Biography - Wael Almazeedi

Wael AlmazeediWael Almazeedi

Founder & Chairman
FATE Consortium
IBM Canada

Mr. Almazeedi, Founder and Chairman of the FATE Consortium, has more than 25 years of experience developing and financing energy projects. He is also Managing Partner of BTU Power, a private equity fund engaged in the development, management and ownership of 11,000 MW (gross) of installed power generation capacity located in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia and the UAE. Mr. Almazeedi’s earlier experience includes energy privatization assignments and power project financings in developing countries with the World Bank in Washington DC. He started his career as a refinery engineer and subsequently as an investment analyst with the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Almazeedi holds a Master of Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (USA), a post-graduate diploma from the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry with Control Engineering from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK).

In 2006, Mr. Almazeedi was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in the energy category for the USA’s New England region (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut).

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Symposium Speakers

George Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada
John Mankins, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group
Nobuyuki Kaya, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group

International Policy Forum
Bob McDonald, Master of Ceremonies
Hon. John Milloy,
Marc Garneau

Dan Fortin, Key Note Speaker

PANEL: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems
Richard Peltier
Bryan Erb
Wael Almazeedi

PANEL: From Space Research to Commercialization
Ted Hewitt
Kieran Carroll
Robert Zee

PRESENTATION: Entrepreneurs in Space
Bob Richards

PANEL: Space Policy
John Siebert
Ram Jakhu

MEDIA PANEL: Political Will and
Public Perception

Peter Calamai
Stephen Strauss
Iain Carson
Alanna Mitchell