Abdelhamid Beshara | Founder and Chief Executive Officer
MASADER | Egypt

Abdelhamid Beshara, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MASADER

Dr. Beshara is MASADER's Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the first leading Resource Efficiency Consulting firm in Egypt. 
Beshara plays an important role in developing Egypt's environmental and energy efficiency vision through his delivery of various local and global initiatives. As a Civil and Environmental Engineer, Beshara has a track record extending over 20 years' of work experience in managing civil, environmental engineering and integrated natural resources projects with complex environmental & social impacts including infrastructure, residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Beshara obtained his Environmental Engineering Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London in 2010 (UNWIN Prize and Imperial Innovators of The Year Award). Besides his role at MASADER, Beshara works as an environmental and social consultant for the World Bank Group, handling the environmental and social management for the bank portfolio in Egypt and an Assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Alexandria University.
In 2017, he was chosen as one of Egypt’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Roster of Experts following his responsibility to lead the team behind the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Egypt's First Biennial Update Report and developing the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sectors for Egypt's Industrial Sector. 
His areas of expertise encompass Resource Conservation and Resource Efficiency. For the former, he has proudly led a large number of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIAs) and Waste Management studies for key projects in Egypt and the Middle East involving international funding agencies such as the WB, AFD, AFDB, EIB, KfW, GIZ and JICA. 
He is a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) from the Association of Engineers, a qualified UNIDO Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Expert (ISO 50001, motors and compressors system optimization) , as well as accredited from the United States Green Building Council in LEED certification (LEED AP). He is currently the technical consultant for numerous energy management, energy efficiency and green building initiatives in Egypt and MENA. His projects include sustainable building and urban planning designs, sustainable materials and use of recycled natural resources, Net-zero energy houses, energy efficiency services, as well as implementation of energy management and monitoring systems.  
Beshara proudly leads MASADER's Incubator, a promising initiative in Egypt, which is set to launch in October 2018, and focuses on inventions in energy efficiency, renewable energy products and eco-friendly building materials and systems.

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