Yosef I. Abramowitz is CEO of Energiya Global Capital,
international chair of the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy
Conference, and a co-founder of Israel’s solar industry.
He was named “Person of the Year” by the Israel Energy
and Business Conference and one of the six leading Green
Pioneers worldwide by CNN. Abramowitz ran for president
as Israel’s first private-sector candidate and has advised
dozens of governments, including throughout the Middle
East, on how to develop their solar industries. He has led
solar training programs for Palestinian engineers in the
West Bank as well as Bedouin engineering students and
was the only Israeli at the founding World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. He
wishes to thank David Micley and Nasser Al Amuri for their research assistance, as
well as Gershon Baskin and Hanna Siniora for their insights.