Rashid Al Leem
|Rashid Al Leem|
Rashid Obaid Jumaa Al Leem|
1 December 1966
|Residence||Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|Occupation||Chairman, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority|
Rashid Al Leem (Arabic: راشد الليم; born Rashid Obaid Jumaa Al Leem) is the chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The ruler of Sharjah chose him at the young age to the project of building and economic zone in the emirate. He has also written several books. The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured him the title Ambassador of Knowledge of the UAE.
He was born on 1 December 1966 to a middle-class family. In 1983, he went to abroad for the higher education. He completed professional education in abroad. After finishing his study, he joined Amoco Oil in 1989. In 1989, he received the diploma in petroleum engineering from Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles. In 2004, he obtained MBA from Atlantic University, Florida and in 2012, he also received PhD degree in management from University of Salford, UK.
He has also published several books, including My Leadership Secrets and My Green Journey in Hamriyah that details his experience in the free trade zone. The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured him the title Ambassador of Knowledge of the UAE.
He worked in different companies and institutions as; In 2000, Director-general of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority. In 2007, Achievement Award by League of Arab States. In 2011, Excellence in Leadership award from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. In 2012, Middle East Business Leaders Award from the President of Indonesia. In 2014, Chairman, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority in 2014.
Awards and honours
- Middle East Business Leaders Award 2012 by the President of Indonesia.
- The honour of Environmentalist of the Year 2012 by Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian prime minister.
- The Achievement Award by League of Arab States.
- Gold Medal from the Mayor of Cannes.
- Excellence in Leadership award from Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry in India.
- Man of the Year by Khaleej Times newspaper.
- Maritime Personality for 2009 by Marine Business TV.
- Ambassador of Knowledge of the UAE by the Ruler of Dubai.
- "Power to transform". China Daily Asia. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Dr. Rashid Al Leem interview: Hamriyah Free Zone Authority". Arab Business.com. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "VP honours Sewa Chairman". 1 April 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Dr. Rashid Al Leem is a speaker at the AUS Student". AUS-American University of Sharjah. 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- "Amiri Decree on Chairman Appointment at SEWA". Sewa.Govt.ae. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- "راشد الليم .. قائد التغيير المؤسساتي". Alroeya.ae-Every Newspaper Emirates. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Dr. Rashid Al Leem Director General Sharjah Sea Ports, Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authority". Wifkl.com. 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "تكريم راشد الليم خلال منتدى الإستثمار الخليجي الماليزي". Emirates News Agency. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Maritime personality of the year". Hamriyah Free Zone Authority.ae. Retrieved 12 August 2015.