CEBC PRESS RELEASES AND MEDIA

Introducing CEBC’s new Managing Director – Dr. Raed B’kayrat

Clean Energy Business Council

17 December 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CEBC’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Raed B’kayrat to the new role of Managing Director of the Clean Energy Business Council. Having served as a member of the CEBC Board Advisory Committee for the last three years, Dr. B’kayrat brings enormous talent and experience to the membership, with an extensive background in renewable and clean energy technologies across a diverse range of sectors in the industry.

As Vice President for Business Development for the ME region at First Solar, Dr. B’kayrat was responsible for establishing and overseeing First Solar’s commercial footprint in the region, market setup, origination and strategy development for partnerships and project execution.

Upon moving back to the ME in 2009, Raed joined the core team that built the Economic Development Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he was responsible for creating the institution’s successful Industry Collaboration Program. During his four year stint at KAUST, he also created a demonstration and testing program for solar and other clean energy technologies, advised several Saudi governmental and industrial entities and mentored startup companies.

Prior to that, he was part of successful Startups in the O&G industry in California, and previously spent nine years in various roles at Siemens AG in Germany and the US. Raed holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Jordan, all in Electrical Engineering.