Sanaa Hichami is a senior investment professional and entrepreneur, she works currently for Tony Blair Institute for Global Change as a Senior regional investment promotion advisor to Desert to Power program held by the Afdb and USAID among other world-class partners. As part of TBI’s senior advisors programs, Sanaa works on political coordination around the desert to power projects, the finalization and operationalization of national and regional road maps of Sahel countries, supporting Sahel governments in setting more efficient investment and energy policies as well as mobilizing international capital around a diversified project portfolio of large scale 85 investment opportunities in the region, covering solar power generation, off-grid and decentralized solutions, regional large scale grid transmission infrastructures and some pilot projects in hydrogen, mainly in Mauritania.
She accumulated 10+ years of experience working for different Moroccan firms in renewable energy, infrastructures and industry be it in financial controlling, financial modeling, or investment and project origination.
She is holding a bachelor in finance from ISCAE and a master’s degree from Neoma business school in corporate finance, as well as a certificate from Erasmus Universiteit in advanced valuation and strategy- M&A, PE, and Venture Capital. Sanaa HICHAMI is currently pursuing a certificate in policy analysis at the London school of economics and political science, a CFA program, as well as Executive leadership and decision-making programs in respectively the University of Oxford and Yale University.Sanaa HICHAMI is also concerned about women’s representation in professional networks and business communities, which is why she is taking part in The Mena Business club. She is also a member and a mentor in the Global women’s network for the energy transition, and a member of the Global climate action partnership.Over her experience, Sanaa was particularly sensitive and aware of innovation as a necessary vector to be adopted by organizations in parallel to business and usual, this need is even exacerbated by the recent climate and geopolitical world change.
She translated this awareness by recently starting her entrepreneurial journey, by launching a business development aiming to promote energy transition in innovative and disruptive ways. But also, by taking part, as a juror member, to the Youth adaptation program, launched jointly by the African development bank and the global adaptation center to award innovative solutions to tackle climate change.