Elie is the Head of Electricity at the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau in Dubai. The Bureau regulates the electricity, water, and district cooling sectors in the Emirate. Elie is predominantly focused on regulating electricity generation under the Independent Power Producer model and supporting programmes and initiatives that promote energy and water efficiency in Dubai’s built environment.
Elie has over 20 years of work experience, 14 of which are in the UAE. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. He gained his expertise in the energy and utilities sector largely through consulting work in the UAE, Canada, and Lebanon. Prior to joining the RSB in 2013, Elie helped set up and managed an engineering consulting firm in Abu Dhabi. He has been involved in key projects and initiatives in the region, mainly dealing with IPP licensing, regulation, grid codes, renewables standards, demand-side management, building rating schemes, energy services, strategy, utility restructuring, asset management, utility information systems, network automation and control, and smart grids.