TAQA Arabia is Egypt’s largest private sector energy distribution company with more than 16 years’ experience investing and operating energy infrastructure including gas transmission and distribution, power generation and distribution and marketing of petroleum products. TAQA Arabia provides services through three arms: gas distribution (residential, commercial and industrial), electricity distribution and generation, and fuels and lubricants marketing.

Gas Distribution & Construction: TAQA Arabia is the largest natural gas distributor in Egypt, with long term concessions covering 11 Egyptian governorates. TAQA Arabia has the largest downstream natural gas engineering and construction division, handling work for the Group's distribution arms as well as private and public sector third parties in Egypt and the MENA region.

Power Generation and Distribution: The leading integrated private power player in the Egyptian market with engineering, development, generation and distribution operations along the power value chain.

Fuel Marketing: TAQA Arabia is the first local private sector player that sells refined petroleum products and fuel oil to retail, industrial and wholesale customers with a focus on under-penetrated areas with a favorable competitive landscape. Additionally, TAQA Marketing also operates a network of stations to convert and fuel vehicles with compressed natural gas.

On the Renewable Energy front, TAQA Arabia’s EGP 1.35 billion solar power plant in Aswan’s Benban Solar Park will connect 50 MW of solar power to the national grid. The plant is part of a large national solar complex in Upper Egypt.

  • Khaled Abubakr
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    Khaled Abubakr

    Taqa Arabia - Executive Chairman
    Khaled Abubakr

    Khaled Abubakr

    Taqa Arabia - Executive Chairman

    As a renowned industry veteran, Eng. Abubakr served in a number of top-tier leadership positions in the Egyptian gas industry prior to co-founding TAQA, a leading Egyptian energy distributor and a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings, an African leader in infrastructure and industry.  During this period, he was responsible for different strategic projects through the incorporation and leadership of several companies in both the public and private sectors including EGPC, Egypt Gas, ENPPI, Gas & Energy Group, City Gas and House Gas. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Egyptian Gas Association and sits on the board of several business organizations and a number of affiliated power, oil and gas companies such as the International Gas Union (IGU) where he is the Regional Coordinator for Middle East & Africa. His efforts over the past 29 years have led to the use of natural gas in several countries in the Middle East and Africa. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Engineering from Cairo University, an MBA in management of Oil & Gas companies from HEC - Montreal University, and several advanced diplomas from Harvard University and the University of Texas.
    With over 18 years of experience, TAQA is investing and operating energy infrastructure including gas transmission and distribution, power generation and distribution and retail marketing of petroleum products.

  • Pakinam Kafafi
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    Pakinam Kafafi

    Taqa Arabia - CEO
    Pakinam Kafafi

    Pakinam Kafafi

    Taqa Arabia - CEO

    Mrs. Pakinam Kafafi, has nearly 25 years of experience within the Energy and Investment Banking sectors. She assumed leadership of TAQA Group as Chief Executive Officer in 2013.

    Prior, Kafafi had been serving as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer since 2006 where she successfully contributed to the group’s evolution by acquiring and consolidating several gas distribution companies for BG, ENI, Edison and AMEC. In addition, she led the group’s business diversification strategy into Power Generation and Distribution and Renewable Energy. Kafafi was also the Investment General Manager TAQA’s Gas Division starting 2003.

    Before joining TAQA she served as Vice President at EFG‐Hermes Investment Banking where she successfully participated in various acquisitions and privatization projects in Egypt.

    In 2016, Mrs. Kafafi was chosen as one of the Top Fifty Influential Women in Egypt. She is also a long-standing member of the American Chamber of Commerce and the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA).