Leila Benali, the new Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

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King Mohammed VI appointed Leila Benali as the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Leila Benali, a well-known specialist in energy strategy and sustainability, was recently nominated by the King to lead the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development.

Leila Benali is the Chief Economist and Director of Strategy at Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP). She was also a member of the Special Commission on Development Model (CSMD).

She possesses a DEA in political science and a PhD in energy economics Summa Cum Laude from Sciences Po, as well as being a Laureate of the Mohammedia School of Engineers and the Ecole Centrale Paris.

She has led a number of projects throughout her career, including the development of plans and policies for governments, energy firms, industrialists, and institutional investors.

Leila Benali was also the Middle East and Africa Director of HIS, an international security and energy research and consulting organization, a professor at Sciences Po, and an industrial engineer at Schlumberger.

Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Answers, published in 2014, was acclaimed as a “must read” by former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, as “must read by anyone who sincerely wants to find significant solutions to energy poverty.”

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