BEng (Hons), MBA, MSc, DBA, Dip SM, DipEM, AFIChemE, FEI, MIoD
Graduated from the University of Wales College Cardiff, School of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honors). Waddah is considered one of the global authorities on Governance and Leadership and High Reliability Organisations (HROs). He is the Chairman of the Platform for Connected Leadership (PCL), Dubai, UAE. He is also currently the Senior Director for Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence for the ENOC Group in Dubai, UAE and overseas all the Sustainability, CSR, Energy and Resource Management and reporting as well as Business and Operational Excellence, Innovation and Process Improvement and LSS projects with the Group.
Waddah holds several academic and vocational qualifications including two PG Diplomas an MSc in Environmental Sciences; an Executive MBA and a Doctorate from the University of Bradford in Governance and Leadership. He has received several awards in his career, most notably, the Rashid Prize for Scholarship Excellence in 2007 (Dubai), and the IEMA Sustainability Leader of the Year (UK) in 2019.
He delivers various lectures in technical, on learning and in leadership and governance at universities, conferences and within organisations. He is a visiting lecturer on the MSc program at the University of Technology Petronas (UTP) in Malaysia and appointed as an external examiner for PhD defence exams at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) in India. His publications include various research, practitioner journal and conference papers in addition to 7 internationally published books mainly is Safety Management, Operational Excellence, Reflective Learning, HSE Practitioner Executive Development, Governance and Leadership as well as theology. Two books are currently under development in PSM & Human Factors and another on Governance and Leadership in Health and Safety. He served as Vice Chairman of Dubai Carbon (DCCE PJSC) from 2010-2019; he is a Board Member of the not-for-profit Emirates Environment Group; an Executive Committee Member (Board) the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and a Board/Council member of the Energy Institute (EI) in the UK and serves as the Hon. Chairman of the Energy Institute Middle East Branch. He is also the senior advisor to the Board of the Clean Energy Business Council. He also represents the UAE in the International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee 283 and is Chairman of the UAE National Committee for Health and Safety.
He was born and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.