Abed joined Navius as an Analyst in October 2021 several months after completing his MSc in Energy Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where his research focused on the interplay between geography and the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems. He brings a diverse range of experiences to the team.
While living in the UK, Abed gained a BSc in physics (UCL) and later a Master of Research in Biophotonics (King’s College London) while his career interests ended up taking him in different directions. Prior to devoting his career to understanding and furthering the energy transition, Abed worked as a Donor Relations Officer and consultant with UN agencies in Lebanon and in other parts of the Middle East. He also worked as a translator, editor, journalist and webmaster for various organizations in Qatar. Having lived in regions where the hydrocarbon industry is paramount, but which are also threatened by climate change, he both understands the urgency of climate change as well as the importance of the energy sector to people’s lives.
Abed is also father to the fierce and powerful Layla, who has ensured that his previously myriad hobbies, like cycling and playing music, are now in the past. He is very happy to call Vancouver home.