First Solar Hiring Ahmed Nada as VP of Business Development for the Middle East
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that Ahmed Nada will
join the company as Vice President of Business Development for the
Middle East, reporting to Christopher Burghardt, Vice President of
Business Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this
new role, Ahmed will be based in the Company's Dubai office and will
lead business development activities in the region outside of Saudi
Arabia, where the company is also establishing operations.
Ahmed has 20 years of experience throughout the Middle East,
concentrated in the energy and power industries. He joins First Solar
after 14 years with General Electric. He most recently was the business
executive and regional general manager of GE Oil & Gas Global Services
in the Middle East. Prior to that Ahmed worked at Zahid Tractors & Heavy
Machinery Co, a Caterpillar distributor in Saudi Arabia, and Saudi
Arabian Marketing Corp. (SAMACO).
"The Middle East is just beginning to tap its immense potential solar
power generation, and Ahmed's many years of experience working with the
region's leading energy companies will help us to meet the growing
demand for renewable energy in the region," said Christopher Burghardt.
"Utility-scale solar power offers a compelling solution to the region's
growing energy needs, and this is a great opportunity to leverage First
Solar's proven technology and global experience to provide the best
value to our customers here," said Ahmed Nada.
Ahmed holds a Master's of Science degree in international management
from HEC Lausanne University in Switzerland.
About First Solar, Inc.
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic
(PV) solar systems which use its advanced thin-film modules. The
company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically
attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From
raw material sourcing through end-of-life module collection and
recycling, First Solar's renewable energy systems protect and enhance
the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com.
For First Solar Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not
constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a
number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially,
including risks associated with the company's business involving the
company's products, their development and distribution, economic and
competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships and
other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. First Solar assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking information contained in this press release or with
respect to the announcements described herein.
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Source: First Solar, Inc.
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