2021 – Distinguished Service – International

Recipient: Samer Zawaydeh

Region: International

SAMER ZAWAYDEH, M.S.C., C.R.M., R.E.P., is an Independent Engineer internationally recognized energy expert with 32 years of management experience around the world. He is working on Jordan ESCOs Accreditation Scheme, Co-Authored Jordan Renewables Readiness Assessment (2020-2025) with IRENA, organized South Pole/ EBRD Jordan Climate Change Stakeholders Dialogueto initiate the carbon market and finance, implemented hundreds of small energy efficiency and renewable energy project, participated in utility scale Wind and PV projects development and is a Lecturer at Al Hussein Technical University since 2019. He is the first consultant that started implementing Jordan Green Buildings Guide rating system in 2015 and 1st LEED Platinum Building locally. Committed volunteer to the development of the energy sector locally, regionally and around the world through AEE. He coordinated AEE Certification courses to 4,000+ professionals, and gave energy awareness seminars to 100,000+ people. He served as AEE Foundation President (2021), AEE President (2020), AEE President Elect (2019), AEE Secretary (2018), CRM Board Chairman (2018-2021), CRM Trainer (2012 -2021) Jordan Energy Chapter President (2015·- 2017), JEC Secretary (2017-2019), International Certification Board (2016-Present), Assistant Director for International Membership Development for Special Projects (2014-Present), Student Chapters Mentor (2014-Present), ADIMD for Middle East (2012-2014), supported development of CWEEL Internationally, and AEE newsletter columnist. In addition, he founded ten student chapters locally, six regionally, and helped in the startup of eight international chapters.