I am a PMP certified, independent Chartered Engineer (CEng.) with more than 30 years of experience in large-scale power and water utility and IWPP projects in developing countries, including SE Asia and MENA in addition to New Zealand and Australia. After completion of his study at the University of Technology, Baghdad in 1983, I worked for several firms in MENA regions before settling in New Zealand in 1991. During my professional career in New Zealand and overseas, I was involved in more than 40 large to mid-scale projects with hands-on experience in feasibility studies, project’s economic evaluation, design, installation, and commissioning of power generation, transmission, distribution networks and most recently seawater desalination. He worked for major international engineering consultancy firms including Parsons Brinckerhoff, AECOM, Power Engineers Inc at different capacities. He was also appointed by many international organizations including the World Bank, USAID and USTDA to work on several development projects in Asia and Africa.
My research interests include energy economics, policies and reform in post-conflict states, most specifically Iraq. During the last several years, as a senior fellow of Iraq Energy Institute, I was advocating for reforming the electricity sector in Iraq and introducing PPP as a way to resolve the country’s power shortage. I was interviewed by many media outlets including AFP. I have several published op-eds, peer review articles, and conference papers published in international journals and magazines including Brookings Institute, Power Engineering International and the Electricity Journal.
My last job assignment was senior Advisor for PPP projects at Kuwait Electricity and Water Ministry Head Office.