Team

The responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding team consists of highly specialized East African and international power project developers, engineers and infrastructure finance professionals. The team has extensive experience in developing and financing power projects, including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and conventional power projects worldwide, mainly in the emerging markets, particularly Africa.

Because of its local presence and international background, the team has access to a wide network of local and international developers, multilateral organizations, development finance institutions (DFIs) and government officials. This network allows responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding to gather local intelligence and play an active role locally to make sure its projects are bankable.

The responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding team is actively supported by responsAbility Investments AG’s specialists in its Zurich headquarters, as well as the responsAbility regional offices, in matters such as back-office support, relationship management and fund-raising.

Nairobi based investment team

Hieronymus Niessen

Managing Director

21 years of experience as global infrastructure developer and financier (IFC) with focus on renewable energy.

Altaz
Kassam

Associate

Project finance professional with 3 years of experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Patrik
Huber

Executive Director and Regional Director Africa responsAbility

Professional with 14 years of experience in Emerging market Investments

Michael
Chuchu

Analyst

Project finance professional with 1 year of experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Joseph
Nganga

Executive Director

16 years experience as entrepreneur in East Africa with a focus on renewable energy

Wilfred
van den Bos

Senior Investment Officer

Project finance professional with 10 years of renewable energy project finance experience in Africa and Asia.

Raoul
Ilahibaks

Investment Officer

Project finance professional with 7 years of experience as renewable energy investment banker.

Regional developer team

Jagath
Navinda

Senior Engineer

Over 16 years of experience in energy sector in East Africa as a site engineer and construction manager in particular of hydropower plants.

Graeme
Watson

Head of Engineering

41 years of experience in civil engineering, primarily within East Africa infrastructure development projects.

Paul
Ombai

Social Engagement and Liaison Manager

14 years of experience in working with local communities to engage their buy-in to potentially disruptive projects.

Solomon
Njonjo

Head of Finance

Finance professional with 11 years’ experience in the energy sector working with multinational corporates within East Africa Region.

Bernard
Omuyoma

Project Developer

Electrical engineer with 6 years experience as a project management professional.

Jerry
Owuonda

Project Developer and Hydrologist

5 years of working experience as Hydrologist and Environmental associate expert.

Victor
Okinda

Project Developer

Electrical Engineer and Project management professional with 3 years of working experience.

Technical Assistance

Eva
Tschannen

Senior Technical Assistance Manager

More than 8 years’ experience in project management and technical assistance in the public and private development sectors

Magdalena
Gampp

Technical Assistance Officer

More than 5 years’ experience in technical assistance and development investments