Meet the Entrepreneurs: Sohel Ahmed
Mr. Sohel Ahmed is currently working as the Managing Director of Grameen Shakti, looking after the overall activities from policy and operational level to local and international liaison and coordination. Grameen Shakti is the most successful organization participated in the Solar Home System (SHS) program in Bangladesh, installing more than 1.7 M SHS, emphasizing on Environmental protection, Financial Inclusion and Women Empowerment. He has been working in the field of Renewable Energy for over a decade, having experience of modelling and managing solar portfolios that includes Solar Home System, Solar Irrigation System, Solar Drinking Water, Solar Mini-Grid and so on. These all includes an element of Social Business, in form of social inclusion, adding value to the socio-economic bottom line.
Sohel has the experience of working at the field of Carbon Emission Management, leading the CPDS (Carbon Project Development Service), serving to the local industry for CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) project consultancy. He also engaged in Impact Assessment study focusing the local large solar projects delivering energy to the poor and pro-poor.
In recent years, Sohel has been intricately involved with SDG implementation, that involves winning and implementing the project awarded by UNDESA. He is also participating in different local and global forums/workshop/seminar as a panel speaker for sometimes, that includes sessions organized by Asian Development Bank, World Bank and United Nations.
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