Waleed Alsuraih is the Cluster Leader of the World Bank Energy Advisory Services for the GCC and regional energy trade programme for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He also performs a Programme Leader Role to coordinate the GCC advisory services across the Infrastructure practice (Energy & Extractives, Transport, Digital, and Infrastructure Energy).
Since joining the Bank in 2007, he has been working with governments, utilities, and relevant stakeholders across the MENA region to strenghten the role of the power sector in economic growth and social prosperity. He is currently leading the World Bank Initiative on Pan-Arab Regional Energy Trade Platform, which supports the development electricity and gas trade markets within the region and beyond.
Waleed holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and a MBA from Southampton School of Management in the UK.