Networked Energy Services Middle East CEO Now Appointed Chairman & Director General of the Lebanese Telecommunications Fixed Line Network
Imad Kreidieh, who led NES Middle East Operations growth strategy, honored by the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications
through his appointment as OGERO’s new leader
San Jose, CA, January 5th, 2017: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), announced that Mr. Imad Kreidieh, CEO of NES in the Middle East, North Africa and India region, has been appointed Chairman & Director General for OGERO, the leading fixed line telecommunications provider for Lebanon. Imad led unprecedented development and growth for NES in the region and his selection for this new post in Lebanon is an excellent endorsement of his expertise and leadership.
With Mr. Kreidieh’s departure from NES, Mr. Michel Madi, Executive Vice President of NES, will be assuming the responsibility of CEO for the MENA region.
OGERO (Organisme de Gestion et d'Exploitation de l'ex Radio Orient) was founded by the Lebanese state in 1972 and has evolved to become the main operator of the fixed telecommunications network in Lebanon for the benefit of the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications. The telecommunications sector in Lebanon was once lauded as the region’s leading pioneer in advanced telecommunication infrastructure and NES is pleased to see one of its key leaders appointed to such a prestigious position tasked with bringing back the telecom glory days to Lebanon.
NES has always had plans to establish a Smart Energy R&D center in Lebanon, but the state of the current telecom infrastructure has hindered such plans. With Imad at the helm of OGERO, targeted investments into the telecom infrastructure will fasten NES and other global players’ investment in R&D centers in Lebanon. This will surely serve as a growth catalyst for the local economy – creating thousands of new jobs.
“Networked Energy Services is an outstanding company poised for leadership in the Smart Grid industry and in the Middle East North Africa region”, said Imad Kreidieh. “It’s been a real honor being part of the NES team and I am grateful for this exciting opportunity to join OGERO. I want to thank the board, employees, customers, and partners of NES for their incredible contributions over the years and look forward to the future accomplishments of both NES and OGERO.”
"I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt and sincere congratulations to Imad,” said Ghaith Madi, Chairman of NES. “We are particularly honored and feel quite privileged that the new Lebanese Government chose a professional from our company to head this sensitive and important post. In Imad’s time at NES, he has helped position NES MENAI for growth, especially within the Middle East. We are confident Imad will continue to achieve outstanding results in his new role.”
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligence use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.