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Shakil Rahman

Shakil Rahman

Senior Vice President, Global Plastics Development & Origination at Brightmark

Santa Monica, California

Mr. Rahman has over 20 years of experience in energy and project finance. He has spent considerable time in South Asia and MENA developing and managing energy and infrastructure projects. As a seasoned developer and an attorney, he brings a multi-disciplinary approach to project development, especially in developing countries where a holistic approach plays a pivotal role to successful project development. Mr. Rahman strongly believes that where there is great economic opportunity in regions such as South and South East Asia, it is incumbent upon investors and companies doing business there to meet the infrastructure challenges with social sensitivity and environmental responsibility.

Recently, Mr. Rahman provided support to the various companies in the BEXIMCO Group in Bangladesh, with respect to commercial endeavors, project and structured financing and corporate and legal advice. Among other tasks, he was focused on Beximco’s various development efforts in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including solar projects, LPG projects and, LNG power generation. Mr. Rahman also was developing floating solar and micro grid projects in the region and providing support for the development of solar projects in the Caribbean including Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Previously, as Senior Director, Strategic Development at NRG Energy, Inc., Mr. Rahman focused on developing the Company’s energy storage business and oversaw NRG’s utility scale solar development efforts outside the continental US, focusing on the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Before joining NRG, Mr. Rahman was Sr. VP and General Counsel for Solar Power Partners where he acted as both general counsel and head of business development for utility scale projects. He was also VP and General Counsel for Delta Power Company, a mid-sized independent power producer based in New Jersey that developed and/or acquired, financed, owned and operated renewable and thermal generation plants. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Rahman served as the as the expatriate legal counsel for Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Ltd. (KAFCO).

Mr. Rahman has practiced as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, specializing in project development, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and institutional investing. Mr. Rahman holds an AB in English from Cornell University, and a JD from State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law.


  • Senior Vice President, Global Plastics Development & Origination (BRIGHTMARK)
  • Vice President, APAC Region Manager (Brightmark)
  • Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives (NRG Solar)
  • Principal Consultant (MSR Consulting, LLC)
  • SVP and General Counsel (Solar Power Partners)


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