Skip to content
Site search

Saeed Al Abbar

Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council

Saeed is the Director at AESG, a firm specialising in the provision of specialist consultancy and commissioning services throughout the Middle East, Europe and Africa through its offices in Dubai, London and Abu Dhabi. He holds a First-Class Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath.

In his role at AESG, Saeed has been involved in managing and directing some of the world’s most prestigious projects through design, construction, commissioning and operation. Projects have included large prestigious master plan developments, high rise buildings, housing development and critical infrastructure. Under Saeed's direction, AESG has developed a strong reputation in the region for delivering the highest quality consultancy in sustainability, energy management, fire and life safety, facade engineering, environmental consultancy, waste management and commissioning services.

Saeed has authored a number of papers on the application of sustainability in the UAE and MENA region and has consequently presented at a number of local, regional and international conferences. As well as presenting at industry conferences, Saeed has also presented a policy paper at the United Nations Regional Policy Dialogue in 2012 on policy measures that would be effective in tackling the regions energy and sustainability challenges.

As well as his professional role as Director of AESG, Saeed is currently the Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council and a Board Member of the World Green Building Council. In this role, Saeed actively works in promoting the advancement of best practice and innovation in the building industry throughout the UAE and MENA region by working with industry, academia and government departments to develop collaborative solutions to some of the regions greatest challenges.

In 2010, Saeed was awarded the title of International Young Consultant of the Year by British Expertise in the UK. In 2012, Saeed was named in Gulf Business’s top 30 achievers in the MENA region under the age of 30.  In 2017 Saeed was shortlisted for the award of Executive of the Year under Middle East Consultant Awards and was also awarded the title of Sustainable Business Leader of the Year at the Abu Dhabi Business Leadership Awards.