Rinus is CEO and co-founder of Emesco, a full life-cycle energy services company, building generation capacity in Southern Africa with the aim of becoming a leading private energy utility in the region.  The company, established in 2019, develops, implements, owns and operates utility-scale renewable projects, most notably having implemented the first solar PV project in Namibia under the MSB framework and being admitted as one of the first conditional members of the Southern African Power Pool.

Prior to Emesco, Rinus gained 25 years of international experience in various leadership roles at Vodafone, Siemens and Jabil, including 12 years in Germany, where he managed and implemented projects on five continents.  Rinus is a qualified civil engineer and holds a Masters in Business Administration.