OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

M. Amadou Sow

M. Amadou Sow

Chairman of the Board
Amadou's BIO

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.
Work Experience

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.
Education Background

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
    Ms Ruth Beckers

    Ms Ruth Beckers

    Board Member
    Ruth's BIO

    Ruth has over 25 years of experience in developing, investing and financing Power, Oil & Gas and Transportation infrastructure projects mostly in emerging markets.
    Work Experience

    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.
    Education Background

    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

    M. Romain Py

    Board Member
    Romain's BIO

    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.
    Work Experience

    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.
    Education Background

    Romain holds an MSc in Corporate Finance and an MSc in International Economics.
    M. Ashwin West

    M. Ashwin West

    Board Member
    Ashwin's BIO

    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.
    Work Experience

    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.
    Education Background

    Ashwin holds a B.Sc Honours degree and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
    M. Patrick Kouamé

    M. Patrick Kouamé

    Board Member
    Patrick's BIO

    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.
    Work Experience

    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.
    Education Background

    Patrick holds a Finance degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
    M. Henrik Henriksen

    M. Henrik Henriksen

    Board Member
    Henrik's BIO

    Henrik Henriksen, Regional Director, IFU. Born 1963.
    Work Experience

    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

    M. Carl Peter Andersen

    Board Member
    Carl's BIO

    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.
    Work Experience

    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.
    Education Background

    Carl Peter holds a Master of Science in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.
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