Hanna Zaghloul is the Chief Executive Officer at Kawar Energy (an eco-friendly project development company). Zaghloul is a founding and ex-board member/ vice chairman of EDAMA 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. He is also a founding member and ex-President for the Jordan Energy Chapter, JEC, representing the Association of Energy Engineers, AEE, in Jordan.
At Kawar Energy, Zaghloul directly leads several projects in renewable energy including developing ’Shams Ma’an’ a 52.5-megawatt photovoltaic (solar energy) project at the southern part of Jordan. 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 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 (IT), training and consulting companies.
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 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.