Jan joined BII in 2019 as an Investment Director covering infrastructure finance opportunities across Africa and South Asia, with primary responsibility for origination in Southern Africa. He has 15 years of finance experience across power, transport, water and natural resources markets. Most recently he oversaw BII’s debt investments into the 100MW Redstone CSP and 150MW Kenhardt solar + battery storage projects in South Africa. In addition to deal sourcing and execution, he is also involved with developing the debt product range at BII.
Prior to BII, Jan was part of the Energy and Infrastructure Finance teams at Nedbank CIB in Johannesburg, for a period of 8 years. During this time, he was instrumental in closing several large energy transactions on the continent, and among other things also spent time managing Nedbank’s exposure to South African toll road assets. Prior to Nedbank, Jan was an investment officer in the Private Sector division of the African Development Bank, based out of Tunis, where he covered infrastructure, telecommunications and natural resources across Africa. Jan started his career in civil engineering and spent 5 years in consulting and contract engineering in Southern Africa.
Jan has an MEng (Civil) from the University of Stellenbosch and an MBA from Insead.