Mr. Hanna Zaghloul is the Chief Executive Officer at Kawar Energy (an eco-friendly project development company). Mr. Zaghloul is a founding and board member of the EDAMA initiative and business association, Jordan’s blueprint for a green economy. The EDAMA Association formed as a private-sector partnership that seeks innovative solutions for energy and water independence. In addition, Mr. Zaghloul is also the Chairman of the Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Innovation taskforce at EDAMA. He is also a founding member and ex-President of the Jordan Energy Chapter representing the Association of Energy Engineers in Jordan.
At Kawar Energy, Mr. Zaghloul directly leads several projects in renewable energy, including Shams Ma’an, a 100-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy project in southern Jordan. Mr. Zaghloul is particularly interested in Shamsi, a community-scale distributed renewable energy project enticing households to become clean energy producers, while also making use of smart grid technologies and becoming energy efficient.
Prior to his latest career venture, and with over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies field, heading several IT companies with a strong involvement in the Jordanian ICT sector, he was the Chief Alliances Officer, CAO, at Optimiza, a company formed by the merger of nine Information Technology, training and consulting companies. Mr. Zaghloul played a pivotal role in articulating and executing the merger since he directly managed four of the nine companies (Ideal Systems, Ideal Tech, Ideal Soft, and Executrain of Jordan). His main role at Optimiza was to align Optimiza’s strategy with its vendors, and enterprise clients to create engaging business relationships.
Mr. Zaghloul was one of the initial team members to work on Jordan Strategy for Information and Communications Technologies, ICT, as well as the REACH initiative. He is a member of the boards of several IT companies as well as a previous Board Member of INT@J, Jordan’s ICT business association, where he served as Secretary General.
Mr. Zaghloul holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.