Dr Nawal Al-Hosany is the Associate Director of Sustainability at Masdar. In this role she leads a team responsible for developing Masdar Sustainability Standards & Policies and Sustainability Auditing, Monitoring and Reporting. This is accomplished through diligent tracking of Masdar City’s carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable energy supply and demand, as well as through monitoring of its sustainable practices and governance codes.
Her team also works to ensure the incorporation of Triple-Bottom-Line concepts into all aspects of Masdar City’s operations and to build more capacity for Masdar City’s engagement with the local community and international professional bodies, and to liaise with government authorities, schools and universities to drive the sustainability agenda in the UAE.
Prior to her current appointment, Nawal held senior leadership positions in the General Headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Police, where she served as the head of Design and Studies in the Engineering Department. In 2007, she became the fi rstever female Deputy Director in the Abu Dhabi Police.
During her career, Nawal has actively participated in numerous Continuing Professional Development courses in order to keep at the forefront of the social science and sustainable development debates, as well remain updated on the latest project management methods, and leadership, planning and decision-support mechanisms.
Nawal has received several medals and accolades for her professional achievements, including a Chevening Fellowship from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Offi ce. Most recently, she won the Emirates Businesswomen Award in the Professional and Career Achievements category.
Nawal graduated in the Faculty of Engineering from UAE University in 1992 and obtained her PhD from Newcastle University, UK in 2002.