Chief Executive Officer, Kawar Energy
Hanna Zaghloul is the Chief Executive Officer at Kawar Energy www.kawarenergy.com (an eco-friendly project development company focusing on renewable energy and sustainability) since 2008.
At Kawar Energy, Zaghloul directly leads several projects in renewable energy including the development of utility scale public and private projects such as ’Shams Ma’an’ a 52.5-megawatt photovoltaic (solar energy) project at the southern part of Jordan, and Shams El Etisalat, Orange, 37 MW solar farms.
Zaghloul is particularly interested and developing ’Shamsi’, a community-scale distributed renewable energy projects enticing households and businesses to become clean-energy producers, while also making use of smart-grid technologies, storage solutions and services for energy efficiency and management, Shamsi would demonstrate the true convergence of Information, Communications, and Energy Technologies, ICET, taking advantage and enabling building Virtual Power Plants and Virtual Transmission lines, hence moving Jordan into the second level of its energy transition.
Zaghloul is a founding and board member/ vice chairman of EDAMA/ Board Secretary, initiative and business association, Jordan’s blueprint for a green economy. EDAMA Association formed as a private sector-partnership that seeks innovative solutions for energy and water independence compacting climate change. He is also a founding member and ex-President for the Jordan Energy Chapter, JEC, representing the Association of Energy Engineers, AEE, in Jordan.
In addition to Mr. Zaghloul energy venture that started in 2008, he has over 20 years of experience and strong involvement in the Information and Communication Technologies, ICT, field during which he headed several IT companies involved in software development, infrastructure, data storage, communications, training and consulting.
Mr. Zaghloul is one of the initial team members to work on Jordan ICT Strategy formulated by the REACH initiative in addition of being a previous board member of INTAJ, Jordan’s ICT business association, where he served as Secretary General. Currently he is a board member of several IT and Energy companies.
Mr. Zaghloul holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine