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Advisory Board

   

Dr. Raed Bkayrat

 

Managing Director, Clean Energy Business Council

 

Sarah Fitzerald

CEO, Whitecloud Events

Sarah Fitzgerald

 

CEO, Whitecloud Events

As Vice President for Business Development for the ME region at First Solar, Dr.Bkayrat 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 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.

   

Sarah Fitzgerald is the CEO of White Cloud, an events, and communications company specializing in the clean and renewable energy industries in the Middle East and North Africa region.  Prior to founding WCE, Sarah held various roles with prominent MENA based NGO the Clean Energy Business Council, including Director of Communications and formerly the organization’s General Manager.

Ms. Fitzgerald began her career in the cleantech sector heading marketing and operations for the Emirates Solar Industry Association in 2012 and later leading it’s expansion program to become the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA).

Originally from New Zealand, Sarah was Head of the CEO's Office at the country’s largest bank Westpac New Zealand and was actively involved in the not-for-profit sector before moving to Dubai with her husband and daughter.  Sarah studied News Media Processes and Public Relations at Massey University and Auckland University of Technology.