Hanaan is an advisor to CDC’s equity infrastructure team on the African power sector. At CDC she is leading the strategy to invest in African electricity transmission and distribution investments, including utility concessions and distributed power. Prior to CDC, she was part of the African power group at the private equity fund Actis Energy. Before that she was a generalist investor in public and private equity at the New York-based $7bn fund Blue Ridge Capital. She is a board member of Virunga SARL, the power company of the Virunga National Park in the D.R. Congo, and has also been a board member of Eneo, the national electricity utility of Cameroon.

Hanaan is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.