Client: ENGIE Africa
Requirement: Senior Business Developer
The Client ENGIE is a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks, and customer solutions. ENGIE Africa is committed to contributing to the sustainable growth in Africa by developing projects in gas infrastructure, centralized and decentralized power production, electricity and gas distribution as well as energy services and industrial energy engineering.
The Challenge ENGIE needed to quickly fill a gap in their Africa team, and were keen to find a Kenyan candidate with the right skillset and experience for the role. The role would require someone to lead the identification, evaluation, development and delivery of business growth opportunities across the region. S/he would need a detailed knowledge of energy markets of countries in the African continent, with strong working knowledge of the documentation necessary to develop, finance, construct and operate power generation and/or gas businesses. Commercial and project management skillsets were critical, as were knowledge of project finance mechanics and risk allocation.
The Results KCH conducted an extensive search within the energy space, focused on finding candidates with the right mix of skills necessary. Kenyan Come Home Eugene was the perfect fit. Having worked in the energy sector in East Africa for many years, he moved to the UK to complete his MBA in Global Energy at Warwick Business School and then transitioned to the Investment Space, still focused on renewable energy. Eugene was excited to work with ENGIE, given its strong reputation, access to funding, and the autonomy this role would provide him to identify and invest in critical projects that could significantly impact East African countries.