ُEng. Mohamed al Shaikh is Currently in the position “Chief Network Officer” Hold BSc in Electrical Engineering (1984) and MSC in Engineering and Management (1997) (UK), Chartered Engineer (UK) and Diploma in Project Management (2004) authored many technical and economic papers concerning power systems.
Joined The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) in 2007 at critical time in the project phase and was crucial in the execution of the GCCIA USD 1.5 Billion project and in the preparing for the start of the operation and Maintenance until the commissioning of the first GCCIA substation in Kuwait (Al Zour) in 2009.
Appointed the General Secretary of the GCC Planning Committee responsible for the Interconnection and Generation Planning studies such as GCCIA Generation Capacity Expansion in the GCC, Network Expansion and system Planning studies of the Interconnection, in charge of the Interconnection expansion projects within and beyond the GCC.
Responsible for the management, and contracts of the GCCIA assets comprising 400 KV GIS substations, Back to Back HVDC converter stations, 1000 KM 400 KV overhead transmission lines, 50 KM 400 KV submarine cables, and 15 KM 400 KV land cables. Worked with Electricity and Water Authority in Bahrain for 25 years in the operation, maintenance, planning and projects until 2007.
Since 2008, the project manager for the development of the GCCIA fiber optic strategy to commercialise the GCCIA fiber network infrastructure to the telecom industry.
Since 2012, GCC Cigre Board Member and Member of the C1 Cigre study Committee (Paris) concerned with the system developments and economics and chairperson of Study Committee SC 7 concerned with HVDC and Power Electronics in the GCC Cigre.