M. Amadou SowChairman of the Board
M. Sean MacdonaldBoard Member
M. Patrick KouaméBoard Member
M. Henrik HenriksenBoard Member
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. Sean Macdonald
Sean joined AIIM in 2013 and is responsible for the execution and asset management of infrastructure investments within the Pan-African investment team.
Before joining AIIM, Sean spent almost ten years with the Macquarie infrastructure funds management team, predominantly in the transport sector. During this time, he worked on a number of large-scale transactions for Macquarie’s listed toll road fund ranging from green-field bids, acquisitions, disposals and refinancings. In addition, he has considerable asset management experience having represented MIG’s interest as Director on several portfolio businesses in Europe including Autoroutes Paris-Rhine-Rhone in France, Lusoponte in Portugal and M6Toll in the UK.
Sean holds a B.Sc in Civil Engineering and a MBA.
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. Arnold AttoungbreBoard Member
Ms Ruth BeckersBoard Member
M. Karsten Valsted LarsenBoard Member
M. Arnold Attoungbre
Arnold is an Investment Manager in African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (AIIM)’s Pan-African investment team and is responsible of investment opportunities appraisal and transaction execution across various sectors with a strong focus on French-speaking African countries.
Prior to joining AIIM, Arnold was among the twenty selected African young professionals who completed the Citibank’s 2015 Management Associate Program. Through functional and geographical rotations across the continent, Arnold has been exposed to transactions originated by Citi. Arnold started his career in Paris, at Ecobank International, where he was part of the Corporate & Investment Banking team, advising global corporates investing in Africa on several transactions. Arnold also garnered investment banking experience through an internship at Credit Agricole C.I.B, where, he worked on various transactions as a member of the Debt Optimization and Distribution division.
Arnold holds a Master in International Financial Analysis from Neoma Business School (France) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management from the National University of Cote ‘Ivoire (in partnership with Paris Est. University).
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. Karsten Valsted Larsen
Karsten is the Senior Vice President of the O&M department at BWSC A/S. The responsibilities of the O&M department cover all aspects from technical and commercial management of the projects to liaising with owners, lenders, authorities, and other stakeholders as well as sales and negotiation of new O&M contracts.
In his time with BWSC Karsten has worked as Maintenance Manager in Dohuk, Iraq, as Plant Manager and General Manager on 2 power plants in Sri Lanka and as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the O&M Department. Prior to joining BWSC Karsten was Plant Manager at Langå CPH Plant where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant. He has also worked as Department Manager at Greenland Energy Supply where he was responsible for the water supply and the district heating supply to the fourth largest town in Greenland and as an Energy Saving Consultant with Kjellerup Council.
Karsten is a Bachelor of Marine Engineering from Aalborg Marine Engineering University.