MENA Regional Programme Officer

Zoheir Hamedi is the MENA Regional Programme Officer at IRENA with the responsibility to manage the engagement of the Agency with the countries of the MENA region.

Previous professional experiences included: (1) Assistant-Professor at Qatar University, teaching energy policy courses in the Public Policy programme of the university; (2) Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha Institute, Qatar; (3) Senior Executive at the Algerian National Oil Company, SONATRACH, in the Planning, Strategy and Economics Department (SPE); and (4) Climate Security and Energy Affairs Officer at the British Embassy in Algiers managing the energy relations between Algeria and the UK.

Zoheir Hamedi graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics from the American University in Cairo, with a focus on Middle East politics and international relations; and an MA in International Relations from Nantes University in France, with a focus on NATO security strategy in the Mediterranean basin from 1949 to 2000; and a PhD from Durham University in the UK: a future study focusing on the political economy of energy transitions in the GCC countries.