About Ruba Al-Zu’bi

A staunch advocate for green economy and environmental mainstreaming, a strong communicator and change agent, and an engineer who is passionate about policy enabled development

Al-Zubi recently served as the Advisor for Science Policy and Programme Development to HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, the President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS). Prior to that, she led the Scientific Research Department at Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation. Ruba was the first Policy Director at the Ministry of Environment, established and led several departments at the Development and Free Zones Commission (Investment Commission), and served as the Chief Executive Officer of EDAMA Association for Energy, Water and Environment – the first Jordanian business association in the green technology sector. Al Zubi also led the Clean Technology Sector Development component at USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program that aimed at enhancing private sector’s competitiveness, creating jobs and increasing exports in the green tech clusters. Ruba is active in the women & youth empowerment field locally and internationally and serves on the Boards of several entities and initiatives. She is a co-founder of the Jordan Green Building Council, a Plus Social Good Advisor and was selected as one of the United Nations Foundation’s Protectors of Progress on SDGs. She was Jordan’s Eisenhower Fellow for 2012 and continues to advocate for green innovation and entrepreneurship throughout her journey.

Ruba holds a M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and is a certified Project Management for Development Professional (PMD Pro) and works as an independent sustainability advisor and consultant.