Dr. Shihab Elborai Partner at Strategy&
He advises major energy players across the GCC, the Middle East, and North Africa on issues related to strategy, policy, sector governance, and regulatory framework design. He also works with large public-sector entities and state-owned enterprises to improve their operating models and organizational structures. With over 10 years of experience in the region, he commands an understanding of both the technical aspects of policy and regulation of energy as well as the wider impact of the energy sector on the short-term and long-term and economic outlooks of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Some of the recent client assignments Elborai has led include
a 20-year integrated national energy strategy for one of the largest petroleum-producing countries in the Middle East.
a generation unbundling and spin-off strategy for a 35+ GW government-owned utility that split into four comparable generation companies
an electrical power business strategy and partnership model for a national oil company to utilize captive power assets, control fuel efficiency of the national power system, and promote its renewable energy investments
up the capabilities of the planning team of a large North African electrical utility to enable them to review and update their five-year strategic plan
Publication & Education
Elborai received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (where he was the recipient of the Raymie Stata fellowship and the Carlton E. Tucker award for excellence in teaching undergraduates.). He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.
He is the author of several publications, including
In addition Dr. Shihab have wrote a chapter in the AFED 2013 report (“Financing Energy Supply: The Role of the Private Sector”).
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