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AIX Power & Renewables 2016

21-22 November

Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables

Enabling power project development in Africa

21-22 November 2016, RSA House, London

AIX: Power and Renewables 2016 welcomed 160 senior level participants drawn from DFIs, private investors, developers and government policymakers.

Take a look at the final agenda

The meeting was sponsored by Africa Finance Corporation, Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA), Denham Capital, BioTherm Energy, DLA Piper and FMO.

Proceedings were held under the Chatham House Rule and structured around interactive panel-led sessions with separate renewable energy and baseload power streams on the afternoon of day one.

The meeting also marked the launch of the first Off-grid Investment Exchange and the formal launch of the AFC-led Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA). Read more about the AfIDA launch.

Officials and regional bodies

  • Aziz Fall, Director of Promotion and Cooperation, Agence Nationale pour les Energies Renouvelables, Senegal
  • Cephas Galley, Director of Legal Services, Electricity Company of Ghana
  • Benon Mutambi, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda
  • Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy & Rural Power Access Department, Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, Nigeria
  • Silas Zimu, Energy Advisor to the President of South Africa

Project developers

  • David Carroll, General Manager, Quantum Power East Africa
  • Bob Chestnutt, Senior Project Director, Aldwych International
  • Gad Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, eleQtra
  • Marcus Heal, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Africa Solar
  • Maarten Van Der Horst, Chief Business Development, ENGIE Africa
  • Paul Kunert, Chief Operating Officer, Joule Africa
  • Steve Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Corbetti Geothermal
  • Paolo de Michelis, Head of Renewables, Globeleq
  • Farhan Nakhooda, Projects Director, The Madhvani Group
  • Jasandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
  • Oti Ikomi, Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy
  • Gilles Parmentier, Partner, GreenWish Partners
  • Hezy Ram, Technical Director, Akiira Geothermal

Development finance

  • Seye Bassir, Investment Director, The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)
  • David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC
  • Radhika Dil, Senior Private Sector Adviser, DFID
  • Elvira Eurlings, Director Energy, ‎FMO
  • Gunter Fischer, Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
  • Hanaan Marwah, Investment Officer, CDC
  • Aart Mulder, Manager Energy Project Finance, ‎FMO
  • Gregor Paterson-Jones, Expert Advisor, UN Capital Development Fund
  • Andrew Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Investor One
  • Lynn Tabernacki, Managing Director; Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Sam Hoexter, Regonal Head for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and India, UKEF
  • Michael Franz, Team Leader, Africa-EU Renewable Energy Co-operation Programme (RECP)

Finance and investment

  • Andrew Alli, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Oliver Andrews, Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Tas Anvaripour, Global Partner, Energy Infrastructure, Abraaj
  • Mark Florman, Chief Executive Officer, Time Partners
  • Ana Hajduka, Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo
  • Roland Janssens, Director, Investec Asset Management
  • Matthias Tönnis, Underwriter, Munich Re
  • Vuyo Ntoi, Investment Director, Head of Southern and Central Africa, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • Mike Peo, Head: Infra, Energy, Telecoms, Nedbank
  • Jean-Pierre du Plessis, Fund Manager, Prescient Investment Managemen
  • Jens Thomassen, Director, Denham Capital
  • Rentia Van Tonder, Head: Renewable Energy, Power and Infrastructure, Standard Bank
  • Robert Ashdown, Senior Originator Energy, Swiss Re
  • Joseph Rodriguez, Vice President of Finance, JCM Capital
  • Sidney Yankson, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Capital Partners

Professional services

  • Clifford Aron, Principal, GreenMax Capital Group
  • Paul Biggs, Senior Partner, Trinity International
  • Andrew Gaines, Managing Director, DeRisk
  • John Hamilton, Director, African Energy
  • Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI
  • Joe Tato, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Dimitri Papaefstratiou, Partner, DLA Piper

Off-grid energy services

  • Thomas Gottschalk, Founder & Managing Director, Mobisol
  • Ed Harkins, Head of Export Credit financing, Fieldstone
  • Kat Harrison, Associate Director of Impact, Acumen
  • David ten Kroode, Renewable Energy Manager, Oiko Credit
  • Harrison Leaf, CEO & Co-Founder, SteamaCo
  • Andreas Lehner, Founder and COO, Trine
  • Nico Tyabji, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SunFunder
  • Andrew Reicher, Independent Adviser and Investor, Berkeley Energy, Energy Access Ventures Fund, Catalyst Principal Partners
  • Varun Sharma, Vice President Equity Finance, Bboxx
  • Peter Weston, Director of Investment Advisory, Energy 4 Impact

Project developers

Africa Power Corporation, Akiira Geothermal, Aldwych International, BioTherm Energy, BWSC, Cheniere Energy, Corbetti Geothermal, Eleqtra, Electricity Company of Ghana, Endeavor Energy, Energias de Portugal, Engie, Gamesa, Geometric Power, Globeleq, InfraCo Africa, Joule Africa, Kalahari GeoEnergy, Madhvani Group, Mainstream Renewable Power, Pan Africa Solar, Proton Energy, Quantum Power East Africa, Vestas, Yingli Green Energy Europe

Officials and regional bodies

Agence Nationale pour les Energies Renouvelables (Senegal); Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations du Sénégal; Electricity Regulatory Authority (Uganda); Energy Advisor to the President of South Africa; Renewable Energy & Rural Power Access Department, Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, Nigeria

Finance and investors

Abraaj Group, Actis, Africa Finance Corporation, Africa GreenCo, Aggelos Capital, AIIM, Berkeley Energy, Ceniarth, Chancellor House Holdings, Denham Capital, Fieldstone, First Avenue, Ghana Capital Partners, GreenWish Partners, JCM Capital, Munich Re, Nedbank, Oiko Credit, Prescient Investment Management, Qalaa, Standard Bank, Swiss Re, Time Partners, White Lake Group

Development finance

Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), African Development Bank (AfDB), BIO, Climate Investor One, DEG, European Investment Bank, FinnFund, FMO, IFC, IFU, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Norfund, OPIC, Swedfund, UK Department for International Development (Dfid), UK Export Finance, UN Capital Development Fund

Professional services

Africa GreenCo, Baker Botts, Deilir Technical Services, Dentons, DeRisk Advisory Services, DLA Piper, Greenmax Capital Advisors, International Proximity, Modec, SgurrEnergy, Trinity International

Off-grid energy services

Bboxx, Energy Access Ventures Fund, Energy4IMpact, Mobisol, Solarkiosk, SUNCO Clean Energy Solutions, SunFunder, SteamaCo, Trine, Valdas & Company