Alex Katon, Executive Director, InfraCo Africa

Katon_AlexAlex is a specialist in leadership, strategic planning, partnership agreements, PPA and EPC negotiation. Prior to joining InfraCo in 2013, Alex was based in Dubai as the Regional Head of Strategy & Communications for International Power-GDF SUEZ in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa region, with over 15 years’ experience in the IPP sector. Alex previously worked in Abu Dhabi as a Senior Business Developer for the Middle East-Africa team at International Power, a FTSE-listed international IPP company. Prior to his time in the Middle East, Alex was Director of Business Development at Globeleq, an emerging market IPP company that he helped to create from the power portfolio of the UK Government’s CDC Group Plc. Alex started his investment career at CDC Group plc, where he worked on African infrastructure projects and ran an SME venture capital fund in Lusaka, Zambia. Alex is an ACA and holds a BA Hons in Economics/Accountancy from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Alex is a chairman at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting and panellist at the AfIDA Workshop 15-16 November 2017, London