Kevin Sara is one of our internationally-renowned speakers at FTE, founder and Chairman of Nur Energie and CEO of TuNur Limited
He is the founder and Chairman of Nur Energie, a solar energy project developer active in Europe and Africa, and founder and CEO of TuNur Limited, a company developing an integrated solar export project which includes building new electrical transmission lines between North Africa and Europe.
Kevin was born in Germany and grew up in Belgium. His obtained a B.A. in Physics from Vassar College (New York) and an MBA from the Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). After working as a management consultant earlier in his career at McKinsey & Co., he co-founded the European Telecom and Media Investment Banking practice at the investment bank Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup), advising governments on privatization and entrepreneurs on entering deregulated markets, and on deploying emerging technologies such as wireless telephony and the internet. Later, at the Japanese investment bank Nomura International, Kevin founded a technology principal investment group and invested in European and US emerging technology companies. While working on his PhD in Energy Policy at Imperial College (London), Kevin co-founded Hazel Capital, a clean-tech investment management company with investments in public and private clean-tech and renewable energy companies and projects. Nur Energie was incubated at Hazel and spun out in 2008. Kevin’s other professional interests include crypto-currencies, carbon markets, and sustainable aviation.