• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Sadek Wahba

I Squared Capital

Chairman & Managing Partner

Dr. Sadek Wahba is Chairman and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager specializing in infrastructure investments in the energy, utilities, transport, environmental infrastructure, digital infrastructure and social infrastructure around the world. He was previously the CEO of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a global platform for infrastructure investments. A former economist at The World Bank, Sadek is an advocate for transformative approaches to infrastructure investment and the need infrastructure investment to promote sustainable
economic growth. He was part of the expert committee on the World Economic Forum's first
report on global infrastructure investments and was named Global Infrastructure Personality of
the Year twice, as well as Global Infrastructure Personality of the Decade, by Private Equity
International (PEI). President Biden appointed Sadek to the National Infrastructure Advisory
Council, which advises the White House on improving the security and resilience of critical
infrastructure in the U.S. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Sc. in economics from the
London School of Economics (LSE) and a B.A. in economics from the American University in
Cairo. Sadek is a Senior Fellow at the Development Research Institute of New York University and
Foundation Fellow of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. A member of the Council on
Foreign Relations, he is also a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Wilson Center, a
trustee of the American University in Cairo and a member of the board of directors of the Miami Cancer Institute.

Sessions With Sadek Wahba

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 08/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    The Geopolitics of Energy Security and Transition

    Much has been speculated about the geopolitical benefits of a net-zero world, fueled through renewable energies and revamped supply chains to support them. Energy, in theory, becomes locally sourced, not a tool of geopolitical power. Yet the world is only starting to grapple with the geopolitical impacts of making this transition. War in Ukraine has taught us that we need new policies, greater resilience and new tool kits. As the energy transition unfolds, what does energy justice mean across nations? How can we ensure adequate hydrocarbon supplies if they face massive retrenchment in coming decades? How do rich and poor governments incentivize technology investment guided by markets and not ideology? What are the new risks and opportunities in mineral supply chains and cyber vulnerability?