IDEA Middle East heads announced

The US-based International District Energy Association (IDEA) has named the first heads of its Middle East Chapter.

The US-based International District Energy Association (IDEA) has named the first heads of its Middle East Chapter.

Rita Chahoud, PR and communications manager at district cooling provider Tabreed has been appointed as executive director of the Chapter; Tabreed CEO Dany Safi has been named as regional manager. "[Rita has] been working in our industry for nearly ten years and has been active in IDEA for that whole time," stated IDEA president Robert Thornton. "She'll serve as a focal point [for the Chapter]," he added.

In addition, a steering committee has been formed that will serve in an advisory capacity. "[This will comprise] senior players from the industry with a keen insight to the opportunities and challenges and we expect that they will be a great council to principally help us with priorities," stressed Thornton.

The IDEA Middle East Chapter was officially launched at IDEA's International District Cooling Conference in Abu Dhabi during January 2007 in response to the growth of the industry in the Middle East. The Chapter will be based in Abu Dhabi and serve the entire Gulf region.

US-based IDEA is a non-profit trade association that operates for the district energy industry. It works to advance global environmental quality by advising on the application of efficienct district energy systems.

Most popular

Awards

CW Oman Awards 2020: Meet the winners
A round of the thirteen winning names at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2020 that

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2020: Building a sustainable, 'resilient' infra
AESG’s Phillipa Grant, Burohappold’s Farah Naz, and Samana's Imran Farooq on a sustainable built environment
CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 767
Sep 01, 2020