Sarah Kent

Chair of Portfolio Services

Sarah joined the Ara team in 2021 as an Operating Partner bringing her experience of establishing, growing and leading global organizations.

Up until 2020, Sarah was the CEO of Kentech an energy services business. During her tenure at Kentech, the company evolved from being a family owned business operating in a few countries to an organization with a Private Equity owner and 4,000 people across 19 countries. She is proud of the culture and the strength of the platform that was created over her 16 years at the company. Kentech’s reputation was that it was a place where employees were valued as humans that could thrive and grow together. This resulted in an excellent safety performance and creating a solid foundation to enable the company to continue to grow after her departure to become a $1bn revenue organization.

She holds an Honours Electrical Engineering Degree from UCD, Ireland and spent the early part of her career working in the electronic payments and software industry with American Express, RSA Security and Keycorp. Sarah lives in Dubai, UAE with her husband, Colum and their three kids. She is an avid inquirer with great interest in relationships and making a difference to the people and environment that she is part of.