MEET THE TEAM

JEREMY CRANE

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer of Yellow Door Energy, Jeremy is leading the expansion of the distributed solar industry in the MENA region. Jeremy co-founded Yellow Door Energy with Adenium, where he previously acted as COO and helped build the regions’ most successful renewable energy investor, deploying over $250M in solar in his last 12 months alone. Previously he founded a Canada developer and completed $40M of rooftop solar projects. He has also run a power utility and phone company in Honduras, worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and built wind-farms in the USA.

Jeremy holds an MBA from INSEAD and an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

NIKOS PAPADOPOULOS

Vice President of Technical Operations

As Vice President of Technical Operations, Nikos ensures high technical quality and efficient solutions in the delivery of Yellow Door Energy’s solar projects. He has over ten years of experience in the solar industry and has managed and delivered over £100M of PV projects and headed the design of more than 400 MWp for Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, a London-based developer with the largest European PV portfolio (>1 GWp). Prior to his UK experience, Nikos led the technical build-up of some of the largest projects (more than 20 MWp) in the early years of the Balkan PV industry.

Nikos is an Electrical Engineer (PhD) from the National Technical University of Athens, specialized in Power Electronics (Inverters and Power Quality in Renewable Energy Sources Power Plants).

RANA TOUKAN

Vice President of Finance & Risk Assessment

As Vice President of Finance and Risk Assessment at Yellow Door Energy, Rana manages the company’s risk assessment process. She has been primarily working in project finance on both the corporate banking and corporate credit sides at major financial institutions in Canada. Most recently Rana worked at DBRS, the fourth largest credit rating agency, based in Toronto, leading and monitoring ratings in power generation project finance (including wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, and natural gas), regulated utilities and P3 projects.

Rana holds an MBA from CASS Business School in London and a Business Administration degree from Boston University.

ANUP ISAAC

Vice President of Sales, UAE

As Vice President of Sales at Yellow Door Energy, Anup leads, mentors and motivates a dedicated team of sales professionals and together they help commercial and industrial businesses transition to solar energy through lease-to-own solar agreements. He has more than 15 years of experience in successfully delivering customer-centric solutions in the UAE and the Middle East. As a commercially astute professional, Anup combines both his engineering knowledge and his business acumen to bring forth the best solutions for his clients.

Prior to Yellow Door Energy, Anup held progressive business development roles in a multitude of industries such as construction, manufacturing, sustainability and renewable energy. His multi-industry experience gives him an appreciation for the challenges and opportunities in different business settings and the importance of adaptability and flexibility. He managed one of Dubai’s first companies focused on sustainable products and the experience gave him an in-depth understanding of sustainability and the renewable energy transition.

Anup holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering and an MBA from Xavier School of Management in India.

EDDY ALEXANDRE

Business Development Manager, UAE

As a Business Development Manager of Yellow Door Energy, Eddy is involved in expanding Yellow Door Energy's client portfolio through direct sales and by supporting the team with research and analysis. 

Previously, he worked as a management consultant with the PMO of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the restructuring of one of the key electricity utilities. He developed the first Energy Performance Contract for a French construction group in London and worked for six months on the supervision works of low voltage and electrical lighting in the French West Indies. 

Eddy has a Master of Science from the École Centrale de Nantes, France.

KHALED CHEBARO

Business Development Manager, UAE

As Business Development Manager of Yellow Door Energy, Khaled manages customer and channel partner relationships in the UAE. Prior to his current position, Khaled was a Project Manager at Adenium Energy Capital where he was responsible for managing projects in Jordan. Khaled has worked as a Senior Sales Engineer at ABB, where he negotiated and executed contracts with international and local contractors. He has also held several technical and project management positions at Saudi Bin Laden Group and Siemens Canada.

Khaled has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Management from McMaster University, Canada.

