Director, Dept of Energy, UNIDO
Mr. Emtairah’s work experience spans over 22 years in developed and emerging economies with a progressive focus on sustainable industrial transformation, energy transition, policy advocacy, applied research and capacity development. Before joining UNIDO, he worked as a senior research fellow at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden where he worked with research and analysis on the transition to low carbon economies with a focus on cleaner technologies and cities. From June 2012 to 11 June 2015, he served as the executive director of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), an inter-governmental technical cooperation center based in Cairo, where he drove for the conceptualization, development and implementation of the programmatic areas of the Center for advancing policies and strategies for sustainable energy in the MENA region. Mr. Tareq Emtairah is a graduate of Lund University-Sweden, where he received a PhD in Industrial Environmental Economics (2009), and Rutgers University-USA, where he received his BS in Materials Engineering (1990).