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French honor to Lebanese woman expert in renewable energy


Lebanese engineer, Nadine Adra, received yesterday the French Knight of the Legion of Honor in recognition of her achievements in the field of renewable energy over the past 20 years. Adra, from Tripoli, North Lebanon, is presently the director general of a company affiliated with Total France and specialized in energy building and the environment. She studied at the Greek Orthodox National Girls School and earned her degree in civil engineering from the Lebanese University in 1996. She received a full scholarship to complete her master’s in Lyon and earned a certificate in corporate management from ESSEC and EMLYON. Recalling that Adra, who holds a PhD in sustainable energy, was granted the French citizenship in recognition of developing studies in energy, green buildings and the environment. It should be noted, that Adra has in 2009 won the EU Sustainable Energy Award and in 2014 the title of the Femmes de L’economie. She served as an expert in the European Commission and the International Energy Agency in the period between 2005 and 2014, and since 2015, she is a consultant for the French Foreign Trade. (Lebanon 24, December 6, 2019) 

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