David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC

David has worked for over thirty years in the fields of economic development, privatization, and investment in infrastructure, focusing mainly on Africa. He has been with IFC for 25 years, starting as an economist, and then in IFC’s PPP Advisory … Read More

Orli Arav, Chief Investment Officer, Impala Energy

Panelist at AIX: Power and Renewables and AIX: Energy Orli is the CIO of Impala Energy. Impala Energy is a greenfield power development company looking to develop medium-sized, clean and renewable power projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Impala Energy was incorporated in 2015 … Read More

Fred Beelitz, Director, Economic Consulting Associates

Panelist at AIX: Energy Fred Beelitz is a Director with Economic Consulting Associates (ECA), a London based infrastructure economics consultancy. He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. … Read More

Tracey Austin, Acting Head of Impact Investment, CDC Group

Panelist at AIX: Energy Currently the acting head of DFID Impact Fund, she is focused on leading investing in activities, through fund/other intermediated structures, to combine significant pro-poor impact with financial discipline for investors across various sectors (including access to … Read More

Joseph Tato, Partner, DLA Piper

Joseph is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Energy Sector and US Co-Chair of Projects and Infrastructure and a partner in the New York Office. He has represented independent power producers, equity investors, project sponsors, financial institutions and governments in … Read More

Ryan Anderson, Head of Section – Renewable Energy Advisory Services, Norplan

Panelist at AIX: Energy Ryan Anderson is Head of Norplan|Multiconsult’s Renewable Energy Advisory Services. He is an economist and financial analyst with more than 10 years of experience in renewables. Ryan has worked on a wide range of renewable projects, programs, … Read More

Nick Palairet, Director, Asante Capital

Panelist at AIX: Energy Nick has over 10 years of private equity transaction experience. He is responsible for raising capital in the private markets for both private equity funds and direct investments, focusing on further developing Asante’s direct capital markets capability. … Read More

Sidney Yankson, CEO, Ghana Capital Partners

Panelist at AIX: Power and Renewables Born and raised in London, Sidney completed his three-year LLB (Hons) in Law with University of London whilst working for a private wealth management company in Hong Kong. In 2007 Sidney received an academic award from … Read More

Jan Martin Witte, Head of Division, Infrastructure Southern Africa, KfW

Panelist at AIX: Energy Jan Martin Witte leads the Division Infrastructure in Southern Africa of KfW Entwicklungsbank. As such, he is responsible for the management of KfW’s energy, water and transport portfolio in Southern Africa, with a strong focus on South … Read More