Technical Director, Lead Renewable Energy Advisor, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Dr. Maged Mahmoud is a sustainable energy expert and the Technical Director of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE). He has multidisciplinary expertise and solid accomplishments in the fields of sustainable energy transition in the Egyptian, Arab and African arenas. Over the past 27 years, Dr Mahmoud played a key role in helping Arab countries from North Africa and the Middle East to identify technology options, to formulate renewable energy (RE) strategies, and to introduce implementation mechanisms for increased reliance on private sector through viable business models and instruments supporting both utility- and small-scale developers and recognizing positive socio-economic impacts. Dr. Mahmoud has managed and contributed to over 40 projects, initiatives, and studies in collaboration with international organizations and IFIs. Dr. Mahmoud was an official in the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority for around 15 years where he contributed significantly to setting the Egyptian renewable energy strategies, and in the design of the “best-fit” policies for implementation. He deeply contributed to planning and contracting several hundreds megawatts of wind energy projects amounting to more than 700 million USD. Further, he participated in developing the quality infrastructure for testing solar thermal and energy efficiency systems in Egypt and the region. Dr. Maged Mahmoud is Egyptian with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Power Engineering and holds the “Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research Award for Development and Innovations in Renewable Energy” since 2001. He is also a lecturer at the British University in Egypt (BUE). He is a certified trainer and author/co-author of over 50 specialized publications and articles. Dr. Mahmoud is an Advisory Board Member of several entities, networks, projects, and initiatives at national, regional, and international levels.