Lebanon Member Committee

مجلس الطاقة العالمي فرع لبنان- المركز اللبناني لحفظ الطاقة

Website: http://www.lcecp.org.lb

The Lebanon National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Lebanon, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Lebanese perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Lebanon are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Gebran Bassil

Chair

Minister Gebran Bassil is currently Minister of Energy and Water in Lebanon since November 2009. Previously, Minister Bassil was appointed Minister of Telecommunication from July 2008 till November 2009. The Minister was born on 21 June 1970. After completing his high-school studies at Saint Coeur College in Batroun, he graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1993 with a Master in Civil Engineering. Minister Bassil is in charge of the Free Patriotic Movement’s political relations. He is a member of many organizations such as the Lebanese Red Cross, the Rotary Club, and the Lebanese Green Club.

Secretary: Pierre El Khoury

Secretary

El Khoury is the Director of the "Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation" (LCEC) at the Ministry of Energy and Water, supported by UNDP. His duties include the management of the center including the set up of strategies and programs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in Lebanon. He is Project Manager of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) "Global Solar Water Heaters Market Project", author of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan adopted by the Government in 2011, making Lebanon the first country in the Arab World to adopt such a plan. He worked on Lebanon's national financing mechanism NEEREA with the Central Bank of Lebanon and the draft energy conservation law. He is the Board of Trustees member of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE). He is Secretary of the WEC Lebanon Committee, the national focal point of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP), and UNEP En-Lighten Initiative. El Khoury holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in Engineering Management, both from the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is a member of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut.