Vahid Fotuhi is Managing Director, Project Origination at Access Power, a Dubai-based developer, owner and operator of renewable energy assets in Africa and Asia. The firm currently has 1GW of solar and wind assets under development across 17 emerging markets.
Vahid is also the Founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), the largest and most active 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 lived 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