Romain Riche

Head of Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance

EDF Renouvelables


Romain has been working in the field of Renewables Energies for more than a

decade starting in France in 2010 where he managed the solar O&M activities of

EDF Portfolio.


In 2017, he moved to the UAE to develop EDFR Renewables assets in the Middle

East Region. One of his first responsibility was to oversee the construction,

commissioning and O&M activities of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Phase III project (1066 MWp). Romain managed the Quality and Commissioning

activities and at later stage the O&M activities.


His main role in EDF Renewables consist of defining and implementing smart,

efficient and cost competitive Operations & Maintenance strategies to

minimize downtime, reduce costs and maximize assets energy production to

ensure optimal financial performance.


Romain holds an Engineer diploma in Energy and Mechanics from Polytech

Engineering school based in Marseille.


“I would be honored to be part of the MESIA team to actively support its development and encourage the growth of solar energy industry in the region. I’m convinced that my extensive experience in the solar industry as well as my high work ethic will add great value to MESIA core missions. I trust MESIA members will be able to see I’ve dedicated my last 4 years in the solar energy growth in the Middle East Region.


During this period, I’ve been able to identify the specificity of the local industry, their strengths and getting to know the main actors in the Middle East. My knowledge can help connecting solar industry professionals to work efficiently towards the common goal of facilitating the industry growth. I hope the members will trust my motivation and see my background can be useful to support the MESIA Missions.”