Portland Ovations welcomes Sayad Moudachirou to their Board of Directors. Originally from the Benin Republic, Sayad is a native French speaker, fluent in English and proficient in Spanish.

Sayad is a managing consultant at London Economics International LLC. He works in their energy practice advising utilities, regulatory authorities, developers and other key stakeholders on policy, operational and strategic matters pertaining to the power sector. Concurrently, Sayad has been carrying out compliance and management service activities for small hydropower plants in the Northeast. His responsibilities there and at prior positions draw on his strengths in leadership, due diligence, strategy and management activities.

“I am very honored and humbled by the nomination to the Board of Directors,” said Sayad. “I was impressed by the mission of Portland Ovations and its commitment to embrace values that are important to me, such as inclusion, diversity, equality and access. I look forward to contributing to the great work Portland Ovations has done over the past 90 years by supporting sustainable growth of the organization while upholding its key values.”

Sayad brings a unique perspective and a passion for building new and meaningful connections to the Ovations Board. Sayad’s love of music and visual arts combined with his experience living and working in multiple countries inform his view of art as a cultural bridge, which ought to be accessible to all.

“We are excited and honored to welcome Sayad to the Ovations family.,” said Aimée M. Petrin, Executive & Artistic Director. “An international business person with a love for the arts, Sayad brings with him an invaluable multitude of expertise, experiences and perspectives.”