Nicolas Farhat

Nicolas Farhat

Regional Innovation Hub Manager

Nicolas currently serves as the Regional Innovation Hub Manager for Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) in the MENA region. In this role, he provides overall leadership management and general technical direction for the program. He ensures an integrated vision among different stakeholders with a focus on achieving the defined impact and results. Nicolas also oversees the day-to-day management of the Regional Innovation Hub (RIH) and coordinates various work streams and activities, including but not limited to budgeting and financial control, technical assistance, communication, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and investment facilitation. He is dedicated to meeting WE4F’s objectives in the MENA region and ensuring the satisfaction of all stakeholders, including innovators, partners, donors, and investors.

Nicolas’s journey with Berytech began in 2020 following an accomplished 11-year career in project finance spanning various industries. During this period, he specialized in corporate banking, syndication lending, and non-recourse project finance, with a particular emphasis on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and utility-scale renewable energy projects. Additionally, he took on ad-hoc missions related to nationwide high-level strategic projects.

His experience in the finance sector involved arranging and structuring specialized transactions with a combined value exceeding $2 billion.

Nicolas had the privilege of collaborating with diverse stakeholders, ranging from large and complex corporations to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), government officials, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), Development Financial Institutions (DFIs), Tier 1 global legal counsels, technical and financial consultants, as well as environmental and social advisors.

What Nicolas is mostly passionate about in his current role is the opportunity to leverage his financial acumen and industry expertise to drive sustainable development and have a positive social and environmental impact. By combining his past experience in structuring financial solutions with the noble mission of WE4F, he strives to create a synergy bridging financial innovation with international development. Together, they can unlock opportunities, fuel innovation, and catalyze transformative change in the MENA region’s water, energy, and food sectors.

Nicolas is deeply committed to the idea that sound financial principles can play a pivotal role in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. He is enthusiastic about being at the forefront of this journey as they work toward a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

While being very ambitious and an overachiever, he will never compromise spending some quality time with his family and friends. He also enjoys cooking in his spare time and is most passionate about traveling and trying new culinary experiences.

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