I am a PMP certified, independent Chartered Engineer (CEng.) with more than 35 years of experience inlarge-scalepowerandwaterutilityprojectsindevelopingcountries,includingSEAsiaand MENA in addition to New Zealand and Australia. I have been involved in more than40large-tomid-scaleprojectswithhands-onexperienceinfeasibilitystudies, project’s economic evaluation, design, installation, and commissioning of power generation, transmission, distribution networks and most recently seawater desalination. I worked for major international engineering consultancy firms including WSP (ParsonsBrinckerhoff),AECOM, Power Engineers Incatdifferent 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 have several interviews for media outlets and publishedop-eds, peerreview articles, and conference papers published in international journals and magazines including Brookings Institute, Power Engineering International and the Electricity Journal.
My recent job assignments included senior advisor for Iraq Minister of Electricity and senior Advisor for PPP projects at Kuwait Electricity and Water Ministry Head Office.