Team Leader

Dr. Juan Pablo Sanz

Dr Juan Pablo Sanz, staff of MVV decon GmbH, holds a Ph. D. In engineering science and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering obtained from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Romanian and has basic Arabic language skills. Dr. Sanz has 28 years of general professional experience related to elaboration of sector strategies, master plans and feasibility studies as well as planning, design, detailed engineering and tendering/supervision, project implementation and implementation of works and supplies – both in the drinking water sector and in the wastewater sector. He has profound experience in the role of Project Manager/ Team Leader for complex water infrastructure projects. Dr. Sanz has more than 16 years of experience in international cooperation, including valuable experience in the region (Jordan, Palestine). He has more than 8 years of experience in institution and capacity building projects encompassing the setting up of institutions/departments in water utility companies as well as experience in training activities. Dr. Sanz has extensive experience with IFI projects, including projects funded by the EU.

Energy Key Expert

Simon El Hachem

Simon El Hashem holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering obtained from the Lebanese University Branch II. He is Fluent in Arabic, French & English and has basic knowledge in Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. Simon El Hashem has significant experience in promoting energy efficiency and financial assessment & considerable experience in performance of energy efficiency assessments. Vast working experience & knowledge of the industry sector, and especially in the area of power plants construction, oil & gas plants construction with international companies. Over 20 years of experience in Project Identification, Development, Management, Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality Assurance covering a variety of sectors , Energy, Environment, Water, Waste, Industry, oil & gas field. Long and successful record in Ownership & Leadership of Energy Projects. Excellent managerial skills within national & international cooperation projects, and proven experience in forming, managing & working with multi-disciplinary teams of international & local experts and capacity for leadership and facilitation roles. Vast experience in Risk and Financial Management in Energy Construction with EDF (Electricité De France) Mission Liban. Over 10 years in Large Generation (450 MW Combined cycle Power Plants) Consultancy & Construction with EU Companies , EDF / ANSALDO ENERGIA / ENEL PRODUZIONE / SIEMENS...Experienced in Power Transmission and distribution network with EDF in the new Power Network Projects done in Lebanon for the new Large Generation Power Plants in Energy Sector. New Energy Sector built in Lebanon from 1993 till 2002 including Rehabilitation of old Power plants and construction of new Power plants funded by, Arab Fund And Kuwaiti Fund, Government Of Italy & Government Of Germany. Experienced in Financing of Construction Projects, Professional Training in Basic Economic and Financial Principles of Construction , Project Investments , General Criteria in Making Investment Decisions, Methods of Rising Capital for Construction Projects , International Sources of Project Funding , Management of Risk and Uncertainty of Project Investment.

Water Key Expert

Nadia Al Jouhari

Mrs.Nadia Al Jouhari holds a Master of Engineering in Environmental Science and Technology obtained from IHE in Delft and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering obtained from University of Technology in Baghdad/Iraq. Mrs. Al Jouhari has more than 33 years of experience with public and private sectors and international organizations. She has diversified experience in water and environment sectors including the infrastructure projects, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), EIA’s, climate change, urban environment. Her expertise covered elaboration of sector strategies, national plans, master plans, detailed engineering and tendering, design and management of water and wastewater projects, project formulation and implementation, capacity building, communication in water sector, women in water sector decision making and development projects monitoring and evaluation. Ms Al Jouahari has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, with most of it being in the region (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, West Bank, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco). In the course of this international cooperation experience, she worked with regional and local water public utilities within the countries of the region. She has profound programme/project management and donor coordination experience (EU, UNDP, UNEP, GEF, World Bank, KfW, DGCS), including the experience in working with EU funded projects. She is fluent in Arabic (Mother Tongue) and English.

Transport Key Expert

George Xanthakos

George Xanthakos holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Thessaloniki and he is finalizing his theses in Environmental Design of Infrastructure Works from the Open University, Greece. He is fluent in English and has 17 years of experience in infrastructure projects in the land transport sector related to the planning, design and management of land transport systems. Mr Xanthakos has supported national and sub-national transport authorities in developing and applying land transport sector strategies and master plans, and has managed the formulation of complex projects for the development and upgrading of national and urban road networks as well as railway networks. Mr Xanthakos has considerable experience in the planning, design and management of Mass Transit Systems and in supporting the operators of public transport in upgrading the quality of their services through technical assistance. He has 10 years of experience in international cooperation.