Ahmed S Nada
First Solar appoints VP for Saudi
Dubai, August 19, 2013
First Solar, a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, has expanded its regional business development capabilities with the appointment of Raed Bkayrat as vice president (VP) of business development for Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, Ahmed S Nada, VP of business development for the Middle East, will also oversee the company’s commercial growth in North Africa. Bkayrat and Nada will report to Christopher Burghardt, VP of business development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said a statement.
“First Solar’s growing footprint translates into a winning combination of local insights and global expertise, which is driving our efforts to enable the region’s solar energy goals,” Burghardt said. “Our decision to expand our business development team is a reflection of the tremendous potential that we see in the region. Both Ahmed and Raed bring extensive experience to their roles and there is no doubt in my mind that, together, they will successfully lead efforts to grow our presence across the Middle East and North Africa.”
With over 15 years of experience, Bkayrat joins First Solar from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he was responsible for establishing the institution’s successful Industry Collaboration Program (KICP).- TradeArabia News Service