Mr. Enos Banda (CEO of Anergi Holdings Company)
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.
Neil worked for Ernst & Young until 1995 when he joined the AES Corporation. During his 13 years at AES, he worked in London as the Regional Finance Director. Neil has assisted in greenfield projects and acquisitions in Europe and throughout Africa including Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa, providing advice on project specific tax structuring, project financing and general accounting issues. In addition, Neil was responsible for overseeing the financial reporting for businesses across Europe, Middle East and Africa. During that period Neil also spent two years in the US as Vice-President, Financial Planning & Analysis, where he formed a new FP&A function for AES. Neil has a law degree from Southampton University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Peter began his career as an electrical engineer with GEC Turbine Generators Ltd, and subsequently worked with ABB Power and Toshiba International. In 1991 he joined The AES Corporation in London and from mid 1993 spent over two years in China as the Senior Project Engineer and Project Director, which included working as the technical expert on the 2100MW coal-fired Yangcheng project. After returning to England in 1995, Peter led the development of many successful AES projects, including the 363MW clean coal power plant refurbishment at Fifoots Point and the 600MW Maritza East 1 greenfield lignite-fired power plant in Bulgaria. Peter has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College (University of London).
Senior Project Director
Bob began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with the Northern Ireland Electricity Service (NIES) in power plant operations gaining experience of coal, oil and gas turbine technology. Following the acquisition by AES, together with Tractebel, of two of NIES's plants in 1992, Bob was one of a small team responsible for refinancing this acquisition on the London Capital Markets. After 9 years in Northern Ireland, Bob joined AES in 1995 as a Project Director based in London involved both in development and in operations support throughout Africa and Europe. Bob successfully participated in most aspects of project development and financial structuring in developing markets. Bob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ulster and an MBA from the Ulster Business School.