Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has appointed Mark Reddemann as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 April, 2018.
Reddemann has been chosen to lead the Nawah team in finishing preparations to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi.
With 40 years of nuclear and executive experience, Reddemann will be responsible for achieving full operational readiness to further enhance the performance and capabilities of the organisation.
“After eight successful years with Energy Northwest, and more than 30 years in the wider nuclear energy sector, I am excited to take on the responsibility of leading Nawah to achieve its mission and make the UAE the 33rd country in the world to benefit from peaceful nuclear energy generation,” said Reddemann.
In his previous tenure as chief executive officer at Energy Northwest, Reddemann directed the operations of four electricity generating facilities in the state of Washington in the United States.
Prior to this, he held senior roles across a number of prominent nuclear energy companies and institutions.
Nawah, a joint venture operating company formed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in May 2016, will operate and maintain the four-unit Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.
HE Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of the board of directors of Nawah, said: “We are confident that we have recruited one of the most accomplished senior executives within today’s nuclear energy industry.
“Mark brings a wealth of experience and an exceptional track record as a nuclear leader and executive, and we look forward to his contribution as we deliver the first operating nuclear energy plant in the region.”
Following the appointment of Reddemann as Nawah CEO, Mr. Robert Fisher, who has been serving as Acting CEO since January 2018, will return to his full-time position of chief nuclear officer of Nawah.