Abdullah O Bdeir
Jordan Green Building Council and Chair, MENA Regional Network
Abdullah O Bdeir is currently the CEO of National Energy in Jordan.
After completing his Engineering studies from Purdue University, Mr Bdeir started his career in the USA before moving to Amman to handle technical and operational management at Mitsubishi Motors. Later on, he left to Canada to complete his graduate studies in management from McGill University. earning a Deans Academic and Athletic Excellence Award. While in Canada, he focused on broadening his operational experience by working in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. After returning to Amman he took on the role of the Executive Manager at Steel Buildings Co. and later as Director of Business Development for the mother company: Arab Technical Construction Company.
Prior to his election for a second term as the Chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council (JordanGBC), he headed the Technical committee of the council as one of the JordanGBC’s founding board members. The committee published the LEED Gap analysis, a detailed study distributed amongst Green Building Councils all over the world. Abdullah is currently the Chair of the MENA Regional Network. He also served on the steering committee of the UN Environment program sustainable buildings and climate initiative – SBCI.
Recently, Mr Bdeir was elected as Chairman of a coalition of energy associations in Jordan that offers accreditation to energy services companies in Jordan, which is being established with the assistance of NAESCO and the USAID ESCB Activity.
Mr Bdeir is a LEED Green Associate holder under the U.S. Green Building Council, a pearl qualified professional under the ESTIDMA Abu Dhabi City Council programme, a certified waste manager from the International Solid Waste Association in Vienna (ISWA and CMVP qualified).