Tariq has over a decade’s experience and is responsible for leading a team of qualified Directors, Managers and Engineers to look after the operations and maintenance of all Empower District Cooling plants. One of the key tasks of Tariq is to deliver reliable service to the customer and improve operational efficiency of the plants to ensure Empower maximizes its return and the consumers get cost effective service. In addition to this, Tariq is also managing the Technical team that provides vital technical and engineering advice aiming at introducing engineering innovations for enhancing overall quality and profitability of Empower District Cooling Plants as well as offering critical technical advice to support market expansion plans. Tariq joined Empower in April 2006 as Operations and Maintenance Manager and was promoted to Director of Operations and Maintenance in January 2007 and again as Chief Operations & Maintenance Officer on March 2010. Prior to joining Empower, Tariq spent about nine years in ZADCO, an Abu Dhabi based Offshore Oilfield Company, as a Team Leader – Well Operation and Reservoir Control, Surface Operation Supervisor, Down Hole Operation Supervisor and Reservoir Engineer. Tariq holds a Bachelor Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.