELECOM & TECHNOLOGY (NTT)
NTT CEO and member of the Nesma board. On the board of Nesma TATA Projects Limited and the supervisory board of Koncar Electrical Equipment, Croatia.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) and a master’s degree in Engineering Management (University of Dayton, Ohio). A Harvard Business School alumnus.
“Nesma Company has always placed people, and their well-being, at the centre of what it does. For us, renewable energy is a natural way to continue our success story and maintain our focus on what is good for our communities.”
– Noura Al-Turki