100 Inspirational Alumni, Business Beyond Usual

Yuda Saydun | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus


Yuda Saydun, MBA 1982

Yuda SaydunYuda is a global executive who started and built highly successful businesses in technology, clean tech and financial services.

As President of ClimeCo, a clean tech integrator with clients in the U.S., Latin America and Asia, he provides the vision and direction for clean air projects that are now eliminating over 3 Million tons of carbon a year.

Prior to that, Yuda was a Corporate Officer and Division President at Tech Data Corporation (TECD), the world's second largest distributor of IT products and services where he was a member of the team that grew the company from $1 Billion to $20 Billion. Before joining Tech Data, he also served as Vice President at American Express where he launched dozens of new products and services.

Yuda holds an MBA (1982) and a Corporate Director's Certification  (2004) from UCLA and a B.Sc. in Political Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese and conversational in German. When he is not on a plane meeting clients, raising funds or overseeing one of ClimeCo's projects, he is an angel investor and a member of the Ashoka Support Network where he helps social entrepreneurs build innovative companies. 

Links:     Interview at Mountain Clean Tech Conference
                Interview at Governor's Global Summit