Bob Chestnutt, Senior Project Director, Aldwych International
Bob began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with the Northern Ireland Electricity Service (NIES) in power plant operations gaining experience of coal, oil and gas turbine technology. Following the acquisition by AES, together with Tractebel, of two of NIES’s plants in 1992, Bob was one of a small team responsible for refinancing this acquisition on the London Capital Markets. After 9 years in Northern Ireland, Bob joined AES in 1995 as a Project Director based in London involved both in development and in operations support throughout Africa and Europe. Bob joined Aldwych in May 2006 and successfully led the Rabai Project in Kenya to financial close in October 2008. Bob is currently the Aldwych Project Director for the 310MW Lake Turkana Wind project located in Northern Kenya. This project is more than half way through its construction phase. Through the course of his career Bob has successfully participated in most aspects of development and financial structuring of complex projects in developing markets. Bob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ulster and an MBA from the Ulster Business School.
Bob is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November 2016, London
Bob was a panellist at AIX: Power and Renewables 2015.