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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