Basem Sarandah

Founder and Board Director

Mr. Sarandah is the founder and CEO of Nexant, Inc. and has over 33 years of experience in managing consulting and technology development organizations. He founded Nexant, Inc. in 2000 and grew it into a premier provider of technology enabled services and software to the Utility, Energy and Chemicals industries. Prior to Nexant, Mr. Sarandah was a principal vice president of Bechtel Group, Inc. and general manager of Bechtel's Technology and Consulting (BTeC) unit and Bechtel Software, Inc (BSI). During his tenure, BTeC emerged as a leading provider of technology commercialization and consulting services, and BSI became a leading developer of engineering and work-process software products. Mr. Sarandah started his career as a strategy analyst at the Institute of Asian Pacific Studies and as a management consultant with Arthur D. Little in San Francisco. He has an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.A. in economics and B.S. in physics from the University of San Francisco.