Invest Africa is delighted to host a ‘Renewable Energy in South Africa’ panel in partnership with Brand South Africa.
South Africa has recently signed renewable energy contracts worth $4.7 billion with independent power producers, in the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa. A consortium of key players that include multilateral and development finance institutions will play a great role in achieving the country’s targets. This panel will highlight key investment opportunities within the renewable energy sector including wind, solar, thermal and hydro power. Confirmed panellists include Paul-Francois Cattier, Vice President Economic Development, Africa & Middle East, Schneider Electric; Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources, and Scott Mackin, Managing Partner and Head of the Power Deal Team, Denham Capital. Moderator: Guy Winter, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard.
All Invest Africa members please contact Veronica Bolton-Smith to register. Non-members are welcome to attend and should register via below link.
Paul-François Cattier was appointed Vice President Economic Development, Africa & Middle East, Focusing on Off Grid energy, Water Grid, and Data Center, in January 2018. Prior to that he was Schneider Electric President of French speaking Africa & Islands covering more than 60 Countries. From 2010 to 2015, Paul-François was Global VP Data Center Market and President of Cloud & Finance segment for Schneider Electric. He joined MGE UPS Systems in 2005 as Country Manager France then merge APC & MGE UPS in in France, Benelux and French speaking Africa when Schneider Electric bought the two entities.
Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, MD, DLO Energy Resources
Linda Mabhena-Olagunju is the Founder & Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd an independent power producer with a portfolio of wind and solar energy projects in South Africa. DLO is currently operating one of Africa’s largest wind farms with a capacity of 244MW these projects were also awarded “Excellent Projects in 2014” by the South African Wind Energy Association. DLO is also developing a project pipeline in Nigeria and Botswana comprising of both renewable energy projects as well as gas to power projects.
Scott Mackin, Managing Partner and Head of the Power Deal team, Denham Capital
Scott brings over 30 years of energy experience to Denham and is a member of the Management Committee, Fund Investment Committee and Valuation Committee. Prior to joining Denham, Scott was CEO of Covanta Energy Corporation, President of Ogden Energy, and General Counsel at Ogden Projects. He also was an Associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Daniel H. Huyett III, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Scott currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Energy, BioTherm Energy, Rio Energy, and Nexif Energy.
Guy Winter, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Guy Winter advises corporates, institutional investors, investment banks and management teams in the energy and natural resources sectors on: Public and private mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, project equity, Capital markets and Complex reorganisations. His geographical focus is on the UK, US and Africa. Guy has particular expertise in: renewable energy and oil and gas. He is recommended by The Legal 500, 2015 for energy mergers and acquisitions.