James Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer - Altaaqa Global
James Shepherd has more than 27 years of experience in the power generation industry. He started his career with Genko BV, a subsidiary of Aggreko in Holland, in 1991 as an apprentice. He then went on to become a site engineer and, then, a Commissioning Engineer. After a few years, he was promoted to Central Operations Manager, where he took responsibility of vital functions, including service and maintenance, fleet and logistics, commissioning and project management. In 2005, he became the Area Director for the Middle East Aggreko, which paved the way for his succeeding promotions to Managing Director for Southern and Western Asia, and Managing Director for Southern and Eastern Africa. In 2014, he became the Managing Director for the whole of Africa, managing the company’s operations in all 54 countries with four managing directors as direct report.
With an excellent track record in leading energy services companies and operations in both developed and emerging regions around the world, Shepherd in 2019 joined leading integrated energy services provider Altaaqa Global Energy Services. He will lead the company in the development and execution of its corporate strategy as its transitions from a purely temporary power provider to a total energy services partner.