Ahmed Bahgat

Ahmed Bahgat

Dr. Bahgat is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Benchmark Power International. With his 42-year long and extensive experience in finance, investment banking and business development of major infrastructure projects, Dr. Bahgat has been engaged in the development of major energy conversion projects since 2004; he founded a group of Benchmark independent companies that have consciously and strategically been focusing their activities in the energy sector at-large, both upstream and downstream energy applications, conventional and renewable energies as well as exploitation of natural resources in mining and in oil and gas exploration and development, all with a regional African focus, including in certain countries of north Africa. He created BPI as a project development and investment platform company that spins-off Benchmark energy companies. Prior to his involvement in business development with his platform company BPI, Dr. Bahgat was the Vice President, Finance and Planning of the African Development Bank Group. The African Development Bank is a triple A rated supra-national development bank, engaged in promoting economic development and social progress of its regional member countries all over the African Continent.

Dr. Bahgat holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking, and an MBA from Rutgers – Graduate School of Management, in New Jersey, USA, an MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and MS in accounting and a B.A. in Commerce from Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt.

Nadia Bahgat
Vice President, Operations & Business Development
Nadia Bahgat is the Vice President for Operations and Business Development at BPI. Nadia has more than 10 years of experience in project development of conventional power and solar power projects, with more than 2,500 MW of simple cycle and combined cycle and 200 MW of utility- scale solar PV projects under development.
Nadia joined Benchmark group of companies in 2006 and has local and international experience specific to thermal and renewable energy generation methodologies, power plants development and project finance.
Nadia Bahgat is also a Board Member of Benchmark Mining Company, SAE, which specializes in mining and related activities of importation, exportation and commercial agencies. Mrs. Bahgat started her career as a Senior Investment Analyst at Benchmark Capital Corporation, SAE, which specializes in providing a wide range of investment banking services and business development initiatives.
Nadia holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University in England, and a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.