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Waleed Alsuraih

Senior Energy Specialist
Waleed is the Cluster Leader of the World Bank Energy Advisory Services for the GCC and regional energy trade program for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He oversees teams to develop policy solutions and investments needed to address evolving energy sector challenges facing the transition to sustainable energy systems. With over twenty years of professional work experience, of which about ten years in electric utility industry, Mr. Alsuraih handled power sector development and operations, as well as managerial responsibilities including tasks in utility restructuring as part of wider power sector reform projects.

He has been working with governments, utilities, and relevant stakeholders across the MENA region to strengthen the role of power sector in economic growth and social prosperity. Some of his recent tasks is leading projects to strengthen power sector sustainability by unlocking private sector investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy systems modernization. He is currently leading the World Bank Initiative on Pan-Arab Regional Energy Trade Platform which supports the development electricity and gas trade markets within the region, and beyond. He has led and contributed to different energy sector development reports. Mr. Alsuraih holds a B.Sc. in Power Engineering and MBA from Southampton School of Management in the UK.