Richard (Rich) Mukhtar’s energy industry background – highlighted by developing and responsibly operating power projects – spans nearly 25 years.
As President of CMS Enterprises, Mukhtar leads the company’s generating fleet and business development. Under Mukhtar’s leadership, the company has grown substantially through portfolio optimization
and expansion in renewables. He also directs several committees within CMS Enterprises' parent, CMS Energy, and its subsidiaries.
Mukhtar previously served as Head of Asset Management, Global Power for Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) and Managing Director of TAQA New World, a TAQA subsidiary. In these roles, Mukhtar led operations and business development for TAQA’s 16,000-megawatt and 750 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) power and water portfolios respectively. TAQA is a global energy company incorporated in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
Mukhtar also previously served as a director with several utility companies and independent energy projects worldwide.
Mukhtar holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a master’s degree in business administration from Walsh College of Troy, Mich.