Management & Staff

Gerhard Rabensteiner

Board Member

Gerhard Rabensteiner, a business administration graduate from Graz University, has enjoyed a successful career in the electronics industry since 1985. In 2000 he made the professional move towards solar energy and headed GREENoneTEC Solarindustrie GmbH for six years before co-founding KIOTO Clear Energy AG and finally moving on to found KPV Solar. Since then the company has become a leading EPC contractor and joined the PV-Invest Group in 2016. Now Gerhard Rabensteiner is co-CEO of PV-Invest.


Günter Grabner

Board Member

Günter Grabner is the founder and CEO of the PV-Invest Group, the parent company of KPV Solar Iran. After graduating in business administration from Graz University, he has undergone additional advanced training and completed various courses (e.g. Fontainebleau management training). Günter is a respected expert in financing with over 14 years of experience working for Austria’s largest bank, where he held various executive positions in Vienna, New York and Carinthia. Before founding PV-Invest in 2009 Günter headed his own consultancy firm focusing on financial consulting and satisfaction analysis.


Seyed Mehdi Mohaghegh


PhD Candidate in Energy System Modeling (University College London – UCL)
MSc in Energy demand (University College London – UCL)
MSc in Renewable Energy Technologies (Brunel University , London , UK)
BSc Mechanical Engineering , University of Tehran, Iran

An energy and sustainability scientist with experience of building and managing engineering teams.
Spent most his career in the solar technology field with extensive experience in business development. After graduation in Mechanical Engineering (BSc.) from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2008 he Co-founded an engineering service company (Radnour Solar) specialized in design and implementation of both domestic and large-scale renewable energy solutions in Iran.

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Negin Beheshtkar

Operations Manager

– MS in Applied Mechanics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

– BS in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Negin is an expert in energy and electric power industry. She began her work in MAPNA and after 7 years of working there in field of thermal power plants, desalination plants and new business development, she joined KPV team.

She has experience and knowledge in feasibility study of new projects, research and development, and managing different projects at the same time. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI.

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Amir Alishzadeh Khoei

Technical Advisor

-PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering (University of Tehran – UT)

-MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Sharif University of Technology – SUT)

-BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Sharif University of Technology – SUT)

Amir started his career as part of an R&D team working in the field of Hydropower plants, served FARAB and IWPC. After 5 years of working in that field he joined NARDIS and Neyr Perse company in the field of oil and energy.

With these vast experiences, Amir joined KPV Solar team to collaborate on existing project and start new businesses in the field of solar energy.

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Amanda Shamirian

Executive Manager

-MS in Energy Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Amanda Shamirian is an experienced energy engineer with expertise in electrical industries and photovoltaic systems. She is a result-oriented implementer in renewable energies and sustainable development with a thorough understanding of business operations, cost-benefit analysis, and legal insight required to guide decisions.

She is also elected as the Secretary of Legal and Parliament Affairs at Iran Renewable Energies Association (IRRENA) and is working on amendments in the current Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and the bills to be proposed in parliament in support of the renewable energies in Iran.

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