Sherife AbdelMessih

Sherife AbdelMessih

Chief Executive Officer, Future Energy Corporation

Sherife AbdelMessih is the CEO of Future Energy Corporation (FEC), the leading company serving the renewable energy industry in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Initially, Sherife built FEC as a Research & Development startup designing disruptive solar energy technologies catered for MENA, and then grew it into a renewable energy company with project development, consulting and R&D divisions. He further grew the company’s business outside MENA, into Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Through a European holding company, majority owned by FEC; Sherife pioneered the business model for developing solar power projects with attractive financial returns without the need for any government incentives or subsidies. He was also a consultant on the development of the first solar power plant in the Middle East, and an advisor to multiple self-made billionaires on power and renewable energy investments.
He was selected by Yahoo! as one of the top 10 social entrepreneurs in Egypt; profiled as one of the 500 most influential people in the Middle East by Arabian Business magazine; and chosen as one of the 200 economic leaders in Africa by L'Institut Choiseul, and the youngest on all 3 lists. Sherife is regularly invited to speak at industry events hosted by institutions such as Financial Times, Bloomberg, World Bank, and prestigious universities.
He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he was endowed with a full scholarship. Sherife is a citizen of Egypt, speaks fluent English, French and Arabic and is Chairman of the MIT Alumni Club in Egypt.


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