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The role of artificial intelligence in achieving net-zero carbon production in the Middle East manufacturing sector


Jun 23, 2021 12:01 PM

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Salman Abdulla
Executive Vice President, HSSEQ and Business Transformation @Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
Salman Dawood Abdulla has been in charge of Health, Safety, Security, Environment, Quality and Business Transformation at EGA since 2016. He has a wealth of experience designing, building, operating and maintaining large industrial plants. Mr. Abdulla joined DUBAL in 1984 as an engineering apprentice. He has held senior positions including General Manager of Power and Desalination at DUBAL, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Operations, and Senior Vice President of Al Taweelah Operations. During his tenure, Mr. Abdulla also led the design, startup and stabilization of both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the EMAL project and was responsible for the design, tender and installation of a 1GW+ power plant over a period of 10 years.
Amer Kakish
CEO @Ittihad International Investment Group
Amer Fayez Kakish is the Chief Executive Officer of Ittihad International Investment LLC, a leading private industrial group established in 2008, with diversified investments in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, energy & utilities, and environmental services. Amer received his master’s degree in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut and his BSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan. He is also a Chartered Engineer from Institution of Engineering Technology (previously known as Institution of Electrical Engineers).
Sanal Kumar
Chairman and Managing Director @Classic Fashion Apparel Industry
Sanal Kumar started Classic Fashion Apparel Industry Ltd. Co. in Jordan in 2003 with just 300 employees, 130 machines, and an output valued at USD2 million. Now, in 2017, after a decade and a half of consistent growth, the firm employs 24,000 people and operates over 12,000 machines to produce 66.2 million garments with an annual turnover of USD458 million in 2017, contributing to 26.5% of the income from Jordan’s total garment exports. After beginning his career in the revenue department of the Bombay International Airport, he moved to Dubai in 1990, Oman in 1993, and Abu Dhabi in 1999, before finally settling in Jordan in 2000.