CEO Message

Our Vision is to Lead the World in its Transition to a Carbon-Free Future

WESAM Y. ALGHAMDI
Chief Executive Officer
NEOM Green Hydrogen Company

“Since its inception, NEOM Green Hydrogen Company has achieved some remarkable milestones in its journey to build the world’s largest green hydrogen plant. I look forward to leading the company’s next era of growth till the execution of the project as we work towards commencing operations in 2026.”

Board Members

  • Nadhmi Al-Nasr
    Chairman, NGHC
    CEO, NEOM

    Nadhmi Al-Nasr has enjoyed a long, rewarding career leading several of Saudi Arabia’s most reputable companies and projects. Since July 2018, he has been at the helm of NEOM, leading and delivering the company’s bold and ambitious program of work. Under his leadership, NEOM has become a global innovation hub.

  • Mohammad Abunayyan
    Chairman
    ACWA Power

    Mr. Mohammad A. Abunayyan is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACWA Power, the world’s largest private water desalination company, a leader in energy transition, and first mover into green hydrogen.

  • Seifi Ghasemi
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Air Products

    Seifi Ghasemi became Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products in July 2014, where he focuses on setting the company’s strategy and policies, developing leadership, and meeting shareholder commitments. He has deep experience in the industrial gases and speciality chemicals industries.

NGHC Leadership Team

  • Wesam Y. Alghamdi
    CEO

    Wesam Y. Alghamdi assumed the role of NGHC in January 2024 and will be leading the growth of the project till it’s execution and full operation in 2026. With over 25 years of cross-functional senior leadership experience within the industry in the Middle East, Wesam will drive the progress of NGHC’s project and is looking forward to leading NGHC in its pursuit of building a carbon-free world for future generations.

  • Yako J. Wijnands
    Vice President – Operations

    Yako assumed his responsibilities as VP Operations in January 2022, bringing with him over 30 years’ global operations leadership experience in the industrial gases and energy industries. He is a strategic, influential, and inspiring leader with extensive global experience in facility management, operational excellence, and business development.

  • Ana Munoz
    Chief Legal Officer

    Ana has over 20 years of legal experience, including a decade in the Middle East advising on large infrastructure projects and extensive work in the oil and gas sector. She aims to provide pragmatic, commercially sensible legal guidance, emphasising sustainability and compliance. Ana holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, with a strong legal standing in the United States.

  • Zahid Hussain
    Chief Finance Officer

    With over 18 years in O&G and energy, Zahid is an experienced industry professional. His recent eight-year role at ACWA Power, including Director of Finance at Jazan IGCC, was instrumental in company growth. Zahid also served as CFO at Shuaibah IWPP and deputy CFO at Rabigh Electricity Company, ensuring financial prudence. Zahid holds degrees in Commerce, CPA, and CMA.

  • Hamoud Al Mutairi
    Commercial Director

    Hamoud Al Mutairi is the Commercial Director at NGHC. An agile executive and passionate team player with over 23 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Hamoud utilises his wealth of expertise in commercial development, projects, operations and risk management to ensure sustained operational excellence across all commercial activities.

  • Shaun Howard
    EHS&S Director

    Shaun specialises in EHS roles across various sectors and has a proven track record of safety, sustainability, and excellence. Shaun’s visionary approach drives diverse and inclusive teams, emphasising safety, well-being, and environmental sustainability. He holds key certifications and a successful career history with prominent companies, including KBR, WorleyParsons, Chevron, and Jazan Gas Projects Company.

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