Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy, Telecommunications, Nedbank
Mike has been involved in most of the large-scale infrastructure projects in South Africa and over the past 15 years and has originated and led his team to a number of landmark transactions, securing in excess of 20 international awards for Nedbank. These transactions include the Bakwena Platinum Tollroad refinancing; the Neotel financing – the largest limited recourse financing in South Africa; the Seacom Undersea Cable project – the first debt financed undersea cable for Africa; and the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind farm in Kenya.
Mike has led Nedbank’s energy team to its position as largest lender to South Africa’s REIPPP programme, having secured funding to 42 of the 92 deals allocated through four biding rounds.
Mike is the Chairman of the South African chapter of the International Project Finance Association, a member of the governing board of the African Infrastructure Investment Fund and is currently Chairman of the South African Infrastructure Fund.
Mike Peo is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.