Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Deal
Dr. Amit Mor
CEO, Eco Energy Financial & Strategic Consulting
24 October 2022
The recent maritime border deal between Israel and Lebanon is a major achievement with contributions from many players. Although the negotiations lasted for around a decade, several factors played a role in making the agreement possible to be reached at this particular time. Dr. Amit Mor from Eco Energy Financial & Strategic Consulting gives his take on the deal and its significance for the two countries and the wider region.
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Amit Mor, an energy economist, energy strategist, and financial analyst, is the CEO and co-owner of Eco Energy Ltd., an Israeli-based financial and strategic consulting and investment firm that specializes in the energy, environmental, and infrastructure sectors. He earned his Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental and Mineral Economics at the Pennsylvania State University (1997). The topic of his dissertation was “Natural Gas Projects in the Developing World: an Empirical Evaluation of Merits, Obstacles and Risks”. He did his graduate studies in economics and business administration, as well as his B.A. degree in Economics, Finance and Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
During the past 27 years, Dr. Mor has specialized in energy finance and economics. He served as a consultant to governments, financial organizations, public and private companies in the fields of petroleum, natural gas, electricity and renewable energy. During the 1990’s he worked for eight years as a Consultant and Project Manager at the World Bank in Washington D.C., and specialized in the finance of natural gas, power and energy projects, as well as in reform planning of energy and environmental policies of developing countries. He was engaged in assignments in Middle Eastern, European, Asian, South American, and African countries. During the 1980s he served as an Assistant to the Israeli Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and as a Chief Economist in the Economic Planning Authority in the Ministry of Economic Planning.
During the past 15 years, Dr. Mor and Eco Energy worked intensively on issues concerning the development of the Eastern Mediterranean and Israeli gas sector. Dr. Mor and his partner Shimon Seroussi also lead the team that prepared the Energy Master Plan for the State of Israel and participated in the World Bank team that prepared the Energy Sector Review for the Palestinian Authority.
Dr. Mor has a special interest in international and Middle Eastern economies, energy and energy geopolitics. He published the book “Renewable Energy in the Middle East - Enhancing security through regional cooperation”, Springer, October 2009, under the “NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: Environmental Security” (co-editor with Michael Mason).
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