عبد الرحيم الكيب
|Prime Minister of Libya|
24 November 2011 – 14 November 2012
|President||Mustafa Abdul Jalil
Mohammed Ali Salim (Acting)
|Preceded by||Ali Tarhouni (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Ali Zeidan|
|Born||1950 (age 63–64)
Sabratha, British Administration of Tripolitania
|Alma mater||University of Tripoli
University of Southern California
North Carolina State University
Abdurrahim Abdulhafiz El-Keib, PhD, (Arabic عبد الرحيم عبد الحفيظ الكيب; also transcribed Abdel Rahim AlKeeb, Abdul Raheem Al-Keeb, etc.; born 1950) is a Libyan politician, professor of electrical engineering, and entrepreneur who served as interim Prime Minister of Libya from 24 November 2011 to 14 November 2012. He was appointed to the position by the country's National Transitional Council on the understanding that he would be replaced when the General National Congress was elected and took power. Power was handed to the Congress on 8 August 2012, and the assembly appointed El-Keib's successor Ali Zeidan in October 2012.
El-Keib left Libya in 1976 and joined the Libyan opposition and over the years worked to help finance the movement. From a prestigious family from Sabratha – a coastal town 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of Tripoli – during his exile, El-Keib would meet his family, who remained in Libya, during excursions to Morocco.
El-Keib moved to Los Angeles, California, where he earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1976; he then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where earned his doctorate from North Carolina State University in 1984. He joined the University of Alabama as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1985 and became Professor in 1996. He has lectured at the University of Tripoli, North Carolina State University, and the University of Alabama. El-Keib, an expert in power system economics, planning and controls, took leave from his tenured faculty position at Alabama to direct the Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 1999–2001. In 2006 he left Alabama to chair the EE Department at The Petroleum Institute in the UAE (where El-Keib remained until he joined the Libyan Transitional National Council as one of its representatives for Tripoli in the summer of 2011). He has supervised many M.Sc. theses and PhD dissertations on "capacitive compensation planning and operation for primary distribution feeders" and is the recipient of several teaching and research awards.
El-Keib's research in the area of Electrical Power Engineering and is an author of numerous research papers. His research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the United States Department of Energy (US DoE), Southern Company Services (SC), and Alabama Power Company (APCO). He has published numerous papers and research reports and a book chapter. His work on Emissions Constrained Dispatch and VoltlVar compensation on primary distribution feeders has been implemented by several companies in the US. He also served as a consultant to several industries including Alabama Power Company and Southern Company Services.
He served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Arab Science and Technology Foundation, 2001–2007, a member of the Science and Technology Panel, the Islamic Development Bank, Senior member of IEEE, Associate Editor for the IEEE Power Engineering Society Letters, 1992–2000, and the World Science and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Transactions on Power Systems, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Korean Institute of electrical Engineers (KIEE)/Society of Power Engineering, and of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Innovations in Energy Systems and Power (IJESP).
In 2005, El-Keib founded the Libyan company International Company for Energy and Technology.
A devout Muslim, El-Keib helped lead the Islamic community during his two decades in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and became involved in informal, inter-faith dialogue after the 9-11 attacks. He is married.
Prime Minister of Libya
On November 1, 2011, Abdurrahim El-Keib was named the interim Prime Minister of Libya after garnering 26 out 51 votes from the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC). Despite repeated clashes with the NTC, his Cabinet stayed in office through the national elections.
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While serving as Prime Minister, El-Keib's time has been dedicated in large part to foreign policy. Libya has restored relationships with the United States, United Kingdom and other countries. El-Keib has also sought to collaborate with the Islamic world.
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