His Excellency Khaled Irani - Chief Executive Officer

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Khaled Irani's journey to E2E has taken him through some of the most preeminent positions in the energy and environment sectors in Jordan. With more than a decade and a half serving in public positions, Mr. Irani has overseen advancements in both government policy and public opinion regarding energy efficiency and the value of Jordan's ecology. He has shown us the value of our natural resources as an environmental treasure and a source of revenue, and the importance of keeping these two views in balance.

In his role as Director General of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), Mr. Irani began to see the ties between the economy and the environment. As Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources and Minister of Environment, Mr. Irani led the way in introducing and reforming legislation directly aimed at addressing Jordan's energy and environmental challenges. Through the adoption of policies and the introduction of legislation, along with the creation of committees to ensure these become reality and remain enforced, Mr. Irani brought Jordan into a new age of efficiency and environmental concern for the precious resources of our region. As CEO of E2E, Mr. Irani seeks to pass on that same passion to existing and future generations of influential Jordanian policy makers and business leaders.

Career Achievements
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (2009-2010)

  • Led the adoption of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law.
  • Initiated an Energy Efficiency Incentives Program developed by USAID for the national energy sector.
  • Development of the Renewable Energy Transaction Policy.
  • Established the Renewable Energy Fund.
  • Finalized three major concession agreements relating to oil shale and gas exploration.

Minister of Environment (2005 – 2009)

  • Set up the Royal Environmental Enforcement Agency.
  • Initiated key environmental policies, including the introduction of unleaded gasoline.

Director of the RSCN (1996 – 2005)

  • Introduced and promoted ecotourism in Jordan.
  • Prepared the national biodiversity strategy.
  • Oversaw the development of major conservation areas around Jordan.

Board and Committee Positions Held

  • Arab Bank (2011-Present)
  • Zaiyed Future Energy Jury
  • Nuclear Energy Ministerial Committee
  • Red-Dead Ministerial Committee
  • Royal Energy Committee
  • Royal Water Committee

Education

  • B.Sc. in Soils
    Jordan University, Jordan (1986)
  • M.Sc. in Arid Land Use
    Jordan University, Jordan (1990)
  • M.Sc. in National Parks Management and Tourism
    New Mexico University, USA (1991)