E-Mobility – Enabling EV Adoption with Smarter Grids
Karim was appointed in January 2022 to spearhead Siemens' electric mobility business in the Middle East. As Senior Vice President, he plans and executes strategy to position Siemens as the leader in the region's rapidly expanding market for sustainable charging infrastructure and the integration of emobility into smart cities.
He draws on more than a decade of experience working in renewable and conventional energy in the Middle East to drive the transition to eMobility and create more environmentally sustainable transportation networks. By helping to integrate eMobility with digitally smart cities, he aims to improve the productivity and quality of life while reducing our carbon footprint.
In his previous role as Business Development Manager for Future Grids and Renewables, MENA, Karim helped establish Siemens as an important player in an emerging industry. His past responsibilities included arranging financing for power plants at Siemens' regional energy & power generation business.
He holds a Master's degree in Engineering Systems and Management and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has written four articles that have been published in professional renewable energy journals
Ralf was appointed in January 2022 and has been in the forefront for grid software business in the Middle East since. As the Senior Vice President he is responsible for the grid operators and industries across Middle East in transmission and distribution control centers, AMI, grid planning, microgrids and EV charging management.
In his previous role as Global Product Manager for Energy Efficiency Analytics, Ralf was leading the way for SaaS product to derive energy and process efficiency measures from big data and AI analysis of energy consumption and process data in industrial and infrastructure processes.
He holds a Dr.-Ing in Thermoacoustic and Dipl.-Ing in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Aeronautical Engineering with majors in Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics.