Mr. Micheal Nates , Director – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, ACWA Power, Dubai

MichealMr. Michael Nates, has been working in ACWA since 2009, whereas ACWA Power is the largest independent developer, manager and asset owner of water desalination and power generation projects and assets in the MENA region.
Mr. Nates is a seasoned and experienced professional with 20 year’s experience focusing on Sustainability, Business Strategy, Corporate responsibility, Carbon and Business Risk management. His career encompasses a range of technical and managerial roles as both client and consultant. His academic foundation is a Professional Mechanical Engineer and has subsequently achieved Chartered Environmentalist status and Health & Safety qualifications. He is currently reading for a Doctorate of Business Administration through the University of Liverpool.

Mr. Nates has worked across many sectors including power generation, gas and utilities, construction, real estate (development, asset, green buildings and facilities management), transport, manufacturing, professional services, telecommunications and process industries. Professional roles have covered a broad range of corporate and public organizations including Fortune 500 companies, Central Government departments and Non-Governmental Organizations across various sectors and regions.

Mr. Nates holds BSc of Mechanical Engineering from University of Cape Town, South Africa and Master Degree in 1989 from the same University. Mr. Nates has joined the Engineering Council of South Africa, as professional Engineer, since 1994.