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Ebbie graduated in 1982 with an MSc. Geology degree from State University in Utrecht in The Netherlands, and directly joined Shell and worked for them for 26 years till 2008.
This also has resulted in a number of foreign assignments abroad (Sultanate of Oman, USA, Malaysia, Gabon and Algeria).
From 2008-2014, Ebbie held the position of Managing Director Sasol EP International and managed Sasol Group global upstream business based in Johannesburg.
He held the position Chief Growth Officer at Maersk Oil from 2015-2017, located in Denmark. In that capacity he was accountable for the integrated Maersk Oil growth program including Global Exploration, Business Development and Acquisitions & Divestitures.
In 2018 he has started his own boutique advisory – Perpetuum Advisory – serving AP Møller Capital in building a pan-African infrastructure and energy portfolio.
He was appointed to the board of the WEIR Group in February 2019 and is an independent Non-Executive Director of the company. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
He served on the board of Orca Energy from 2019-2020 in the capacity of Non-Executive Director.
In 2021 he was appointed as Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Lumika Renewables.
Furthermore, he is a visiting lecturer at Wits University in Johannesburg and teaches at the African Energy Leadership program and acts as mentor/coach to a number of African growing business leaders.
Kim Thagaard Pedersen
APMC Vice President, Investments
Kim has more than 14 years of experience in M&A, consulting, and business development. After graduating from Copenhagen Business School, Kim joined a leading consultancy in 2006 where he successfully led engagements in shipping, logistics and private equity.
Subsequently he joined Maersk Line, where he was engaged in asset acquisitions worth app. USD 15bn, incl. the acquisition of a major shipping line in 2017. Kim joined A.P. Møller Capital originally as lead on building up finance / fund operations but subsequently transferred to the investment team, where he serves on the board of Lumika Renewables.
Managing Director, Cbi-Electric, Low Voltage
Terry is an Electrical Engineer with a Honours degree in Psychology and a Master of Philosophy in Applied Ethics.
He has formerly held the positions of Chief Executive Officer at Reid and Mitchell and Actom High Voltage Equipment, before becoming President of Joy Global Africa. Terry joined the Reunert Group in January 2019 as a Strategy Executive and was appointed to Managing Director: CBi-electric Low Voltage in May 2019.
On 1 October 2021, Terry was promoted to the Segment Head for Electrical Engineering and joined Reunert’s Group Executive Committee.
Reunert Group Chief Executive Officer
Alan completed a Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. He spent a short time in the consulting engineering fraternity before joining African Cables as a Design Engineer in 1997.
Alan held several management positions in the organisation before assuming responsibility for all commercial activity in February 2000. He was appointed Commercial Director in 2007 a position he held until being appointed Managing Director in February 2009. Alan was promoted to Managing Director of the CBI-electric segment on 25 October 2012.
On 21 November 2013 Alan was appointed as an executive director of the Reunert Board and as the Chief Executive Officer of Reunert on 1 October 2014.
Reunert Chief Financial Officer
Nick served as partner with Ernst and Young for 18 years before joining Transnet Freight Rail as chief financial officer in 2005. In addition to the normal aspects of the finance portfolio he chaired the investment committee and acquisition committees and was responsiblefor the negotiations of major commercial contracts.
In April 2012, Nick was appointed as group chief financial officer at Afrox Ltd. His responsibilities included the financial portfolio, treasury function, procurement and strategy. He joined Reunert as chief financial officer on 15 June 2015.
Lars Reno Jakobsen
Lars has an extensive track record in building/growing and diversifying Maersk’s businesses on the African continent over the past +20 years.
A skilled and long-term relationship builder with African Governments/Authorities as well as local business champions/partners. Key experience/expertise in business expansion, diversification, profit optimization, M&A and integration. High achiever consistently driving African teams and businesses to best-in-class performances. Broad experience with Board/Governance work as well as CSR related aspects in more than 45 African countries.
Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Grant holds civil engineering and MBA degrees. He has over 20 years’ experience in the development, construction and financing of energy and infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Grant has extensive experience in utility scale energy markets (in particular, South Africa’s REIPPP programme) as well as commercial and industrial energy markets specialising in captive energy solutions to private customers.
Nico de Bruyn
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Chartered Accountant (South Africa). Chief Finance and Business Improvement Officer at Reunert Renewables. 10 years of senior management experience, including 7 years at the executive level.
Extensive experience in the Renewable Energy sector gained through overseeing the expansion of the Reunert Renewables cluster and being closely involved in various companies within this cluster.
Advisor Business Development
Chris has 20+ years of experience of business development and investments in the emerging markets, primarily in Africa and the Middle East including three successful “Start-Ups” in the Telecommunications and Distributed Power/Energy as a Service (“ESCO”) businesses.
He has acted as an advisor to A.P.Møller Capital since 2019 developing their commercial and industrial (“C&I”) distributed power strategy for Africa.
Previously, he spent 9 years as a commodities trader on 5 different continents before becoming an entrepreneur within the Telecoms and renewable power sector in Africa and India. The last 12 years has been focused on the development of the distributed power and C&I segments across Africa, he has originated, built, invested, executed and managed start-ups in both East and West Africa in the solar, thermal and hybrid energy sectors.