“My personal experience led me to work in the energy industry”
Mohamed Mehdi joined Korkia as Investment Manager towards the end of 2023 when Korkia acquired the renewable energy business of RSF Capital Partners. For the last 5 years, he has worked in the renewable energy sector as advisor and investor.
Mohamed Mehdi joined Korkia as an Investment Manager towards the end of 2023 when Korkia acquired the renewable energy business of RSF Capital Partners. For the last 5 years, he has worked in the renewable energy sector as an advisor and investor. In his previous position, he was involved in the structuring and financing of renewable energy projects globally. Mohamed holds a Bachelor in Finance and a specialized MSc in Energy Management.
Q1: What goals or expectations do you have regarding this change?
Over the last few years, Korkia and RSF have worked very closely to grow a significant development portfolio of over 11 GW in 8 markets. Joining Korkia’s global team was a natural continuation of this collaboration and a vital step to reaching our ambitions. As the portfolio rapidly matures, many of our ongoing projects are expected to be ready for construction in 2024. This next phase is very exciting, and I’m delighted to be part of Korkia’s growing role in the energy transition.
Q2: What are your strengths in your new role?
Given my involvement in the renewables’ platform since the launch of our co-development model in 2021, I enter the role with a solid foundation and understanding of our global operations. Furthermore, my experience spanning various markets and technologies has given me a more entrepreneurial approach on infrastructure investment, a crucial skill in a highly competitive and continually changing market. Additionally, my expertise in M&A, financial structuring, and financial modelling from my corporate finance background perfectly fits my new role within Korkia’s investment team.
Q3: Why did you choose to work in the energy industry?
My interest in the energy sector stems from my upbringing in Lebanon, a country that is foreign to ongoing electricity, with its people and industries continuously experiencing daily power cuts over the past 20 years. In 2016, my determination to join the energy sector rose due to my travels in Asia and my exposure to the detrimental effects and harmful repercussions of climate change on mass populations, coupled with the energy crisis that had drastically deteriorated in Lebanon. These issues strengthened my desire to pursue a career in the energy sector and have a tangible positive impact for the generations to come and our planet.