M. Amadou Sow
Chairman of the Board
Amadou has over 30 years of experience in promoting large scale projects through western countries especially Mali. He has been working hand in hand with the local government and the private sector throughout these years.
Amadou had a long career as an entrepreneur in the Malian private sector where he lead numerous projects related to engineering importation and exportation in Mali.
As Manager of BCI International (representing Kabelmetal Electro in Mali) he was responsible of the delivery and installation of two thermal power stations: 6MW in Sikasso and 2 MW in Tombouctou.
He has been involved in the Real Estate market as Founder and CEO of Investim SA.
He is currently Co-Founder and Chairman at Albatros Energy Mali S.A, and has been essential in developing the first IPP in Mali, Kayes.
Amadou has a Master of Science and Engineering (Petro Chemistry) from the Mendeleev’s Institut in Moscow.
He speaks fluently, Bambara, French, Russian and has scholar bases in English
M. Ashwin West
Ashwin, an Investment Director at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (AIIM), is responsible for originating potential deals, analysing, assessing, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities, as well as the execution, performance monitoring and realisation of investments. He has most recently been involved in the successful execution of power projects in Ghana, South Africa and Namibia.
Ashwin is a non-executive director on the boards of Mercury Power, AIIM Hydropower Holdings, Albatros Energy Mali, Scatec Solar Kalkbult and Scatec Solar Linde.
Ashwin holds a B.Sc Honours degree and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
M. Patrick Kouamé
Patrick, an Investment Director at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (AIIM) is responsible for transaction origination and business development for West Africa, with a strong focus on French-speaking sub-Saharan African regions.
Prior to joining AIIM, Patrick was an Executive at GE leading commercial finance for their oil & gas business in Sub Saharan Africa SA. He has also held senior roles at Africa Capital, Atlantique Telecom and Alink Telecom, working in Europe as well as West Africa.
Patrick holds a Finance degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
M. Henrik Henriksen
Henrik Henriksen, Regional Director, IFU. Born 1963.
Henrik Henriksen has been with IFU since 2014, working with investments in Sub-Saharan countries.
He was previously employed with major transport and logistics company A.P. Møller-Maersk, where postings included Togo, Ghana and Senegal.
M. Carl Peter Andersen
Carl Peter Andersen is the General Manager of the Financial Engineering department at BWSC and is responsible for raising equity and debt on IPP projects worldwide with focus on the UK as well as Sub-Sahara Africa.
Carl Peter has been Chairman for the award winning Rabai Power Plant in Kenya for the past 7 years.
Carl Peter joined BWSC’s head office in Copenhagen in 2004.
Prior to this Carl Peter was employed by ABB in their Financial Service division for 10 years and before this he was responsible for financing wind projects in California for Handelsbanken.
Carl Peter holds a Master of Science in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.
Ms Ruth Beckers
Ruth has over 25 years of experience in developing, investing and financing Power, Oil & Gas and Transportation infrastructure projects mostly in emerging markets.
Ruth had a long career within the ABB organization, where she held positions as Vice-President Middle East and Africa, responsible for strategy and project execution and as Vice-President at ABB’s Project Finance advisory group in Zürich.
She was a Managing Partner at a UK Hedge Fund related Energy Investment vehicle and worked for a Swiss family office as a Portfolio Manager for their strategic investments.
She played a leading role in developing the first IPPs in India, the Ivory Coast and Mali.
Ruth has an MBA in Banking from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and an Executive Masters in Corporate Finance from the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne (Switzerland).
She speaks fluently English, German, French, and Swedish.
M. Romain Py
Romain leads the African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (AIIM) Investment Team and is responsible for originating and executing investments across the African continent. He has an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure sub-sectors and was one of the founding members of the JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Group.
Romain has played a key role in AIIF3 seed investments and represents AIIM as a director on the boards of African Ports & Corridors Holdings, DSM Corridor Group and AIIM Hydroneo.
Romain holds an MSc in Corporate Finance and an MSc in International Economics.