Tariq is currently handling the position of Chief Operation & Maintenance Officer at Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation (EMPOWER). He has over a decade's experience and is responsible for leading a team of qualified engineers and technicians to take care of the operations and maintenance of all Empower District Cooling plants. One of his key tasks is to improve plants' operational efficiency so that Empower maximizes its return and the consumers get a cost effective service.
Tariq joined Empower in April 2006 as Operations and Maintenance Manager and was promoted to Director of Operations and Maintenance in January 2007. Prior to it, he 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's Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.