Samer Zawaydeh

Our journey with The Association of Energy Engineers started with the USAID SABEQ program introducing the Certified Energy Manager® CEM® in Jordan in 2010. Taking part of this five day course was highly rewarding on the scientific and personal level. The high quality and high performance of the AEE instructors provided guidance and assisted professional engineers in better managing the energy issue in Jordan.

I kept active with the Chapter as Membership Committee Leader (2010-2012), Assistant Director of the International Membership Development for the Middle East (2012-2014) and for Special Projects (2014 – present). President of the Jordan Energy Chapter EDAMA (June 2015-June 2017), and together with my fellow board members, we were able to hold 36 members meetings, complete 33 courses and train 683 people during 24 months, Secretary of the Jordan Energy Chapter EDAMA (July 2017-July 2019), Student Chapters Mentor (2014- Present). AEE staff dedication and commitment to excellence is the key reason behind the continuous success and growth of our local and regional activities.

We have four student chapters with around 250 students and more are expected to follow. We were able to start the 1ST Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) outside USA in Jordan in 2014, which already held over 34 meetings since then with 800 attendees. We increased our AEE certification programs from 3 in 2015 to 10 program in 2017, and as of July 2017 we have 484 AEE certificates in Jordan. AEE certified professionals are a mark of excellence in the region, and energy service companies are competing to retain AEE certified professionals to achieve the certification requirements for registration as energy service providers in Jordan, Dubai, Greece and Saudi Arabia.