H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad

H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad

Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Academic Achievements

  • 1995 - Earned an engineering diploma from the French Grande Ecole, Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France
  • 1995 - Earned a civil engineering diploma from Ecole Centrale Paris in Paris, France (simultaneously with degree from Ecole Polytechnique)
  • 1997 - Earned a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA
  • 2000 - Earned a Ph.D. in Electronic Materials (Thesis in microchip reliability) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA
  • Earned several grants and scholarships from international institutions

Professional Career and Experience

  • 20 years of experience in leading international consulting companies: McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Company and Partners in Performance
  • Led an abundant number of strategy, policy, and transformation projects across diverse sectors, including energy and environment, public sector, and family owned conglomerates in several Middle Eastern countries such as: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Arab Republic of Egypt, Sultanate of Oman and others.
  • Designed and Led the corporatization program for EDL the Lebanese national electric utility, a project financed by the World Bank
  • He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab and on other boards.

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