Sarah Orban Salati

Sarah Orban Salati

Sarah Orban Salati

EVP and Chief Commercial Officer

Sarah Orban Salati is the New York Power Authority’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Sarah comes to NYPA from the AES Corporation where she has worked since 2005 and most recently held the position of Managing Director for New Energy Solutions. In her role, Sarah led multi-functional teams to assess the impact of emerging technologies on the global portfolio, pursued the incubation of a lean digital start-up and led AES’s “innovation” brand strategy, including curating AES’s first TEDxAES event, first open innovation contest targeting the use of drone technology and a global innovation conference for the company’s top 200 leaders. Prior to this, as Managing Director responsible for Adjacencies and Enhancements, Sarah provided oversight of a global program to improve operational performance for bottom line financial impact through Six Sigma Lite frameworks. She also guided the Global Innovation & Technology Task Force with representatives from all 6 AES strategic business units regularly engaging with AES Board’s Innovation and Technology Committee.

During her tenure at AES, Sarah held a range of strategic, commercial and operational roles including expatriate assignments in London, England and Budapest, Hungary where she led teams responsible for commercial contracting and the execution of transactions and other corporate initiatives across Europe, CIS, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Sarah received a Masters of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.