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Abuja, Nigeria
Speaks English, Swahili

Project Finance, Power Sector, Infrastructure Development

Experienced project finance and project management professional with extensive experience in emerging markets; 15 years living and working in the field. Exemplary understanding of project development and debt & capital market transactions in the context of structuring and managing large infrastructure projects.
Questions I can answer:
Financial environment and regulations for investment in South Africa


Experience
Nexant • Nigeria

Lead Transaction Advisor

2016 - Present (2 years, 11 months)
Power Africa Transaction and Reform (PATRP)
Nexant is a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides innovative solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government entities worldwide. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, Nexant and its 600+ employees work from over 30 global offices providing deep technical expertise and regional knowledge to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results.
ACWA Power • South Africa

Executive Manager-Business Development

2014 - 2016 (1 year, 6 months)
Managed the development of independent power projects including: technology and operations
optimization, debt and equity structuring, environment/permitting and risk management
Negotiated key project documents including: Power Purchase Agreements, Interconnection Agreements, EPC/Operating & Maintenance contracts, fuel supply agreements, project company shareholder agreements and land lease agreements
Managed a diverse team of technology, legal, project finance, environmental and risk management professionals
ContourGlobal(KivuWatt Ltd.) • Rwanda

Country Finance Manager

2013 - 2014 (1 year, 1 month)
Managed all finance/accounting aspects of the KivuWatt project including: maintenance of the
financial model, financial planning & analysis, tax planning and KPI development & management
Managed relationships with key project stakeholders including: lenders, investors, senior government officials, national power utility (offtaker) senior management and commercial banks