Name: Dr Maher Chebbo
Position: Vice President Utilities Industry
Dr Maher Chebbo, 18 years of business experience, is currently Vice President of Utilities Industry for Europe Middle East and Africa at SAP AG, the worldwide leader of Business Software Applications.
In his current role, Maher’s responsibility for the Power industry covers 44 countries in EMEA from developed and fully liberalized markets to emerging countries.
Maher joined SAP 10 years ago where he co-founded its corporate venturing unit 3 years ago focusing on strategic innovative and disruptive technologies in several areas including Power industry. Before joining SAP, Maher was Director of Electricity Prorgams (Grid network dispatching, Forecasting, Demand and
Distribution) at Cap Gemini for 6 years.
Beside his membership at the Advisory Council of the European Commission for SmartGrids Technology Platform and Demand and Metering Chairmanship, Maher is also Board member of ARMINES (50 academic research centers of Ecole des Mines de Paris), member of the EIRMA’s P&P (European Industrial Research Management Association) and co-founder of Gulf venture Capital and Knowledge Economy Associations.
Maher co-founded ergion GmbH, an innovative German manufacturer of micro-turbine technology for CHP based on solar, biomass and waste heat sources.
Maher holds a PhD degree in Energy from the Ecole des Mines de Paris, an Engineer degree in Energy, a Masters degree in Multimedia and in entrepreneurship, innovation and investment.