FRV recognizes students’ excellence with Young Talented Leaders scholarships

May 28, 2018

  • Thanks to this program, developed in collaboration with IE Foundation, two Mexican and Jordan grant holders will pursue their studies at the IE University
  • These grants are awarded as part of FRV’s commitment to economic and social development in the markets and communities in which it operates

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of renewable utility-scale projects, has awarded two students from Jordan and Mexico with the Young Talented Leaders scholarship. Thanks to this recognition, carried out in collaboration with the IE Foundation, the grant holders will be able to pursue their undergraduate studies at the prestigious Spanish university.

The scholarships, called Young Talented Leaders, are awarded as part of FRV’s commitment to the economic and social development in the markets and communities in which it operates. In this case, the scholarships are related to two projects that are currently under development: Al-Safawi (66.69 MW dc) in Jordan and Potosí Solar in Mexico (342 MW dc).

The scholarship covers all training and education costs, including tuition fees, accommodation, academic materials, and allowances for travel and meals in Spain during the four-year degree program at IE University.

Since 2015, FRV has recognized several talented students from Uruguay and Jordan through the Young Talented Leaders program. With the addition of these new grants, FRV will have five students benefiting from this initiative that awards academic merit and excellence.

Rafael Benjumea, CEO of FRV, has declared that ” The Young Talented Leaders scholarship is an example of the social and educational commitment of FRV with the communities in which we operate. We are glad to contribute to the recognition of the best young talent and to offer them the opportunity to carry out their studies in a leading university in Spain “.


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Gianfranco Carassale

Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

The pioneer spirit is something that has always characterized Rafael and José’s team, from their decision to enter the solar energy business to their expansion to new markets with an aggressive strategy able to capture them.

Gianfranco Carassale

Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

They are known for their expertise in solar technology as well as for their deep knowledge of the process, the financial structure and the energy market as a whole. This enables them to be extremely competitive. This way they reach efficiency and maximize profits, developing economically viable projects even at very tight and ambitious price targets.

Scott Mackin

Managing Partner and Co-President, Denham Capital

We’ve greatly enjoyed our collaborative relationship with the team and look forward to seeing FRV continue its success in the future.