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Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority has witnessed consecutive huge development since its inception as a private company called Sharjah Electricity & Water Resources Co., then its ownership was transferred to Sharjah Government as (Sharjah Electricity & Water Department).With the tremendous economical, industrial and civilization development boom witnessed in the Emirate of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah issued his visionary decree on establishment of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) as financially and administratively independent entity, to distribute and generate electricity, water and (piped natural) gas to the nationals and residents of the Sharjah Emirate.

Dr. Rashid Al Leem

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah issued the Amiri Decree No. 39/2014 on transfer and appointment of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Alleem, as the Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority.

The Amiri Decree stipulated that the Decree shall come into force as from its date of issue and supersede each provision contradicting with its provisions. All the relevant bodies, as concerned, shall comply with this decree which shall be published in the Gazette.

H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem, is widely considered as one of the most prominent leading thinkers in the fields of the economical businesses and development of corporate leadership skills on both local and international levels. He is a passionate writer, Environmentalist, ranks 3rd among the 25 most influential CEOs in GCC, and an internationally respected transformational leader.

He is also acknowledged as a visionary strategic thinker who managed with his unique management mentality, to drive the forces of changes and development at both Sharjah Department of Seaports and Customs and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority.

H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem, who was born in Sharjah, is holding a PhD from University of Salford, Manchester, UK, and multiple honorary doctorates from Somalia University for Humanitarian Services and American University in the United States.

With his vast experience of more than fifteen years in the field of human resources development, H.E. Dr.  Alleem was the mastermind leader of change at Sharjah Department of Seaports and Customs and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority when he was heading their management. He succeeded in transforming them to a strategic commerce hub empowering thousands of businesses in the region, contributing to the development of the UAE economy.

He has a farsighted leading role in promoting and spreading out the culture of Corporate Excellence. For him, human development is a vital capital and basic cornerstone for the development of any economic and administrative businesses.

H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem is the founder of "Alleem Knowledge Center", a non- profit organization engaged in the development of leadership skills and promotion of the modern management concept. He is an entrepreneur par excellence with a flair in effective strategic decision making by means of innovative thinking.

As a highly sought-after keynote speaker, presenter, and teacher, H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem combines inspiration and humor with application and substance, delivering a compelling and practical message to audiences of 10 to 10,000 people, including some of the largest venues in the world.

He has received several international accolades and awards in different fields. H.E Dr. Alleem was crowned with The Inspirational Leader Award, 2017 and the Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017 by The Indian Human Welfare Org. He has been awarded Doctorate of Philosophy- People Forum of India, and The Ambassador of Peace & Happiness in the Arab World.

He was crowned with Middle East Business Leaders Award 2012 by the President of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta in recognition of his achievements as one of the top personalities driving the market economies in the Islamic World. He was bestowed the honor of Environmentalist of the Year 2012 by Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth prime minister in recognition of his contributions towards a sustainable environment,

Dr. Alleem’s record of awards also include the Achievement Award by League of Arab States, Gold Medal from the Mayor of Cannes for outstanding efforts in maintenance of the water resources, Gold Medal from the Mayor of Cannes for environmental efforts, Excellence in Leadership award from Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry in India and Man of the Year by Khaleej Times newspaper. He was selected as Maritime Personality for 2009 by Marine Business TV.

Our Vision
To be among the best Authentic organizations in the world
Our Motto
Reliable, Efficient, and Sustainable
Our Goal
Meeting customer satisfaction through delivery of reliable services of electricity and water and piped natural gas at an excellent level of safety and quality standards in line with the most advanced technologies and under supervision of qualified and skilled workers.
Our Mission

Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, ambitious expansions and development projects were implemented by SEWA to cope pace with the comprehensive development process coupled with tremendous constructional expansions witnessed in the Emirate of Sharjah.

And under the supervision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, these achievements, the sectors of Electricity, Water and Natural Gas have witnessed tremendous growth.

Electrical Power:
Several new generation units, distribution and transmission substations were installed to raise the power generation, distribution and transmission capacities.

Water Supply:
Similar growth trend was witnessed in field of water supplies with the commissioning and development of more desalination plants and well fields. In 1995, SEWA established "Zulal Water Factory" as an unprofitable government organization to produce quality bottled fresh water with best international standards and specifications.

Piped Natural Gas Service
This was introduced by SEWA for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes as First of its kind in the region. Introduction of piped gas supply in the Eastern Zone Gas is also in progress.

Another project within the framework of SEWA policy to exploit the feasibility of natural gas as an efficient fuel, that is the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel for vehicles instead of petrol is in progress.

Within its human resources policy, SEWA devotes great attention to job emiratization and provision of more qualification and training for, the number of the national employees.


Under its integrated strategy, SEWA management strives to achieve the following aims:

  • Cope pace with the most advanced technologies in field of electricity, water and gas supplies
  • Promote Emiratization and develop the human resources, particularly for technical and administrative jobs
  • Intensify efforts and resources to meet the requirements of the customers and exceed their expectations
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the relevant government bodies to improve our services
  • Devote great attention to the vital issues of our community, promote conservation of electricity and water and maintain our natural resources
  • Maintain the environment and initiate consistent researches and studies on the feasibility of the renewable energy