Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

11-14 NOVEMBER 2019
Supported by

Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

Executive Director


Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi graduated from the University of Wales College Cardiff, School of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Honors) in Environmental Engineering.

Waddah Ghanem is currently the Executive Director of EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs at the ENOC Group in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his capacity, Waddah is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of best practices and standards for EHS, Business Excellence & Quality, Sustainability, Security and Risk Management as well as Wellness and Social Affairs and advocates the continued improvement of the company’s EHSSQ culture through his leadership of the company’s EHSSQ regional team. Waddah also oversees the Group’s Legal Affairs as well as the development and implementation of the ENOC Group Communication Strategy to support commercial growth and strategic positioning. 

Waddah has spent the last 17 years moving from EHS Supervisor at the refinery to assistant EHS Advisor in the Group, later to grow the EHS Compliance function until he become Director, EHSQ Compliance in 2010. He was recently in 2015 promoted to Executive Director, EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs. Waddah is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Director of Dubai Carbon in which ENOC Group is an active shareholder. 

Waddah is an experienced engineering professional with in-depth expertise in environment, health and safety, risk management and sustainability issues. Trained as an environmental engineer who became a consultant early on in his career, he then diversified his career by moving into the energy industry by joining ENOC Processing Company.

He is also the Chairman of the ENOC Wellness and Social Activities Program Committee for the ENOC Group. In addition, Waddah chairs and is a member of various organizational committees such as the Energy and Resource Management Technical Committee and the Marine EHS Committee.

Waddah holds two Diplomas in Environmental Management and Safety Management from the United Kingdom, an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the UAE University, an Executive MBA from University of Bradford in the UK. His Doctoral research focused on Corporate Governance and Leadership was also completed through the University of Bradford in the UK.

He has published (co-authored) several technical and theological books and papers in the past 5 years including 4 books relating to Safety Management (2010), Reflective Learning (2014), Operational Excellence (2015); The Opening of the Quran (2016) respectively.

He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and an Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the United Kingdom. He is a Board Member of the Emirates Environment Group (EEG) and Dubai (UAE) based NGO and the not-for-profit Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), an organisation which is the voice for safety and environmental protection in O&G Marine Activities international.

He was born and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is married and blessed with 5 children.