Ruba AlZu’bi – Adviser to the President for Science Policy – Programme Development at the Royal Scientific Society
Ruba Al Zubi is a staunch advocate for mainstreaming environment into all development sectors. She is a strong communicator and change agent, and an engineer who is passionate about linking science with development.
Eng. AlZubi serves as Advisor to the President for Science Policy and Programme Development at the Royal Scientific Society, Jordan. Prior to that, she led the Scientific Research Department at Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation. Through that post, Ruba oversaw Shoman’s Scientific Research Support Fund, Arab Researchers Award, and the science-based Innovation programmes.
Ruba was the first Policy Director at the Ministry of Environment, led several departments at the Development and Free Zones Commission, and served as the Chief Executive Officer of EDAMA Association for Energy, Water and Environment, the first Jordanian business association in the green technology sector. AlZubi also led the Clean Technology Sector Development component at USAID Jordan’s Competitiveness Program which helped to enhance the private sector’s competitiveness, created jobs and increased exports in greentech clusters.
Al-Zu’bi is active in the NGOs field, both locally and internationally, and serves on the Boards of several entities and initiatives. She is a founding member of the Jordan Green Building Council, a Plus Social Good Advisor and has been selected as one of the United Nations Foundation’s Protectors of Progress on SDGs. She was Jordan’s Eisenhower Fellow for 2012 and continues to advocate for green innovation and entrepreneurship throughout her journey.
Ruba is a global volunteer, mentor, speaker and blogger.