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    BioTherm’s Management Team

    Jasandra Nyker
    Jasandra NykerChief Executive Officer
    • Over 20 years international private equity & investment experience, including over 13 years renewable energy investment experience
    • Previously worked at Brait Private Equity (SA), Booz Allen Hamilton (UK), Lehman Brothers (UK) and PCG Asset Management (US)
    • Led and managed the direct investment arm of a US$680m green energy investment fund and set up and invested the KPC Clean Energy Fund
    • Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader
    • B.Bus.Sc (Finance), MBA (London Business School), Global Leadership Program (Harvard)
    Julian Johnson
    Julian JohnsonChief Operations Officer
    • Over 12 years of financial and management experience, including 6 years in telecommunications in Africa and the Middle East, financial services and renewable energy
    • Leads all operating and financial management aspects at BioTherm Energy
    • Broad experience across operational finance, tax and treasury, M&A, company secretarial, insurance and risk management
    • Previously at Transaction Capital, MTN and KPMG
    • B.Com (Accounting), B.Com Honours (Accounting), CA (SA)
    Werner Engelbrecht
    Werner EngelbrechtDevelopment Director
    • Over 25 years power generation experience
    • Leads BTE’s grid compliance activities as well as all solar project activities from a technical and contractual services perspective
    • Previously at Eskom, Sappi and private consultant as Owners Engineer in utility scale green fields and brown fields thermal power station projects in South Africa
    • B Eng (Electrical and Electronic) (University of Johannesburg)
    • Government Certificate of Competency
    • Member the Eskom Grid Code Access Committee
    Ludwig van Aarde
    Ludwig van AardeTechnical Director
    • Over 23 years conventional power generation experience including O&M, and asset management
    • Over 7 years of experience in development of solar and wind projects including construction management, Operations and Maintenance
    • Various positions at Eskom, Worley Parsons, Pangaea and Marstec
    • Experience in design & operation of power plants and technical team management on site
    • B Eng (Mechanical, University of Stellenbosch and Government Certificate of Competency (DoL)
     Zahid Ahmed Hassen
    Zahid Ahmed HassenRegional Director
    • Responsible for greenfield development in several African countries with extensive experience in Project Finance and M&A activities in the renewable energy sector
    • Qualified CA with over 12 years of financial & management experience.
    • Previously worked for Deloitte and aloeCap
    • Headed up a team of analysts to develop qualitative and quantitative analysis to support transaction execution at aloeCap
    • Bachelor of Accounting, CA(SA), M.B.A. (HEC Paris)
    Loretta Di Zio
    Loretta Di ZioEconomic Development Director
    • Responsible for all Economic development, value for money and socio-economic development activities
    • Qualified CA with over 12 years of financial reporting, audit & management experience,
    • Previously worked for EY both in South African and internationally
    • Previously managed all finance functions for all companies within the BioTherm Energy portfolio as its Senior Finance Manager
    • B.Com (Accounting), Honors, CA(SA)