Eng. Nayef Al-Haddad received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois in 2001 and MBA in 2016. With more than 10 years of experience in electrical power systems operations as a senior operation and control engineer in the State of Kuwait’s National Control Center – MEW, he became the Head of Market Operations in the GCC Interconnection Authority (2011 – 2013). He joined Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) in 2014 and he is Manager of Research and Strategic Planning. He has managed multiple local PPP project tenders such as Az Zour North Phase 2 IWPP, Al Khairan Phase 1 IWPP, Um Al Hayman WWTP as well as regional projects such as the GCC’s first energy trading online platform for usage across the GCC Interconnection Grid. His academic focus and
professional interest is set towards enabling the private sector’s involvement and engagement in local infrastructure projects and energy policymaking.