Dr. Noura Mansouri
Noura is a sustainable energy enthusiast from Saudi Arabia who has been working on the subject of sustainable energy and sustainability transition in Saudi Arabia for over a decade.
She earned her PhD from Queen Mary, University of London, on the subject of clean energy transition in Saudi Arabia, upon graduating she went on to pursue a postdoctoral research fellowship at MIT, she received an Ibn Khaldun fellowship from the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy, Mechanical Engineering, MIT. She is now appointed as a Visiting Scholar on a part-time basis at MIT.
She also serves as the manager of strategy and marketing at AREVA, the French global leader in nuclear energy, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, contributing to the establishment of the Saudi nuclear sector through human capacity development. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and her Master of Business Administration degree in clean energy technology management from Queen Mary, University of London in the UK.
Dr. Mansouri published her first book based on her PhD thesis entitled “Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s quest for clean energy”. She continues to research in clean energy, water desalination and sustainability topics. Noura was recently appointed an Energy Future Leader at the World Energy Council.
Noura has a diplomatic training from The Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She participated in several international and local events, including: AREVA’s nuclear learning tour, presented before the Saudi and German foreign ministers on the topic of renewable energy collaboration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and spoke at international events at MIT, Harvard University, and the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Noura is a co-founder of CellA+ a network for professional women in Saudi Arabia.
Noura is married and a mother of three, Aya (8 YO), AbdAllah (3 YO) and Alya (2 mo).