HICHAM EL MAANOUNI

Project Manager, UAE

As a Project Manager at Yellow Door Energy, Hicham is responsible for the management and delivery of projects in Dubai. He also supports the Business Development team and has over 5 years of experience in project execution and management within the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Hicham held different positions within the project management/project development of large-scale, commercial & industrial and residential solar PV projects across Europe, Africa and Central Asia. He worked as a Program Manager for Lightsource Renewable Energy, a London-based developer with the largest European PV portfolio, where he contributed to the completion of various solar projects. Hicham also worked as an International Project & Procurement Manager for Hanergy Holding Group and as a Senior Manager, Business Development for Access Power.

 

Hicham has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics and a Master of Science in Power Systems and Energy Management from City University London, UK.

MOHAMMAD ZAWATI

Country Director, Jordan

As Director of Sales at Yellow Door Energy, Jordan, Mohammad leads sales opportunities in Jordan across all industry segments. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Mohammad co-founded a local solar developer that bid on over 100 MW projects, founded a Value Added Services company for telecommunication operators, which he sold to the Italian telecom group Acotel, and was an auditor with Ernst &Young.

Mohammad holds an Accounting Degree from Mu’tah University, Jordan.

RUBA ABU-ALFEILAT

Business Development Asssociate, Jordan

As a Business Development Associate of Yellow Door Energy, Ruba is involved in Expanding Yellow Door Energy's client portfolio and managing channel partners relationships in Jordan. Ruba has twelve years of experience in Business Development and Human Resources  in the retail and digital marketing sectors.

Ruba holds a B.A. Degree in English Literature with minor in Public Relations from Yarmouk University, and a Diploma in HR from Talal Abu Ghazaleh institute.

AZMI SALLAM

Project Manager, Jordan

As a Project Manager at Yellow Door Energy, Azmi is responsible for the management and delivery of projects in Jordan. He also supports the Business Development team and has over 10 years of experience in project execution and management. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Azmi was the Deputy Project Manager at First Solar LLC, where he contributed to the completion of various solar projects totaling 55 MWp. Azmi also worked as a Construction Manager for Phoenix Solar AG in the EPC Solar industry, and has experience with chemical plant projects and the oil and gas industry in the UAE.

Azmi holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Civil Engineering, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

MUNTHER SHAKBOUA

Project Engineer, Jordan

As a Project Engineer at Yellow Door Energy, Munther provides project designs across simulations. In addition, he supports the Jordan Business Development and pre-sales activities for various projects. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Munther worked as a Design Engineer at Phoenix Solar AG in the MENA region, focusing on utility scale PV projects, and as a Design and Implementation Engineer for Kawar Energy Group in Jordan.

Munther holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan.

OMAR SADDER

Business Development Manager, East Africa

As a Business Development Manager at Yellow Door Energy Omar builds new relationships and partnerships across Middle East and Africa. Previously Omar worked in Strategy&, a management consultancy focusing on the Middle East Energy Sector and for a division of REC, a Norwegian-listed solar company, where he set up their solar leasing business. He has also worked at GE Energy and Enviromena Power Systems.

Omar holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, respectively, and an MBA from INSEAD.

TANIA JARJUR

Legal Counsel

As the Legal Counsel for Yellow Door Energy, Tania provides legal support for the company’s operations worldwide. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Tania worked with major US law firms on corporate and project development in the United States and MENA region. She has negotiated power projects ranging from 10MW to 400MW with various technologies and fuel supplies, including solar, wind, hydro and natural gas.

Tania is admitted to the Washington, DC bar, holds a JD of law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and a Business Administration degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

HASSAN EBRAHIM

Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations

As Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Yellow Door Energy, Hassan focuses on managing relations with YDE's investors and on executing the company's financing strategy. Prior to joining the YDE team, Hassan was a consultant in KPMG's Global Infrastructure Advisory practice. Hassan has nearly a decade of experience providing strategic advice to public and private sector clients looking to procure, finance or invest in infrastructure and energy projects in North America, the Middle East and South Asia.

Hassan has a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Toronto and is a CFA Charterholder.

