Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Al-Shehri , Governor, Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority ( ECRA ). He was the Vice Governor for Regulatory Affairs ( 2005 – 2009 ). He is an ex-Member of the Shura Council ( The National Consultative Council of Saudi Arabia). Dr. Al-Shehri is a professor of Electrical Engineering and ex-Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) .
Dr. Al-Sheri received his Ph.D. Degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, in 1985, in the area of power systems. He obtained his M.SC. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1980 and 1978 respectively.
Dr. Al-Shehri has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical power systems analysis and planning and has been actively involved in both basic and applied research in the area of power systems. He was a member and a leader of several working groups that conducted national and regional studies in the fields of power systems interconnections including the "Feasibility Study for Interconnecting the Electric Power Systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC ) States", the " Interconnecting the Power Systems in the Mashreq Arab Countries" , and "Feasibility Study for Electric Energy Trading in the Mashreq Arab Countries". In addition, he was the principal investigator of several studies in the fields of Power Systems Planning, Electric Energy Conservation, Power Quality, Renewable Energy and Co-generation. Dr. Al-Shehri published numerous papers and articles in international and local scientific journals and conference proceedings.