Technical Director, Europe & Africa
Karim Asali is First Solar’s Technical Director for Europe and Africa and is responsible for supporting First Solar’s growth strategy and business development activity across the region.
Karim has almost three decades of experience in renewable energy, conventional energy and power generation, including an initial stint at First Solar from 2008 to 2012, when he helped develop the business opportunities in the Middle East market. He then spent two years at Dii, where he served as the Director of Project Enabling and was responsible for developing the MENA market from technical and project finance perspective. Karim previously spent 10 years at ABB, where he held different positions in the company’s oil and gas, and power generation divisions. His experience in solar energy also includes positions at Kyocera Fineceramics and Sharp.
Karim holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe University in Germany and an MBA from Heriot Watt/Edinburgh Business School in the United Kingdom.