Co- founder & CEO at KarmSolar
Zahran is the Co-founder and CEO of KarmSolar, an Egyptian joint stock company established in 2011, working in the field of off-grid and on-grid solar innovations. He holds a MSc. in Economics from SOAS, University of London, a BA. in Business Administration & Finance from the American University in Cairo, a diploma from the European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin in Philosophy & Literature and a certificate in social entrepreneurship from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Zahran has 10 years of experience in renewable energy and carbon trading working at Shell in the UK and Tunisia, and working in Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding in Egypt as a business development manager for renewable energy and clean development mechanisms, initiating the company’s carbon trading and renewable energy business. Zahran is responsible for guiding, coordinating and overseeing the commercial and technical growth strategies of KarmSolar. Zahran is also the co-founder and former board director of Nahdet El Mahrousa, one of the largest youth-run NGOs in Egypt, which works on various youth development projects. Currently he is a member of the board of trustees at TIEC, a hub for ICT based innovations and entrepreneurship.