Formative Search has secured a unique and new opportunity based in Africa with a renewable energy icon, who are moving into the booming C&I solar market across the Sub-Saharan region. Our client is a long time partner with a great track record in large scale solar and wind projects across emerging markets. As the C&I market is an opportunity they do not want to miss, they are working closely with us to hire a Country Head to be based in Nairobi.
The Country Head will support the company’s growth in Kenya and eventually focused for all Sub-Sahara, where they will lead the business development and implementation of solar projects across across the continent. With high-quality solution focused advice to all their business operations, the Country Head is driving the end-to-end distributed energy generation solutions to corporate and industrial customers, and taking a leading role in the development, construction and operations of Solar PV projects.
Reporting directly to the Regional MD of Africa, the Country Head will be responsible for:
Identification, due diligence and negotiation of projects that fit specified investment criteria, with a view to grow the portfolio.
Leading the day-to-day operations including development, operations and maintenance, and construction.
Represent the company with the highest level of professionalism to customers, off-takers, government agencies, suppliers, and investors.
The ideal Candidate should look like this:
Entrepreneurial spirit, highly motivated, goal-oriented and has a broad industry network within the Renewables sector.
Have a Degree in business & engineering with a minimum 15 years of working experience;
Solid understanding of economic value proposition analysis with project finance experience being a plus.
General management skills including appropriate knowledge of employment law, finance, and contracts.
Deep passion for renewable energy and a business growth mindset.
This really is a unique opportunity for a very accomplished and senior professional in the Renewable Energy space across Africa, who wants to eventually progress to a C-Level role. Our client is set to be one of the global leaders in the C&I arena, and will give committed employees huge potential to grow, earn, and be rewarded over time. If you believe this is for you, now is the time to apply.