Vahid Fotuhi is Managing Director, Project Origination at Access Power, a leading developer, owner and operator of power plants in emerging markets. The firm currently has 1,000MW of solar and wind projects under development across 23 countries in Africa and Asia. Access Power recently commissioned East Africa’s largest solar power plant in Soroti, Uganda.
Vahid is also the Founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), the largest solar trade organization in the MENA region.
From 2009 until 2012, Vahid was the Regional Director for BP Solar Middle East, the region’s largest off-grid solar systems provider. Prior to that, Vahid worked in Algeria where he led Government Affairs for BP’s oil & gas division.
Over 20-year career, Vahid has also held-senior level roles with Energy Intelligence, World Economic Forum and Transparency International.
Vahid holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington DC and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University, Canada.