In January, Ali Karkuti will join Alight in the new position of Investment Manager. Ali has four years of experience in investment management within the renewable energy sector, completing transactions with a combined capacity of over 550 MW across sectors and geographies. In his new role at Alight, Ali will manage the investment processes for Alight’s solar and storage projects, as well as play a crucial role in Alight’s goal to develop and finance 1 GW before 2025.
In his latest role as Transaction Manager at ib vogt, Ali was responsible for development, fundraising, and investment activities of their solar PV portfolios across UK and Ireland. Prior to that, he was an Investment Manager with Foresight Group.
Ali has a BSc in Economics and Finance from London Metropolitan University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Ali is Italian, but will remain based in London, that he’s called home for the last 9 years, and strengthen Alight’s international team.
Outside work, Ali is an avid football and basketball fan who loves to work out, box, mix music, read, and cook. He speaks English, Italian, Persian and Spanish.
Harald Överholm, CEO of Alight, says “We are very excited to get Ali onboard, as he will play a vital role in delivering on our roadmap to create 1 GW solar by 2025. Ali’s international experience and expertise within renewable energy finance will be an asset to our team, as he will strengthen and scale our portfolio and investment opportunities”.
Ali Karkuti says “From the moment I crossed paths with Alight, I have been impressed with the team and their vision. Their focus and deep expertise in corporate solar PPAs is unique and the opportunities to grow in Europe are massive. I look forward to joining Alight and actively contributing to the continued success of creating more clean energy!”