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Malek A. Kabariti

A headshot of Mr. Malek A. Kabariti




  • BS, mechanical engineering, University of Texas, 1976
  • MS, mechanical engineering, WVU, 1977

Mr. Malek Kabariti earned a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1976 and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from WVU in 1977. His career has included service as an instructor at the University of Jordan and numerous assignments as a project manager, consultant, board member or advisor to both governmental and non-governmental organizations in north Africa, Europe, India and the Middle East.

Mr. Kabariti's primary technical interests lie in the area of energy and renewable energy, particularly solar energy. He has worked for many years on the improvement of solar water heating systems, and particularly in the development of manufacturing expertise and systems in his native country of Jordan. He has published widely on these topics and was instrumental in developing testing standards and a testing facility for solar collectors at the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan in the 1980’s.

From the late 1970’s to the present, Mr. Kabariti has served as project manager or project coordinator for numerous organizations and governments, including the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, the Egyptian Government, the Libyan Government, the United Arab Emirate Government, German GIZ, and to regional and international developers. From 1995-1999 he was the Director of the Renewable Energy Research Center of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, and from 1998-2009 he served as President of the National Energy Research Center of Jordan. From 2010 to 2012 Mr. Kabariti served on the Board of Directors of the Central Electricity Generation Company of Jordan, and from 2012 to 2013 as the Chairman of the National Electric Power Company. Since March of 2013, Mr. Kabariti has served as the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for the country of Jordan.