Currently the Senior Director, Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence for the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) in Dubai, UAE. Waddah currently overseas all the Sustainability, Environmental, CSR and Energy and Resource Management at ENOC as well as Operational and Business Excellence, Quality, IMS Certification Assurance, Innovation and Process Improvement.
He has been responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of best practices and standards for EHS Assurance, Business Excellence & Quality, Sustainability, Security and Risk Management as well as Wellness and Social Affairs and advocates the continued improvement of the company’s EHSSQ culture through his leadership of the company’s EHSSQ regional team. Waddah also oversaw the Group’s Legal Affairs as well as the development and implementation of the ENOC Group Communication Strategy to support commercial growth and strategic positioning.
He is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Bradford School of Management – University of Bradford, has an MBA from the Bradford School of Management an MSc from the UAE University and has a BEng (Hons)in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wales, College Cardiff.
He was the Vice Chairman, Dubai Centre of Carbon Excellence “Dubai Carbon” (DCCE) PJSC (2010-2019) Appointed Member the Board, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) – (Since 2015) an Elected Member of the Council, Energy Institute, UK (Since 2018) the Hon. Chairman, Energy Institute – Middle East Branch (Since 2017) and an Appointed Member, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG).
He has occupied many different positions and roles in his career including EHS Coordinator, Group Manager EHS Compliance, EHS Assurance Director and Executive Director EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs. He has seven international books published in Safety Management, Reflective Learning for HSE practitioners, Operational Excellence, Governance and Leadership and Business Acumen skills for HSE practitioners and a book in theology. He has published many journal and conference papers and has in the span of his career presented in more than 100 conferences and seminars in more than 10 different countries. He is appointed as an adjacent (visiting) lecturer in the Universiti Technologi Petronas (UTP), Malaysia and is on the advisory Board of the University of Modern Sciences in Dubai. He was also appointed as an advisory to the Board of the Clean Energy Business Council which is a not-for-profit professional business organization established in the UAE. He is also appointed as an external examiner for PhD defenses for the University of Petroleum and Environmental Sciences (UPES), Dehradun, India. He independently trains and consults for Evolve in his personal time.
He received the Sustainability Leader of the Year Award by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) in 2019. Dr Waddah Al Hashmi is considered one of the most influential and competent authorities in the subject areas of HSE, Operational Excellence and Sustainability, especially in the Middle East.
He is very passionate about improving the HSE standards internationally and is especially interested in improvements in HSE practitioner competence and capabilities.