• Introducing

    Anergi Group

    Africa’s first diversified power company. We are a 100% African-owned company

About Anergi Group

The Anergi Group is the result of a shared vision by Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC”) and Harith General Partners (“Harith”), two of Africa’s leading institutions, who decided to establish a leading African power company to address the growing need for energy, and to accelerate the pace of energy delivery on a sustained basis. AFC and Harith joined forces in June 2016 to form the Anergi Group and, on 5 December 2017, Anergi was formally established.

About us

The Anergi Group has deep and proud African roots. We are a 100% African-owned, financed and operated, world-class diversified energy provider. Anergi has invested in power generation assets whose market value is in excess of US$3.8 billion and, with total installed electricity capacity of over 1,780 MW, delivered to over 30 million people across five African countries.


Anergi was founded on a vision of creating a pioneering company that operates with agility, while exercising care in relation to stakeholders it services and the environment in which the company operates. Our business is underpinned by a strong legacy of access to global competencies in asset formation, capital markets, human capital and skills, as well as networks and relationships that support a driven company. Our governing board and management is ambitious, driven, well-educated and experienced.

Anergi is committed to providing diversified power to the African continent in a sustainable, efficient and cost effective manner. We aim to achieve these goals by bringing to bear our substantial scale of operations, investment capital, development skills and respectful relationships with the government of the countries in which we operate.

We look forward to working with leading international companies to build upon our strong foundations in order to uplift the African continent.

Our history

The Anergi Group is the result of a shared vision by Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC”) and Harith General Partners (“Harith”), two of Africa’s leading institutions, who decided to establish a leading African power company to address the growing need for energy, and to accelerate the pace of energy delivery on a sustained basis. AFC and Harith joined forces in June 2016 to form the Anergi Group and, on 5 December 2017, Anergi was formally established.

Together, these two institutions ensure that the Anergi Group is perfectly positioned to be a major diversified energy participant in the African energy sector.

Our vision


The vision of the Anergi Group is to be a consolidator of skills, capital and technologies that accelerate the delivery of energy on a sustainable, cost effective and efficient manner on the African continent.

Our mission

The Anergi Group’s mission is to create and to profitably operate economically and environmentally sustainable energy projects, in order to deliver an ever-increasing number of power connections to people on the African continent who currently have no access to power.

Our values


As a leading player in the African sustainable energy sector, the Anergi Group is committed to these values:

  • Operating with the highest levels of governance and transparency
  • Operating in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner
  • Respecting all with whom we work irrespective of gender, racial, cultural and all other differences
  • Operating with safety as our first and ultimate priority.
  • Operating with integrity and with a unified purpose.
Our values are fundamental to everything we do as a business and guide every decision we make.

Our capabilties

ENERGY VALUE CHAIN

Step 1
Supply Sourcing
Step 2
Responsive
Step 3
Feasibility Exploration
Step 4
Sustainable Production
Step 5
Transportation
Step 6
Transmission
Step 7
Distribution
Step 8
End-user Supply

As a leading player in the African sustainable energy sector, the Anergi Group is committed to these values:

  • operating with the highest levels of governance and transparency
  • operating in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner
  • building empowered communities
  • respecting all with whom we work irrespective of gender, racial, cultural and all other differences
  • operating with safety as our first and ultimate priority
  • operating with integrity and with a unified purpose.

Leadership team

Anergi shareholders, directors and management

The Anergi Group’s leadership comprises of its shareholders, the Board of Directors and its management team. Anergi’s leadership comprises of some of the highest caliber energy experts in the African region, capable of making a significant and ongoing impact on the sustainable energy industry sector across the continent through fresh, innovative thinking.

Tshepo Mahloele

Non-Executive Director

Tshepo Mahloele, is CEO of Harith General Partners, a specialist Pan African infrastructure investment company. Harith invests in five core infrastructure sectors; energy, transport, telecommunications, health and water and sanitation and manages Africa’s first and 15 year fund, the $630m Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF). PAIDF1 is fully invested. Harith also launched the $435m PAIDF2. Mahloele is a Rhodes graduate with over 18 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and project finance. He has also held various executive positions in institutions such as the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Commonwealth Development Corporation and the Public Investment Corporation.

Samaila D. Zubairu

Non-Executive Director

Samaila Zubairu is AFC’s President & Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Zubairu was the CEO of Africapital Management Limited, in which capacity he established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) for infrastructure private equity across West Africa.

