Regional Company of the Year

Established in Dubai in 2011, Access has grown to become one of the region’s leading commercial advisers and solar project developers in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the leadership of Reda El Chaar, Access has won high profile solar mandates across the region and has advised some of the world’s leading companies such as SunEdison, Abengoa, EDF EN, and First Solar. On the development side, Access has just been awarded a 10MW solar PV IPP project in Soroti, northern Uganda, by KfW and the Government of Uganda. Once completed in October 2015, this project will be the largest of its kind in East Africa. This strong growth, coupled with the development and roll-out of the Access Infra Africa development vehicle, has attracted significant international investments into Access. As a result, Access has grown its enterprise value to $100 million in less than 3 years of existence.