Al Maerifa Public Seminar Series

Presented Digitally by Texas A&M University at Qatar


Yasser Al Jaidah

CEO, Qatar Cool

The Inescapable Inevitability of District Energy for Our Future

Thursday, 19 November 2020 • 12–1 p.m.

The future of metropolitan energy systems and the evolution from conventional cooling to sustainable cooling systems is an ongoing topical debate. District energy supply can play a crucial role in reducing commercial costs and primary energy supply. District cooling is perceived as an indulgence for affluent cities which eclipses the true necessity for such systems to ensure the sustainability of the country and the planet.

Mr. Yasser Al Jaidah

CEO, Qatar Cool

Mr. Al Jaidah joined Qatar Cool in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Al Jaidah is primarily accountability for the planning, management and direction of the day-to-day aspects of the business of the company subject to such policies and directives as the board may adopt. Mr. Al Jaidah has the responsibility from legal compliance, mission, vision, policy and planning, governance, financing, and community relations. Mr. Al Jaidah’s main objectives for the organization will focus on three main themes operational excellence, customer management and aggressive growth through development.

Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) is among the top five district cooling providers in the world, on top of which Qatar Cool owns and operates the largest district cooling plant in the world, situated on The Pearl Qatar. Qatar Cool is the driving force behind sustainable technology in the state of Qatar, providing cooling energy to two major districts with the total capacity of 237,000 tons of refrigeration. Qatar Cool are partners with key organizations in Qatar and overseas to further support the industry and growth.

Mr. Al Jaidah holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri in the United States, also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has an Executive MBA from HEC-Paris in Shanghai, China.