As Chief Financial Officer for Dangote Cement Plc, he launched Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for the Obajana Cement project and managed the unbundling of Dangote Industries Limited to listed subsidiaries on the Nigeria Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he was the Treasurer for the Dangote Group during its transformation from a trading company to an industrial conglomerate. He has undertaken investments of over US3 billion, financing greenfield project finance, acquisitions, corporate transformation, privatization and equity capital market transactions.

Samaila is an Eisenhower Fellow and sits on the Eisenhower Fellowship’s Global Network Council and the President’s Advisory Council

Oliver Andrews

Non-Executive Director

Oliver is the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer the Africa Finance Corporation. His oversight functions include end to end origination, execution of transactions and portfolio management for AFC.

An investment banker, infrastructure developer and project finance specialist with over 30 years of experience across various infrastructure sectors with extensive back ground in engineering, and principal investments. Oliver has over 35 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector as an engineer, strategic adviser, project developer and principal investor. He has successfully directed numerous infrastructure deals in Africa leading teams that have developed and or invested in projects with a total value of c. US$ 40 billion.

He was the project director for the award winning - 2014 Thompson Reuters Project Finance Africa power deal of the year -Cenpower leading a multidisciplinary project team drawn from several institutions that successfully achieved financial close for a US$ 900 million landmark project in Ghana, which won the

As an adviser he has led several mandates advising governments, international corporations, regional economic institutions and DFI’s. In 2004 under the auspices of the World Bank and AfDB, he advised ECOWAS Heads of States on appropriate initiatives and strategies to ensure timely implementation of regional infrastructure projects.

Oliver is a former CEO of TCI Infrastructure Limited (TCII) and the Gambia Ports Authority. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales, he is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, a Chartered fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts UK and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

He is also a non-executive director of several companies and is the Pioneer Chairman of Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Centre, a UK registered charitable organisation promoting creativity and innovation in African art, culture, business and entrepreneurship.

Alwyn Wessels

Non-Executive Director

B COMM (HONS) (Accountancy), Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA), Higher Certificate – Financial Markets

Mr Wessels joined the company from Absa/Barclays in 2007. He has a BCom Honours, Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA ), Higher Certificate Financial Markets. Before joining Harith, Mr Wessels had over 10 years of experience as Senior Consultant for Absa Capital and he was responsible for Project and Infrastructure Finance. Prior to this he occupied different positions (Business Consultant, Financial Manager/Director, Managing Director) in companies operating in the manufacturing and construction industries.

Fola Fagbule

Non-Executive Director

Fola Fagbule is a banker and investment professional focused on infrastructure in Africa.

He currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Advisory with overall responsibility for mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and other technical advisory assignments at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). His work revolves around large infrastructure projects, companies and investments across sub-Saharan Africa. AFC is a US$4.0bn infrastructure financier working across nearly 30 countries in Africa. Fola has worked at AFC in various roles for nearly a decade and is currently focused mainly on leading the delivery of advice to various clients including governments, private funds, large corporates, private developers, state-owned entities and central banks. Fola also serves as a non-Executive Director representing AFC on the Board of Anergi Holdings Limited, a leading diversified energy business operating in several African countries.

Prior to AFC, Fola worked as an investment banker at Afrinvest, a London and Lagos based securities firm. At Afrinvest he focused originally on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising; then subsequently led the investment research department.

Fola has received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and prior to that a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

Sipho Makhubela

Non-Executive Director

CA (SA), MBA
Sipho has over 10 years’ merchant banking experience. Prior to joining Harith, he worked for Investec Bank, Coronation Capital and African Merchant Bank in South Africa, with a focus on aircraft and plant and equipment financing, and various acquisition finance transactions. He is responsible for PAIDF’s CIVH (DFA) and Main One Investments.

Abdool Fareed Soreefan

Non-Executive Director

Abdool Fareed Soreefan, Director (Client Services), is a Chartered Secretary from the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance), UK. He has 11 years experience as a Court Officer with the Mauritius Judicial Department and worked for about a year with the secretarial arm of KPMG as Deputy Manager being in charge of its secretarial and insolvency departments.  He joined SANNE Mauritius on 1st August 1995 and is involved in fund set up/administration and oversees compliance/corporate secretarial matters.  He serves as a director of global business companies and investment funds.

