SVP - EMEA
Black & Veatch
Youssef Merjaneh is Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Black & Veatch’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. He has more than 20 years of global business experience in operations, sales, business development, strategy and project management, with a strong focus on the Middle East and Europe. Merjaneh joined the company’s power business in 2021, leading and growing it through a customer-focused approach that addressed clients’ challenges and helped them reach their goals.
His background is in power, oil & gas, transportation, and IT. He was previously CEO and Managing Director at RATP Dev Mobility Egypt. Prior to that, Merjaneh led the ABB business in Saudi Arabia for electrical motors and drives, and earlier in his career he held several senior leadership roles at Siemens, in power generation services, power transmission and distribution, and mobility.
Youssef Merjaneh began his career in engineering and project management and then moved into business development for power transmission and distribution followed by leadership roles in transportation, oil and gas and power generation. He developed several businesses from scratch and acquired and executed major lighthouse EPC projects and long-term service agreements. His experience expands over Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Merjaneh has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in communication and computer engineering from the American University of Beirut. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Liverpool. He speaks English, German, and Arabic.