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Mohammed Loraoui

Mohammed Loraoui

Mohammed Loraoui is an Attorney-Advisor with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he works on CLDP’s energy initiatives. Mr. Loraoui’s programming focus on enabling private investment in energy, power and infrastructure projects including CLDP’s support for Power Africa.

In this position, Mr. Loraoui has designed and conducted technical assistance programs throughout sub-Saharan-Africa. Mr. Loraoui is a contributing author to the Understanding series including the second edition of the Understanding Power Purchase Agreements and the Understanding Power Transmission Financing.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Loraoui worked at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), where he helped manage programs in the Arabian Peninsula. Prior to working at NDI, Mr. Loraoui served as the associate director of Dialogue Programs at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) where he coordinated international conferences promoting U.S.-Middle East dialogue.

Mr. Loraoui received his Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East. Mr. Loraoui is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia. Mr. Loraoui is a native Arabic speaker and is fluent in French.


Second Edition: Understanding Power Purchase Agreements
Understanding Power Transmission Financing