Indranathsingh Seewooruttun

Non-Executive Director

Indranathsingh Seewooruttun, Manager (Client Services) , is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management from the University of Mauritius. Indranathsingh Seewooruttun has been with SANNE Mauritius for more than 10 years and has developed in depth knowledge of the financial services sector coupled with practical know-how on the operating, regulatory and compliance aspects for global business entities. Indranathsingh Seewooruttun currently heads a team of 10 persons and oversees a diversified portfolio comprising of a mix of financial and non-financial services entities (including closed-end funds, investment advisors and investment holding companies).  He is also involved in fund structuring and set-ups and has been exposed to the main areas of the industry including legal, tax, accounting, financial reporting, administration and corporate secretarial fields.  He serves as a director of global business companies and investment funds.

Enos Banda

CEO

Enos is the Chief Executive Officer of Anergi Holdings Company. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Anergi and serves on its Investment Committee. Enos’s experiences includes senior positions in the legal profession as a member of a leading international law firm, as well as the Africa head of two leading investment banks. His significant corporate and CEO level leadership experience extends to having led a company with over 3,500 employees in the energy sector.

Enos’s electricity sector experience includes serving as an electricity regulatory with the responsibility to establish regulatory credibility, transparency and transformative market policies. He is a leading founder member of the Southern African Regional Electricity Association. Enos has also served as a senior executive (CEO) in an international electricity company responsible for asset formation, mergers and acquisitions, vertically integrated asset O&M, as part of the largest utility in Africa. He has also advised IPPs and raised project finance in his capacity as an investment banker. He has been involved in energy projects and transactions, as well as policy formulation across sub-Saharan Africa.

Enos’ governance record includes serving as Board or Committee Chairperson on the boards of companies listed on the NYSE, LSE and JSE. Significant board responsibility include serving as Audit Committee and Budget Committee Chairman on the Board of a US$45 billion market cap LSE listed resources company.

Enos is a member in good standing of the New York law bar and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa since 1994 and 1995 respectively. He is an occasional Faculty Member of the University of Cambridge Institute on Sustainability Leadership and writes on policy issues related to entrepreneurship, economic development and sustainability.

Chinekwu Duru

Alternate

Chinekwu N. Duru is the Senior Vice President & Principal Counsel with the Africa Finance Corporation, a private sector and African led multilateral development finance institution headquartered in Lagos Nigeria.

She is transactional lawyer with extensive transactional experience in Project Finance, Capital Markets Financing (Debt and Equity) including Derivative Offerings. Chinekwu led the negotiations relating to the financing of generation and distribution companies under the privatization of the Nigerian power assets. She led the negotiations on financings of over US$1billion from Development Finance Institutions and Commercial Banks. Earlier in her career, she worked as a legal consultant with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (“MIGA”), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. At MIGA, Chinekwu garnered extensive experience in drafting and reviewing MIGA Guarantee Contracts, Host Country analysis on the investment climate in a country for which MIGA intends to provide political risk insurance coverage. 

Chinekwu recently completed the Program for Leadership Development, Executive Education at the Harvard Business School. She obtained her Masters in Law degree (LL.M) from George Washington University Law School, Washington DC; and Bachelors in Law (LL.B) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is admitted to the Nigerian and New York Bar. 

Emile Du Toit

Alternate

CA (SA)
Mr Du Toit, (CA) SA was Head of Corporate Finance at the Development Bank of Southern Africa in South Africa. He has over 11 years of relevant Corporate Finance experience, having joined the DBSA as an Investment Officer.  He has been involved in many high profile transactions and currently serves as a Director and trustee in the governing boards of several institutions.

Pani Tyalimpi

Alternate

Bcom Hons, MBL
Pani is a seasoned professional with many years of transactional experience in project finance, private equity, investment banking and corporate finance. Prior to working for Harith she was an executive at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. She worked for several financial institutions, including Public Investment Corporation where she funded and managed BEE transactions with the value of R43 billion; African Harvest Capital and ABN Amro, where she was employed in corporate advisory services. Prior to African Harvest Capital and ABN Amro, Pani also spent five years at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, working in the Project Finance Unit.

Virginia de Ujfalussy

Alternate

BA, LLB, LLM
Virginia is responsible for all legal matters regarding Harith’s investments including due diligence, structuring, negotiation, vetting, comprehensive legal risk analysis and mitigation as well as the oversight of all shareholder, project and transaction agreements. Prior to joining Harith, Virginia worked for South Africa’s premier development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) . Virginia has worked in equity, debt and project finance in several cross-border Africa investments and projects.

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Anergi Holding Company

Address: IFS Court, Bank Street, TwentyEight Cybercity, Ebène 72201, Mauritius

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