AIX: Power and Renewables panellist – Michael Franz, Senior Adviser for Energy, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)

Based in Brussels, Michael co-ordinates the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Co-operation Programme (RECP), a European platform for promoting private sector participation and investment in renewables in Africa. Over the past 10 years his work and interests have evolved around the nexus … Read More

AIX: Power and Renewables panellist – Andreas Lehner, Co-founder and COO, TRINE

Andreas Lehner is co-founder and COO of TRINE, a crowdinvesting platform with the vision to eliminate energy poverty. He is driven to contribute in solving big societal and environmental challenges. Before founding TRINE, he worked as a Business Developer for … Read More

AIX: Power and Renewables panellist – Varun Sharma, Vice President Equity Finance, BBOXX

As the second employee at BBOXX Varun has held many roles from operational to partnership building to raising capital for the company in the last five years. He currently focusses on engaging equity investors for the group. He has previously … Read More

AIX Power and Renewables panellist: Kat Harrison, Associate Director of Impact, Acumen

Kat leads the impact management work for Acumen’s energy portfolio through Acumen’s Lean Data approach, and co-created the new energy investing strategy. Kat has chaired the impact working group at the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) since its formation in … Read More

AIX Power and Renewables panellist: Thomas Gottschalk, Founder and Managing Director, Mobisol

Thomas Gottschalk is founder and managing director of Mobisol, a company that combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microcredit to provide high-quality solar home systems to low-income individuals in developing countries. He is a visionary entrepreneur with a … Read More

Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Assistant Director, Department of Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Panelist at AIX: Power and Renewables Faruk Yabo is Assistant Director in the Department of Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access (RRD) of the Federal Ministry of Power. He was appointed Special Adviser to the Honourable Minister of State for Power in … Read More

Mike Mulcahy, Atlantis Special Economic Zone Project Executive, South Africa

Panelist at AIX: Power and Renewables Mike has been at GreenCape since its inception 5-years ago. GreenCape was set up as a ‘triple-helix’ organisation by the regional government in the Western Cape and the City of Cape town to unlock and unblock … Read More

Peter Weston, Director of Investment Advisory, Energy 4 Impact

Director of Investment Advisory, Energy 4 ImpactPeter is an expert in sustainable energy, with over 20 years of experience as an investor, lender and strategic adviser. He currently works for Energy 4 Impact, a non-profit company that advises solar home … Read More