With keen expertise in energy, geopolitics, sustainable development, foresight, and political economy, I focus on global and Arab world related issues, especially the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Yemen. My projects include pioneering work on the geopolitics of hydrogen, the energy-conflict nexus, and economic dynamics in the GCC countries.
At the think-tank German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) Berlin, I research those issues, translate them into policy, and spearhead international dialogues. As the founder and director of the Energy Access and Development Project (EADP), I implement and research complex development projects, predominantly in Yemen’s energy and water sector. Aside from honorary positions at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and the Foundation Nord-Süd-Brücken, I lecture at TU Berlin and consult for clients in Europe and the Middle East.
Joining AGYA allows me to foster Arab-Arab-German collaboration, uniting academic, private, and public institutions from both regions.
Within AGYA, I can engage in interdisciplinary research projects linking topics such as hydrogen economics and social dynamics in the Arab countries and Germany.
|2022 - today||Researcher, Global Issues division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)|
|2021 - today||Visting Scholar, Energy, Transportation, Environment department, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)|
|2021 - today||Board member, Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken|
|2020 - today||Adjunct faculty, Energy Masters school, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin)|
|2019 - today||Independent Consultant & Coach|
|2015 - today||Director, Energy Access and Development Program (EADP)|
|2016 - 2021||Research associate, Energy, Transportation, Environment department, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)|
|2015 - 2020||Lecturer, School of Energy Engineering, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin)|
|2019||PhD Energy and Resource Economics, Life Science Faculty, Humbdolt University of Berlin & Graduate Centre, DIW Berlin|
|2016||MSc Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin & Johns Hopkins University|
|2013 - 2016||Research assistant, Economics of Change unit, Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB)|