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Walid Mohamad Abdelwahab

Director, Infrastructure Department Islamic Development Bank. Dr. Abdelwahab is the Director of Infrastructure at the Islamic Development Bank leading infrastructure work across transport, water, energy and ICT in the Bank’s 56 member countries in Asia, Africa, MENA, Europe and Latin America, with a portfolio of about $20 billion. During his tenure, Dr. Walid also led the introduction of Public- Private Partnership (PPP) financing in infrastructure in the Bank, which has evolved into an important line of business. Prior to joining IDB, Dr. Walid held various senior positions with the Ministry of Transportation and Highways of British Columbia, Canada and Universities in Canada and Jordan. He also advised ministries of Transport, Public Works, and Municipal Affairs, Jordan on various infrastructure issues. Dr. Walid published numerous articles in international refereed journals, conference proceedings, and Government reports related to engineering, planning and economics of transport infrastructure. Dr. Walid holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.