Wassef co-founded Adenium and is the perfect fit as its CEO with eight years of experience in solar PV. He is responsible for running every facet of Adenium Energy Capital’s global business operations. Wassef is also driving Adenium’s strategy in building a sustainable renewable energy investment platform that has generated rapid growth since Adenium’s inception in 2010.
Establishing Adenium’s development arm, Wassef engineered the acquisition of Bright Power, now market leader in Japan, the MENA and GCC regions, and Africa. Wassef also led the establishment of Yellow Door Energy, the leader in distributed solar energy, in the MENA and GCC. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in originating and structuring solar energy solutions for the utility, commercial, industrial and retail industries.
Wassef has previously served as CEO of the North American and Asian operations of Kazareen Textile Company (KTC), a $70m-turnover enterprise in Egypt. Prior to his experience with KTC, Wassef worked at a boutique private bank affiliated with UBS in Switzerland, catering to high net worth individuals with AUM of $250m.
He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization since 2011, and was previously a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization from 2007 to 2013. Wassef has a degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Queens University in Canada.