Yara Anabtawi is Director – Business Development, Renewables at ACWA Power International (ACWA Power), a leading developer, investor, co-owner and operator of plants with a generation portfolio of 15,731MW of power and 2.37million m3/day of desalinated water with an investment value in excess of USD 23 billion.
With over 18 years of experience, Yara has been in various leadership roles covering a multitude of sectors including energy, investment banking, IT, automotive, education and healthcare.
Yara holds a B.Sc in Management and Information Systems from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Management and Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Post Graduate Degree in Education from the University of Sunderland, UK and a certificate in International Management from Thunderbird University.
Yara participates in charity work and supports initiatives in cultural understanding and awareness. In her capacity, Yara advocates the inclusion of qualified women in the workforce and has led efforts in empowering them to do so.