Eight new faces have been added to the Emirates Green Building Council board of directors as the organisation looks to support the UAE leadership’s vision of sustainable development.
Abdulla Aljefri, Afra Majid Alowais, HE Ali Al Jassim, Faisal Rashid, Madiha Salem, Mohamed Al-Dah, Noura Al Hammadi, and Sara Alzarouni have all been named non-corporate members of the board on two-year terms.
All are Emirati and will be eligible for re-election once their term concludes.
“At this critical juncture for sustainable development globally, these appointments enrich the leadership of the Council as we continue forward on our mission of positioning the UAE as a global leader in green buildings and achieving the sustainable development goals outlined by the UAE Vision 2021,” said Saeed Al Abbar, chairman of Emirates Green Building Council.
“These appointments also underline our commitment to the vision of the UAE leadership to promote gender balance on boards as well as nurture youth talent for leadership positions.”
Four of the new recruits are women, and Al Abbar hopes a diverse boardroom will help foster a new generation of ‘green champions’ committed to efficient and sustainable building.
“I am very pleased that 50% of the new board members are female with the majority also representing Emirati youth,” said Al Abbar.
“The eight new Emirati members share a common ideal: An unwavering enthusiasm and passion towards promoting a green UAE.
“They will add significant value to the deliberations and initiatives of EmiratesGBC and help further innovate our processes and achieve newer benchmarks of excellence.”