Dr. Hisham Khatib is past-Chairman of the Jordan Electricity Regulatory Commission and Honorary Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council. He is an engineer and economist on energy technology and energy security, environmental issues related to energy and development. Over the last many years, Dr. Khatib was a Minister in the Government of Jordan in many portfolios – planning, water and energy. In 1998 he was awarded the “Medal of Achievement” of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in the UK. Dr. Khatib was awarded the highly prestigious “Global Energy Award” by the World Energy Council. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE (L.F.I.E.E.E.), and is on the World Federation of Scientists – Energy Planetary Monitoring Panel; also he is an advisory editor of Energy Policy Journal. Dr. Khatib was decorated in Jordan, Italy, Sweden, Indonesia, Austria and the Vatican. He is married with three children. Main pastime is the arts and history of the Holy Land.