Gadi Taj is the Head of the Power Sector Division at the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), an organisation hosted by the African Development Bank which provides transactional support to numerous African governments in the context of power sector projects. He is currently involved in several projects on the continent which aim to solve the energy deficit of Sub-Saharan African countries through conventional and innovative technologies. Through its work, Gadi Taj assists African governments in their understanding and monitoring of the contingent liabilities related to power project sovereign guarantees. He also co-authored the handbook ‘Understanding Sovereign Debt – Options and Opportunities for Africa’ which provides useful insights on the current landscape of the African sovereign debt sector.
Prior to joining the ALSF, Gadi Taj was a financial services lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a top-tier Canadian law firm, where he worked on project finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. During his time at McCarthy, he advised several leading wind energy developers as the Canadian electricity market gradually diversified its energy sources.