Clean Energy Business Council appoints Stephane le Gentil as New CEO

Clean Energy Business Council

7 May 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Clean Energy Business Council has announced the appointment of Stephane le Gentil as their new chief executive officer (CEO). Stephane will join immediately to guide the organization as it looks to facilitate and catalyse continued regional investment in renewable energy and clean technology.

Stephane has been the Founder and CEO of Wattaqa since November 2016. The company provides strategic consultancy, advisory and project management services in end-use energy efficiency, energy Demand Side Management (DSM), renewable energy generation and Energy Services (ESCO) activities with a focus in the Middle East region.

Stephane came to Dubai in 2013 to found and manage the Dubai’s Super ESCO named Etihad Energy Services Company or Etihad ESCO. Etihad ESCO was created under the leadership of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the ownership of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as the official government organization to reduce significantly the consumption of electricity and water in 30,000 existing buildings in Dubai.

Speaking about the new appointment, Dr. Nasser Saidi, CEBC Chairman, said: “I am very pleased that Stephane Le Gentil is joining us to lead the CEBC as our new CEO. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and a wide network of stakeholders in the clean energy and technology sector, that will be assets for the CEBC as it grows its activities across the GCC and the wider MENA region”.

Stephane le Gentil, CEBC CEO, said: “Through is strong and diverse membership base, its activities and its dynamic team, the CEBC has established itself as a very reputable organization fostering the development of the clean energy sector in the GCC and MENA region. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to its further development.”

Prior to Etihad ESCO, Stephane spent many years at a leading Fortune 500 company to build their European energy services. He is past Chairman of the European Association of Energy Service Companies, eu-ESCO, holds a Master of Science in IT from Hautes Etudes d’Ingenieur (HEI) in France and is fluent in English and French.

Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) is a not-for-profit organisation in the MENA region dedicated to promoting clean energy including renewables, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy storage and clean energy technology and solutions for the environmental sector. CEBC provides a forum for the private and public sectors to come together to further dialogue and much needed policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as creating a platform for members and industry stakeholders to network and meet.