Head of Business Development, South & Southern Africa
With more than 15 years of project development and financing experience in the power and other infrastructure sectors, Jonathan is responsible for defining the development strategy, leading power project development, identifying new business opportunities, acquisitions and managing the successful financing of projects in the Southern African region.
He led the origination, development, financing and execution of two solar and two wind projects in South Africa that were subsequently awarded PPA's in the REIPPPP – a total of 380MW and $140 million equity commitment from Globeleq – and achieving closing of 3 renewable projects in SA totalling $700 million in project costs. In Cote d'Ivoire he led Globeleq's acquisition process for majority ownership. He is an active member of the company's Investment Committee and Senior Management Committee.
During his career, he has worked extensively across Africa, southeast Asia, India, parts of the Americas and Europe. Previously, Jonathan worked for ABB Energy Ventures, Bear Stearns and was one of the founders of InfraCo where he shared responsibility for managing equity risk capital which was expected to generate over $2 billion worth of infrastructure projects in Africa and Asia.