Sayad’s expertise in the power sector involves proficiency in conducting regulatory gap analysis, designing energy policies, carrying out due diligence on commercial transactions, and strategic planning for energy transition and decarbonization roadmap. Sayad is leading several of LEI’s international engagements in Africa, Latin American, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories. Most of his work in emerging countries revolves around improving market governance, enhancing access to affordable energy, and building resilience in the face of climate change.
Concurrently to providing advisory services, Sayad has been carrying out exclusive management services activities for an owner and operator of renewable projects in the Northeast of the US. His responsibilities entail improving operational and financial performance of a portfolio of hydropower projects, overseeing outages and re-commissioning projects, carrying out license activities, and administration of other regulatory affairs.
Prior to re-joining LEI a few years ago, Sayad worked for Wheelabrator Technologies as a finance manager responsible for budgeting, strategic planning and project management at both project and corporate levels. Wheelabrator Technologies is a waste to electricity technology company.
Originally from Benin, Sayad is a native French speaker who has lived and worked in several countries across the world. Sayad holds a Masters of Arts in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University – International Business School, a Master in Finance and Banking (Magistere Banque Finance, Assurance) from Universite Paris IX Dauphine, and a Bachelor degree in economics from Paris I, La Sorbonne.