Rafic Hanbali

Managing Partner

Rafic Hanbali is the Managing Partner of Emirates Insolaire – a pioneer in the development of new solar technologies. Established in 2013 and based in Dubai, Emirates Insolaire LLC is a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and InsOglass S.A. InsOglass is the majority shareholder in Swiss INSO INC. The Emirates Insolaire produces and distributes coloured solar glass and coloured PV modules using Kromatix™ technology, and provides complete solar solutions for Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV). This technology allows solar solutions to be completely integrated into the architectural design of all types of buildings for the very first time across the globe and opens a whole new world of opportunities in terms of aesthetic design of the building in addition to enhanced energy savings. Rafi c spearheaded the research into the breakthrough Kromatix™ coloured solar panel technology – the first-of-its-kind in the world, in collaboration with Swiss INSO SA, a Switzerland-based pioneer in solar technologies and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Rafic, who is committed to the cause of sustainability, has also run successful businesses in foodstuffs with production facilities in Scotland and Brazil and a presence in several countries across Europe, South America as well as Middle East with a turnover of US$ 250 million. In 2008, Rafic Hanbali also co-established a company for sale, purchase and financing of private jets in Brazil. The company delivered 62 airplanes in four years. Being a private investor and independent business entrepreneur, Rafic Hanbali has founded and managed several companies in the field of international trade, food production and distribution, wireless communications, technology and aircraft finance services in Brazil and Europe. He has had significant experience in both establishing new companies to take advantage of business opportunities and in restructuring and turning around existing companies. A French national, Rafic is a physicist, a jet pilot and trained in production, international trade, distribution, logistics, air and sea transport.

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