Market for Solar Power in Saudi Arabia to expand.
“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,” Christopher 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.
“First Solar has an excellent track record in combining innovation and technology to remain at the leading edge of the solar energy industry,” Raed Bkayrat said. “I look forward to contributing towards its efforts to enable the growth and development of a viable solar market in Saudi Arabia.”
Ahmed joined First Solar from General Electric in January 2013 and was tasked with leading the company’s business development efforts across the Middle East, excluding Saudi Arabia. As VP of Business Development for the MENA region, he will now also be responsible for a number of fast-growing markets, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, in addition to his existing remit.
“As a company, First Solar is focused on partnering with the region to develop solar power into a sustainable, viable and affordable energy resource,” Ahmed S. Nada said.
With rapid growth expected in North Africa, we are keen to leverage our expertise and experience in order to help the region progress its solar ambitions.
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