Majid Refae

Chairman, Saudi Polytechnic Institute of Renewable Energy

With a distinguished career spanning several decades, Majid Refae is a dynamic and accomplished professional who has played pivotal roles in the advancement of renewable energy and industrial engineering. Currently serving as the Chairman of the Saudi Polytechnic Institute of Renewable Energy since June 2022, Majid Refae is at the forefront of shaping the future of sustainable technology.

In his previous role as the Chief Executive Officer of Desert Technologies Industries from June 2022 to 2023, Majid Refae demonstrated exceptional leadership, driving the company's growth and innovation. Majid Refae 's extensive experience in the energy sector includes a significant tenure at the Advanced Electronics Company, where he served from 2006 to 2020. Mr. Refae holds a BSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master's Degree in Applied Science in Engineering Management.

He is a distinguished member of the Saudi Council of Engineering and the Consultation Committee of Industrial Engineering at King Saud University. He also contributes his insights to international business relations as a member of the Saudi Iraqi, Saudi Omani, and Saudi Spain Business Councils.


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Panel discussion 1 | Market perspectives and opportunities in the Saudi PV market

In this session, experts and analysts from local and international companies will discuss the perspectives of this segment and the challenges that must still be addressed to further reduce prices and foster innovation.

Talking points:

  • LCOE of large-scale and small-scale PV in SA
  • PV and storage in the SA energy market
  • Direct and indirect incentives
  • Future policies
  • Renewable energy targets
  • PV for energy exports

Speakers: Nahidh El-Shaer, Country Director, SirajPower | Majid Refae, Chairman, Saudi Polytechnic Institute of Renewable Energy | Marcus H. Schrauf, CEO, FAS Energy | Dr. Hussain Bassi, Senior Consultant Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

Moderators:  Essam Al-Ammar, Professor of Electrical Energy, King Saud University


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Presentation: Saudi Polytechnic Institute of Renewable Energy

Speaker: Majid Refae, Chairman, Saudi Polytechnic Institute of Renewable Energy

SPIRE: Saudi Polytechnic Institute for Renewable Energy