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Amir Chireh Mehr

Senior Investment Director

"To rise from defeat — so understand — there is no shame in being down; but to stay down, shame!"

برخیز و باز جنگ آر که در جهان ننگ نیست

ننگ است اگر تو مانی بر زمین نهنگ نیست

— Ferdowsi

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Amir is responsible for managing all aspects of transactions over the investment lifecycle at Elemental, from investment strategy formulation and origination to execution and asset management.

His expertise and responsibilities extends to fundraising and building partnerships with investors, leveraging these relationships to enhance outcomes for climate-focused companies with the potential to catalyze meaningful decarbonization pathways across communities.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Amir has over a decade of experience in private equity, reverse merger and project finance transactions in clean energy across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, having raised in excess of $1B in direct equity capital commitments for solar, wind and electric vehicle charging companies.

Amir previously led all M&A and developer partnerships at Radial Power, a developer, owner and operator of commercial and industrial solar, battery and electric vehicle charging assets. Prior to that, Amir served as a Vice President at Climate Real Impact Solutions (“CRIS”), which in 2021 took EVgo Inc. public, raising $570M net for the company’s national EV charging expansion plan. Amir has also had roles at General Electric, where he led wind energy equity investments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, where he was a member of the Direct Investment team.

In 2017, Amir graduated with a conjoint MEM and MBA from Yale University with a focus on the intersection of clean energy and capital markets. Amir also holds an AB in Physics, and Italian and European Studies from Duke University, where he was a member of Robertson Scholars program.

Outside of the office

Amir is a Kiwi by way of Iranian descent, and as such, he is an avid fan of rugby, pineapple lumps and medieval Persian poetry. His hobbies include reading poetry, overly-ambitious hydroponic gardening projects and learning about both long-dead and living languages. Amir considers climate change mitigation to be the single greatest moral imperative and economic opportunity of our times.