Dr. Badawi obtained his Ph.D in 1992 from USA on Controlled Landfilling of Combined Village Wastes to produce Biogas and Compost. In 2005, he became a Professor in Soil Science, and presently the General Manager for Emirates Environmental Solutions (Mualaja) Holding Company, and Emirates Bio Fertilizer Factory (EBFF), Al Ain UAE.

Experience in the Industry

In UAE, he obtained managerial positions for the Research and Studies Department of Dubai Composting Plant from 1996-1999; became Manager of Production, Development and Quality Control for EBFF from 1999 to 2007 and later became the General Manager until today.

Notable achievements since January 2017

He introduced the “Vermicomposting” technology to UAE market, and in 2018, he was selected as a member of the Editorial Board of Agriculture, Food and Development Journal.

Positive contributions that have been beneficial to your company in terms of its development, reputation, services and revenue

At EBFF, Dr. Badawi converted million tons of manures and food wastes into high quality organic fertilizers, sold in UAE and international markets. He developed special products which save 40% irrigation water in agriculture, and special organic fertilizer for date palm trees, which was awarded the Sheikh Khalifa Date Palm Award in 2009. These special products improved the factory sales over the last 10 years.

Initiatives you have introduced to manage manpower effectively (specific to service provider)

His manpower utilization initiatives relate to EBFF’s strategies, tools and methodologies in determining total work load for a given period and task. Work and job descriptions are offered to competent candidates in view of “keeping the right people”. Hired employees are evaluated according to performed tasks. Focusing on manpower utilization and effective administration enabled EBFF’s leadership, and efficient operation by proper workforce planning and HR strategies in utilizing workers productively and efficiently.

Contributions to operational efficiency of the waste management system

Efficiency of waste management system revolves around costs, quality, efficiency and flexibility. Operation costs are minimized by reducing waste generation and increasing efficiency in using resources. Energy, water and waste management costs are reduced by using microorganisms for production, which increases company profit.

Recently, Dr. Badawi is managing Mualaja Holding Company in implementing projects on waste-to-energy, as well as battery and tire recycling, for Abu Dhabi. Moreover, Dr. Badawi developed and built several biogas plants in Egypt and UAE.