Ennis Rimawi | Managing Partner
Catalyst Private Equity | France

Ennis Rimawi, Managing Partner, Catalyst Private Equity

Ennis Rimawi is the Founder and Managing Director of the Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund launched in 2016, the MENA region's first renewable energy fund, and previously launched Catalyst Private Equity Fund I in 2006 the region's first energy and water technology venture capital fund. Catalyst is the lead developer of a 23MWp solar PV IPP project in Jordan called Falcon Maan Solar Power where Ennis is the Chairman. Ennis is also the Chairman of Millennium Energy Industries (www.meisolar.com) and also Director of Orange Jordan Solar and Eagle Solar. Over the past 18 years Ennis' focus has been on project development, technology business building, turnarounds, manufacturing, and investment structuring in the US and Arab region. He is the founder of ONEWORLD Software Solutions and led the subsequent merger and turnaround of Estarta Solutions, which is partially owned by Microsoft and Cisco. During this period Ennis led several private equity investment transactions from both the “sell side” and the “buy side”. Ennis is a Director of a leading non-profit Micro-Fund, Tamweelcom, and also a Director of Ajeej Capital and former director of LogicBlox acquired by Infor. Ennis is a member of the YPO, YAL, and Young Global Leaders (alumni). Ennis is a graduate of MIT's Leaders for Manufacturing Fellows Program. BS in Eng. Systems ('91) MIT, a MS in Environmental Eng ('96) MIT, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management ('96).


Solar Show MENA 2019 day 1 @ 14:50

PANEL The investor perspective: what long-term owners want

  • Weighing up early-stage development risk vs high developer fees
  • Vertical integration or specialisation?
  • Examining the impact of tariffs and other regulatory considerations on capital costs
  • Evaluating project origination strategies and what they’re looking for in the utility and commercial solar industries
  • The impact of debt financing on project IRR and equity IRR

Solar Show MENA 2019 day 1 @ 15:20

PANEL Bringing fresh wind in renewable energy financing

  • What’s on the horizon for wind project finance?
  • Examining the differing roles and approaches of private and public finance
  • Understanding where investment is coming from
  • Evaluating emerging new business and ownership models: unlocking the potential for long term sources of finance
last published: 17/Feb/19 17:25 GMT

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