Driss joins us with 10 years’ experience in renewable power project development across Middle East and Africa, 8 of those with ACWA Power. Driss has been involved in the development and closing of a portfolio of over 3 GW of renewable projects totaling over 7bn USD of capital investments, across the technology spectrum of concentrated solar, solar PV and wind projects. Driss brings expertise in early-stage development, tendering, technical optimisation, commercial structuring, partnerships, major contracts negotiation, acquisition, and greenfield financing of utility scale power projects under an Independent Power Producer (IPP) framework. Driss has been involved with the NEOM Green Hydrogen project since its inception, leading at the feasibility stage and acting since then as the Deputy Project Director on ACWA Power’s behalf. Driss is a dual graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm Sweden. He holds both French & Moroccan citizenships, is married and has two children.