First Solar hires ex-GE man for Middle East

First Solar has hired General Electric veteran Ahmed Nada as vice president for business development in the Middle East, as global solar leaders continue jockeying for position in what is shaping up as a huge – but tricky – emerging market.

Nada, based in Dubai, and who served most recently as regional general manager of GE Oil & Gas Global Services, will report to Christopher Burghardt, First Solar’s vice president of business development for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Last year First Solar established its office in Dubai, where it promptly won a contract to build the first 13MW phase of the emirate’s initial 1GW solar plan.

First Solar is setting up a separate, stand-alone office in Saudi Arabia, which Nada will not oversee.

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