Prior to joining Renewable Power Capital as Managing Director, Development & New Markets, Mikel de Irala has spent 11 years in Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). His last role was Managing Director for MEA in Europe where he was responsible for leading the financial close of the first utility scale project in Armenia, the closing of a storage project in UK and developing pipeline in new markets.
Previously Mikel has been involved in the development of PV projects around different regions such as Europe, LATAM, Africa, Middle East, India and Australia. He has extensive experience in project contract negotiations such as EPC, Procurement, O&M and Asset Management for more than US$1 billion.
Mikel de Irala started his career as Consultant in the Strategic Consulting in Deloitte. He holds an Industrial Engineer bachelor from the Universidad de Navarra (Tecnun) and an MBA from the London Business School.