The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi – Community of Interest – Energy is pleased to organize a panel discussion regarding the CCUs and H2 driving COP28: Opportunities and Challenges.

In the frame of raising the awareness about the concrete steps to be taken towards the net-zero emissions targets by 2025, the CBC Abu Dhabi bringing experts in the field of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) and the production of blue and green hydrogen in preparation for the COP28.

This event is followed by a networking reception.May 2nd, 2023 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Dusit Thani Hotel Abu Dhabi CBC members: AED 175 & Non-CBC members: AED 250, Ticket prices include 5% VAT and pass-around canapes and drinks. 


Dr. Ahmed Aboudheir is the Chief Executive Officer of Delta CleanTech UAE and the President of Aboudheir Consulting Ltd. Experienced chemical engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the energy industry and research institutions for more than 35 years. Skilled in process design, process optimization, and process troubleshooting in the fields of gas processing, CO2 capture, and chemicals reclaiming and reuse. He has a B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Systems Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer with APEGA and APEGS. He has extensive peer reviewed publications in design and optimization of chemical/petrochemical plants, hydrogen production reactors, post combustion capture process, and solvent/glycol reclaiming process.

In April 2006, the Government of Saskatchewan, Canada, awarded Dr. Aboudheir the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan. The Medal recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to society and honors their outstanding achievements. Dr. Aboudheir recognized for his significant contributions in hydrogen production research and community leadership.

Roy Dabbous is the Regional Director, MENA of Hatch. Roy Dabbous has over 26 years of professional experience in the global Energy, Mining and Metals industries within both Owner and Consulting companies. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical (Major) and Petroleum (Minor) Engineering, he joined Hatch in 2001 and has held several positions comprising of business management, project management and technical roles in various industries. This included work in the Energy (Oil & Gas, Power), Metals (Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminium, Iron & Steel) sectors and related Infrastructure. Based in the UAE for over 15 years, he is the currently the Regional Director for Hatch’s Business for the Middle East and North Africa. 

Roy brings a strong background in project execution and engineering with over 17 years of Project and Engineering management on various multidiscipline projects. This has included both multibillion dollar capex projects and a portfolio of smaller sustaining capital projects for clients in North America, Africa and the Middle East.

His background in the energy sector, and in particular CCUS, is anchored in the Hydrocarbon industry where he also brings a working knowledge of both reservoir and production engineering.  Over the past 10 years, Roy has been consulting clients in various industries on their Energy Transition strategy, supporting the decarbonization of their operating assets / facilities.


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