Youssef Arfaoui

Mr. Youssef Arfaoui is chief renewable energy specialist at the AfDB and holds a M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He has a extensive experience in the energy sector, and specifically in Renewable Energy Technologies, such as Solar, Wind, hydro; geothermal, Cogen and biomass.

Mr. Arfaoui’s responsibility in the Bank is primarily to promote investments and application of the RET in Africa, with focus on the Wind, Hydro, Solar, Cogen and Geothermal.

Mr. Youssef Arfaoui has during the last 20 years acquired extensive knowledge and experience within the fields of project financing, and economic and financial analysis. Additionally, he has introduced the CDM and in specific the carbon credit benefits to the Bank’s operations.

He has participated in a wide range of energy projects in Africa, Asia and Europe.