Lebanon Member Committee

مجلس الطاقة العالمي فرع لبنان- المركز اللبناني لحفظ الطاقة

Website: http://www.lcec.org.lb/en/WEC/AboutUs

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

Mr. El Khoury is the General Director and President of the Board at LCEC. Graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB), he holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master Degree in Engineering Management. He joined UNDP in 2005 to become a member of the LCEC project team. He became the project manager of the center by end of 2008. With the institutionalization of the LCEC in 2011, he headed the first Executive Board. He was appointed in 2010 by the Ministry of Energy and Water as member of the national committee responsible for the implementation of the “Policy Paper of the Electricity Sector” for Lebanon. He is the main writer of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Lebanon (NEEAP), making Lebanon the first country in the Arab world to have such a plan. El Khoury is also the main developer of the concept of NEEREA, Lebanon’s national financing mechanism. He is the national representative of Lebanon in the Board of Trustees of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE). He is also Secretary of the World Energy Council (WEC) Lebanon Committee, the national focal point of IRENA, MSP, and many other initiatives.

WEC Lebanon Initiatives:

WEC Lebanon Research Grant (124.27 kB)