Dr Elbanhawy serves as the Middle East and Africa region Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is the director of the Energy Technology and Climate Change laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (Egypt), where he is tenured Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Elbanhawy is senior technology advisor to Orascom Construction’s global operations. He an independent consultant based in Cairo, Egypt, where he authoritatively supports growth and innovation of the local and regional industrial ecosystems in the energy and manufacturing industrial sectors. He has 15 years experience covering feasibility studies; risk assessments; conceptual/detailed cross-disciplinary engineering design; and life cycle integrity and safety assessments/management in the petrochemical, and conventional/renewable energy generation and storage plants.