Jessica is an energy engineer and policy consultant with a track record spanning 15+ years. Her extensive experience in engineering, think tanks, and consulting across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa uniquely positions her to contribute to the development of low-carbon energy systems.
Jessica is head of energy transition at SRMG Think and founding partner at New Energy Consult. She has held advisory and consultancy roles at a wide range of entities, including the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, World Bank, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Azure Strategy, and Valpre Capital, among others.
She is also non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, and the Middle East Institute Switzerland. Previously, she was resident fellow with Chatham House’s energy, environment, and resources program in London. Prior to that, she was the chief energy engineer at the United Nations Development Programme in Beirut.
Jessica is a widely published author and has been invited to share insights by leading institutions and corporates across the world, as well as international media outlets. She has been awarded the EU Visitors’ Program, the US State Department’s Techwomen, and the UK FCDO International Leaders’ fellowships. She holds a masters’ degree in political science with emphasis on strategic negotiations and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
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