Yazan Samara

Yazan SamaraOver 20 years of experience in financial management and consulting. Provided strategic advisory and management services for international, regional, and national institutions and organizations on a wide range of topics, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, economic development, investment and finance models, and corporate governance. Fluent in Arabic and English.


2001, MBA, General and Strategic Management, CASS Business School, City University, London, United Kingdom (UK) (Chevening Scholarship, British Council)

1994, BSc Industrial Engineering, Management University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Project Experience

Senior Advisor, UNDP Bahrain, Sustainable Energy Unit

Duration: July 2016 – present
Design high-level policy documents for Bahrain’s renewable energy and energy efficiency action plans with specific targets, policies, projects, governance structure, and implementation budgets.

Senior Advisor, Egypt Sustainable Energy Finance Facility (EgyptSEFF)

Duration: April 2014 – August 2015
Built capacity at the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to manage a $30 million credit line to increase financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Egypt, funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and implemented by MWH Global and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).

Project Manager, Enhancing Socio-Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

Duration: April 2014 – August 2015
Developed strategies to enhance socio-economic impact of the Moroccan Integrated Wind Program.

Senior Advisor, Strategy and Investments, RCREEE

Duration: April 2014 – August 2015
Refined RCREEE’s strategic outlook and advising on flagship projects and programs. Enhanced allocation and control over human and financial resources.

CEO, Sabaek Invest PLC (SABK)

Duration: September 2008 – April 2011
Developed and executed a comprehensive corporate strategy. Expanded corporate business lines through organic and inorganic growth opportunities.

Director of Equity Investments, Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF), Jordan

Duration: December 2002 – July 2008