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Senior Leadership

JEREMY CRANE
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

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.
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NIKOS PAPADOPOULOS
VP 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.
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RANA TOUKAN
VP of Finance &
Risk Assessment

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. >> Read More

TANIA JARJUR
Legal Counsel

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. 
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UAE Team

ANUP ISAAC
VP of Business Development

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.
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EDDY ALEXANDRE
Business Development Manager

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. 
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KHALED CHEBARO
Business Development Manager

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.
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RINCY JACOB
Office Manager

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.
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Jordan Team

MOHAMMAD ZAWATI
Country Director, 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.
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RUBA ABU-ALFEILAT
Business Development Associate

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.
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AZMI SALLAM
Project Manager

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.
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MUNTHER SHAKBOUA
Project Engineer

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.
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FAHED OWEIDAT
Business Development Manager

Fahed helps commercial and industrial building owners make the move to solar with the lease-to-own solar model. He focuses on the Jordan market, where his two decades of experience gives him an in-depth understanding of customer needs and market opportunities.
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International Team

UMER FAROOQ
VP Investments, Pakistan

Umer is responsible for managing investments in Pakistan to help commercial and industrial sectors transition to solar power. With over 13 years of experience in renewable energy and telecommunications spanning three continents, Umer possesses an in-depth understanding of customer needs and brings forth the best solutions for his customers. 
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OMAR SADDER
Business Development Manager, Kenya

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.
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Technical Team

JAMIL LECHIHEB
Project Manager

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. 
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MALIK NAUMAN KHALID
Project Manager

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 in residential solar PV designs and models, industrial and commercial scale, as well as grid connected solar PV plants in Asia and the MENA region.
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FAISAL IQBAL
Project Engineer

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).
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Corporate Team

HASSAN EBRAHIM
VP of Finance &
Investor Relations

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.
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DIVYA SHETTY
Accountant

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. 
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ARUN KHICHAR 
Accountant

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. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is an accredited member of the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).
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JOSEPHINE PHAM
Marketing Manager

Josephine is responsible for the company’s branding and communications. She has 8 years of experience in progressive marketing roles in brand management, digital marketing, as well as corporate communications and marketing strategy. 
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