By Mohamed Abaid, Independent Libyan Analyst

Mohamed Al-Mishai


In a resounding victory, Dr. Mohamed Omar Elmeshai has been voted Person of the Year 2023, capturing a commanding 70.5% of the total votes in a poll among 2100 participants. This accolade underscores the significant impact of his leadership as the Manager of the General Electricity Company in Libya.

The Poll's Context

The poll for Person of the Year in Libya drew attention from across the nation, with prominent figures from various sectors contending for the title. The participants included Hatem Aribi, Farhat Bin Qadara, and Mohamed Ismail, all of whom are respected for their contributions in their respective fields.

Dr. Elmeshai's Pivotal Role

Dr. Elmeshai's landslide victory is a testament to his pivotal role in not only reforming Libya's electricity sector but also in fostering national progress. Under his direction, the General Electricity Company has seen unprecedented advancements, marking the end of the persistent power outages that once plagued the nation.

Comparing the Contenders

The substantial margin of votes received by Dr. Elmeshai, compared to 204 for Hatem Aribi, 84 for Farhat Bin Qadara, and 331 for Mohamed Ismail, reflects the public's overwhelming support for his transformative initiatives in the electricity sector.

Dr. Elmeshai's Forward-Looking Vision

With an eye to the future, Dr. Elmeshai is not resting on his laurels. His vision encompasses a comprehensive plan to further enhance the efficiency and sustainability of Libya's power grid, ensuring that the energy needs of the nation are met with reliability and foresight.


The election of Dr. Mohamed Omar Elmeshai as Person of the Year 2023 is a recognition well-earned. It celebrates a leader who has not only excelled in his domain but has also illuminated the path to a brighter future for Libya. His landslide victory in the poll is a clear indication of the confidence and trust the Libyan people have in his ability to propel the country towards energy independence and stability.


Disclaimer:  The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Libya Observer