DIVYA SHETTY

Accountant

As Accountant at Yellow Door Energy, Divya handles the accounting and financial reporting for the company’s offices. She has over seven years of corporate experience based in Dubai, during where she has managed various aspects of project accounting, financial reporting, and management accounting.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and is an accredited member of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the UAE AAA (Accountants & Auditors Association).

RINCY JACOB

Office Manager

As the Office Manager of Yellow Door Energy, Rincy is responsible for planning and maintaining office services by organizing office operations and procedures to facilitate smooth functioning. She is responsible for designing and implementing office policies by establishing standards and procedures and supports the various business verticals. Rincy has 14 years of experience in Procurement and Business Support in the UAE with 10 years of experience in operating ’green’ ventures in Solar Energy & Clean Technology.

Rincy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Christ University, India.

JAMIL LECHIHEB

Project Manager

As a Project Manager at Yellow Door Energy, Jamil assesses, designs, and manages the delivery of the company’s solar projects in Dubai. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Jamil was the Technical Manager - Solar PV Projects at Zee One Holding where he worked across the MENA region. Jamil also has experience working as a solar engineer and project manager in Tunisia, and as a rig electrician for an oil and gas company in North Africa. 

Jamil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Automation Engineering from the National Engineering High Institute (ENIG) in Tunisia.

MALIK NAUMAN KHALID

Project Manager

As a Project Manager at Yellow Door Energy, Nauman is responsible for the overall direction, design, management and completion of the company’s solar projects in Dubai. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Nauman worked as a Project Manager at Gulf New Energy Group where his work experience ranged from residential solar PV designs and models to industrial/commercial scale and grid connected multi-megawatt Solar PV plants in Asia and the MENA region. 

Nauman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Majors in Electronics) from Air University Islamabad, Pakistan.

FAISAL IQBAL

Project Engineer

As a Project Engineer at Yellow Door Energy, Faisal is responsible for the design, engineering and technical support for solar PV and ESCO related businesses. He has sound experience in project management, electrical engineering, PV engineering and energy management in the Middle East. Faisal is a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He is also a DEWA certified PV expert, a Lead Certified Auditor for Energy Management System ISO 50001 and Audit Management System ISO 50001, 9001, 14001 and 18001.

 

Faisal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Major in Electronics) from Indus University, Pakistan.

ARUN KHICHAR

Accountant

As an Accountant at Yellow Door Energy, Arun performs the accounting and financial reporting duties for the company. He has over four years of accounting & auditing experience based in India & the UAE.

Arun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is an accredited member of the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).

JOSEPHINE PHAM

Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager of Yellow Door Energy, Josephine is responsible for the company's branding and communications. She also supports the business development team in expanding the company’s client-base. Josephine has 8 years of experience in progressive marketing roles in brand management, digital marketing, corporate communications and marketing strategy.

Prior to Yellow Door Energy, Josephine worked for an energy services company, a sustainability consultancy and a top FMCG in Canada.  

Josephine has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of British Columbia and a Master of Environment and Business from University of Waterloo in Canada.

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Wassef Sawaf

    Chairman of the Board
  • Mohammed Ghalayini

    Board Member
  • Mounir Kuzbari

    Board Member
  • Raad Al Bakri

    Board Member
  • Jeremy Crane

    Board Member

JORDAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

THE UNIFIED CULTURE

We work hard to make sure that the day-to-day is fun. We celebrate each other's successes and take time out each month to have a barbecue, play a game, or see a new part of the city together.

The company was founded in 2015 when Dubai announced its Shams Dubai program. There is a huge potential for solar energy in the Middle East, where it is becoming cost competitive as countries continue to lift subsidies. Based on the success of distributed solar companies in other markets.

JOIN THE TEAM

As a fast growing company we are always looking for team members.

Our team comprises of innovators and experts who work towards one mission—to accelerate the adoption of solar power and energy efficiency technology. Up to the task?

FOR ENQUIRIES

Call: +971 4 454 3033
Email: careers@yellowdoorenergy.com

 

 

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