Executive Team

Executive Director

Dr. Dalia Sakr has over 17 years of experience in energy and environment mainly in the MENA region. In the last seven years, she led IFC’s Resource Efficiency Program in the extended MENA region across 19 countries under the World Bank Group. This program aimed to mitigate climate change and improve the competitiveness of the private sector through increasing investments in clean technologies and supporting efficiency led savings in energy, water, materials. Dr. Sakr designed, initiated, and managed the implementation of key projects such as: pilot green building project in Lebanon in partnership with Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), boiler energy efficiency in Pakistan with Cleaner Production Institute (CPI), fish canning sector CP Assessments in cooperation with Moroccan CP Center (CMPP), industrial standards and labels (energy efficient motors), and alternative fuel usage for cement sector study in Egypt. She supported Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC) in developing and formally inaugurating “ARZ” (Cedar in English) as Lebanon’s first voluntary green building rating system, initially targeting existing office buildings. The rating system scores buildings against nine sustainability modules, including energy, water, waste, materials, air quality, building management, and deployment of best-practice technologies. Dr. Sakr hold a PhD degree on Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology and Sustainability from the Erasmus Universiteit of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The Bachelor Degree is in Construction Engineering and the Master degree in Environmental Engineering from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. The Msc. research investigated the adoption of ISO 14001 by the top fifty construction contractors in Egypt. She also teaches Environmental Management System (EMS) graduate course at the American University in Cairo. 


Contact: dsakr@eggbc.org

Communications and Stakeholders Engagement Committee

For the past 14 years, Radwa Maher Amin has served as mechanical and LEED expert. Her work has been committed to streamlining design and construction phases in buildings industry to not only create efficiency but also sustainability. Radwa had worked in several reputable and multi-national consultancies and   project management firms in Egypt and was committed to energy conservation and environmental responsibility. At the moment, she is the sustainability consultant for several projects in the MENA region that either aim to implement sustainability goals in the design and construction phases or have the willing to complete all necessary actions to acquire green building certifications such as TARSHEED, LEED, GSAS, Estidama, and others.  Radwa’s ambition is to spread the knowledge of sustainable buildings and communities and to showcase to designers and construction teams the simplest way to transform the buildings industry from conventional to sustainable market. Radwa has a published article “Managing the Business of Sustainable Buildings” and has been a speaker several times in the field of sustainability. Radwa is a Tarsheed Assessor, LEED AP BD+C and PMP professional. Radwa is “Ain Shams University” graduate with Bachelor of mechanical power engineering in the year of 2004. She is currently based in Cairo, Egypt.

Contact: ramin@eggbc.org

 

Business Development and Fundraising Committee

Engineer Khaled Ezzeldin is a Sustainability and Climate Change Consultant with 15 years of business advisory and project management experience in the fields of sustainable finance, climate change policy, sustainability reporting and strategy, environment and energy management, HSE controls, environmental impact, and waste management among others. Khaled managed and delivered various advisory, technical assistance, assurance, and project management assignments tackling sustainability, environment and climate change while advising major corporations, Government bodies and international development organizations throughout his career. Since 2006 he was one of the early developers and technical advisors for Climate Change Policy and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Egypt. He also conducted numerous training/capacity building workshops on the subject matter. Since 2011, He established and led the Climate change and Sustainability services at Ernst & Young MENA and assumed the position of Manager at EY Middle East and North Africa for six years. Eng. Ezzeldin is a certified Sustainability/GRI trainer by the Global Reporting Initiative and certified Energy Management Lead Auditor by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA). Experienced in working with international donor agencies such as EU, World Bank, IFC, EBRD, UNIDO, UNEP, GIZ, etc. and in establishing and managing partnerships including technical, contractual, legal, and budgeting matters for donor funded assignments. Eng. Ezzeldin has completed his Graduate studies in Environmental Engineering from The American University in Cairo (AUC) and his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University.

 

Contact at: kezzeldin@eggbc.org

Technical Committee

 

Amira Ayoub is  USGBC® LEED & WELL Faculty™, authorized as experienced educator with strong backgrounds in both LEED and professional education. She has worked for more than seven years as an architectural engineer at Dar Al-Handasah Company. She is a LEED® AP BD+C and a WELL AP®, she also holds the credentials of a Green Globes Professional® and a Green Classroom Professional®.
Amira is a Living Future Accredited ™, and a Biophilic Design Ambassador, volunteering with the International Living Future Institute™ as a Collaborative Facilitator and launched Cairo, Egypt’s Collaborative, which is the 1st of its kind for the Institute in Africa and the Middle East. Amira is frequent national and international speaker on regenerative design, sustainable architecture and rating systems, and currently she is working on consultancy for sustainable projects.

 

Contact at: aayoub@eggbc.org

 

 

Technical Committee

 

AbdelAal graduated in 2004 from the Architecture department under the Faculty of Engineering in Cairo University. Since then he paired his professional career with academic experience in different fields and degrees of study. Gaining his professional experience from Consultancy firms (i.e., Dimensions Engineering Consultant, and Dar Al-Handash in Cairo and Beirut, in addition to an internship in ACO design office in Montpellier) he experienced several types of projects that vary from residential, commercial, office buildings, universities, and the extensions of the Holy Mecca Mosque.  Most of the Projects were located abroad throughout the Middle East, which exposed him to various types of building codes, regulations, social backgrounds, as well as different construction techniques. The coordination of these projects with multidisciplinary trades, ranked contractors, and owners were a lot of addition to his experience in the fields of the built environment and sustainability. Furthermore, after graduation  he completed a Diploma of Project management from the AUC and then participated in an Architecture Heritage Workshop in ENSAM, France. A Diploma in Public Policy followed this from the School of Global Affairs at the AUC and then the accreditation of the LEED AP, BD+C. The overall variety of academia, and travelling experiences has allowed him to widen his vision to different market needs, and career opportunities.

Contact at: kabdelaal@eggbc.org

 

Legal, Finance, and Administrative Committee

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