Policymaker of the Year

Prof. Hafez El-Salmawy, is the Managing Director of the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (ERA). He worked as technical manager in the National Energy Conservation and Environment project (ECEP) and as a senior projects consultant for power generation companies including; ABB, ALSTOM Power and Waukesha (USA) engines, SDT Canada and Allied consultants. He is widely recognized as the “Godfather of Egypt’s solar FIT regime” that represents the largest of its kind in the MENA region: 2,300MW of solar PV and 2,000MW of wind project in the next 2 years alone that will create thousands of jobs in Egypt.