Chairman – Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA)

Dr. Rashid Al Leem is widely considered a visionary and thought leader in business, He dons many hats and hones various passions. As the Director General of the Sharjah Department of Seaports and Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authorities (Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority), he is the driving force in transforming them into a strategic commerce hub and empowering thousands of businesses in the region.

Rashid Al Leem has authored many acclaimed books and articles in journals and magazines in both Arabic and English, including his recent book “SUSTAINABILITY The Fourth Wave of ECONOMY”

With a PhD from University of Salford, Manchester, UK, and multiple honorary doctorates, Testament to his efforts are the various accolades he has received, including the Achievement Award by League of Arab States, Gold Medal from the Mayor of Cannes for environmental efforts, Excellence in Leadership award from ASSOCHAM in India and Celebrity of the Year by Khaleej Times. He’s been endorsed as a Maritime Personality for 2009 by Marine Biz TV and acclaimed as Middle East Business Leaders Awards 2012 as a tribute to his acumen in Training & Human Capital Development. He was conferred the Jewels of Muslim World Award 2012 in Jakarta in recognition of his achievements as one of the top nine movers of the Islamic economics and bestowed the honor of Environmentalist of the Year 2012 in Malaysia in recognition of his contributions towards a sustainable environment. “Extraordinary Human” Award by the United Nations-World Peace Organization for UAE, on December 9, 2013. UAE decorates ‘Golden Arrow Award’ on Feb 18, 2014 in a rare tribute to the wisdom displayed in Management in the whole Arab world. He is known among his peers as the Green Ambassador of the UAE. Selected by the Prime Minister of UAE as the knowledge Ambassador and Member of board of trustee by Sharjah University.