José is currently based in Maputo as the Coordinator of GET.invest Mozambique Country Window. His tasks revolve around implementation of both private sector mobilisation and pipeline development activities, which include managing the implementation of GET.invest core services in the country. Over the past 15 years his field of work included policy and regulatory frameworks, and financing, towards facilitating private and public investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, particulary in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Head of the Renewable Energy Department at the National Energy Directorate, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, was part of the technical group of work that developed the, Renewable Energy Development Policy (2009) and its Strategy (2011), the Regulation Establishing the Tariff Regime for New and Renewable Energies (REFIT) (2014), Mozambique Renewable Energies Atlas (2013) and the first Public Tender for Energy production. Has been working in structuring cooperation programs Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa-SEFA, Compacto de Energia Africa Moçambique, Brilho, ILUMINA, PROLER, GET FIT among others.
Hermínio Ezequiel Nhantumbo, born on September 14, 1970 in the Province of Niassa-Lichinga, son of Ezequiel Daniel Nhantumbo and Monica Palmira Antonio Nhantumbo, married, graduated in Law from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in 2002, Master in Business Law from Universidade Católica de Mocambique, Lawyer by profession president of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Tete- ASSOCIET. For nine years he was a Delegate of the Mozambican Bar Association in the Province of Tete.
Hadyr Koumakpai, has been working for over 10 Years, promoting renewable energy, mainly solar technology in Africa. Holder of 2 Master degree, he embraces also an MBA in Energy and Sustainability at UK university of Cumbria. He is acting now as the General Manager Africa for JA Solar. Prior to that he served as Business Developer manager, Senior project Manager and Africa project director with some major companies in the Industry .
Dra.Joaquina Daniel Gumeta holds a postgraduate degree in Strategic Business Management from UNA Brasil and Polytechnic, Law Degree from Eduardo Mondlane University and currently works as General Director of the Institute for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises/ Ministry of Industry and Trade.
2014-2018- APIEX City of Maputo Delegate;
2005– 2012-Zambézia Provincial Director of Planning and Finance;
2002–2004- Head of the Visa and Allowances Department, at the National Directorate of Public Accounting;
2004–2005-Deputy Provincial Director of Zambézia Plan and Finance;
1994–2002- National Directorate of Planning and Budget;
1992–1993- National Directorate of Taxes and Audit-Department of Studies and Tax Planning;
1988–1992- National Budget Directorate, Budget Execution Department, in the General State Account and Visa and Litigation Offices.
Marcus Rother is an international expert on renewable energy with 20 years of experience in developing project as well as raising project-funding and leading investor relationships. Being part of EU GET.invest´s Finance Catalyst network, he has successfully connected local entrepreneurial initiatives to funding institutions and implemented training programmes on financial structuring of RE projects within local partner institutions in Mozambique and South Africa.
Previously a senior Investment Officer at EU impact fund ElectriFI, he focuses on catalytic private sector investments in renewable energy companies in the IPP, Minigrid and Solar Home System sector.
Holding a PhD in Technology Policy Marcus collaborates in academia on sustainable energy policies with University of Madrid and University of Stellenbosch as a guest lecturer and sits on the advisory board of Edulink Participia, an EU programme for academic knowledge transfer.
Pedro Amaral Jorge joined APREN in October 2018 to take the CEO position. He previously took a role at AfDB working as Private Sector Expert in developing and financially structuring Projects in Africa, Infrastructure Energy, Water and Sanitation, with focus in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, undertaking the mission of supporting AfDB executing Non-Sovereign Operations by funding Public Private Partnerships, Private Sector Enterprises as well as State Owned Enterprises, with a portfolio of financial tools, from project finance to risk mitigation. In March this year Pedro was invited to become a board member of the Portuguese Water Partnership, given the Green H2 development and water constraints and requirements. Pedro has a track record on EPC and Utility business development, financing, designing, building and management with more than 20 years of international work experience, having worked in Europe, USA, South America, Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Works for the Mozambican subsidiary of Norwegian-listed Scatec as a Director and Asset Manager of the first photovoltaic power plant established in Mozambique with a generation-capacity of 40 MW, where sponsors funded this project in partnership with EDM (Mozambique's electricity utility company), Norfund, Scatec Solar (CESOM, SA) and IFC – International Finance Corporation being the lenders. Ricardo has more than 10 years of experience in setting up, coordinating the development, and execution phases of agricultural and renewable energy start-up projects in Mozambique. In addition, he has held positions in finance, HR and environmental assessment and monitoring, inclusive of due diligence audits for resettlement, compensation, and livelihood restoration plans for PAP (project affected people). In such roles, ensures that the entities he works for follow the guidelines and best-practice standards as required by financiers such as IFC – World Bank, and Norfund. He is pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Solusi University - Zimbabwe.
Steffen has more than 25 years of experience in project management, public relations and conference coordination and in-depth knowledge of international cooperation gained with KfW, OECD in Paris, German Government (BMZ), Association of German Development NGOs, and Amnesty International. He studied in Cologne and London and holds an MA in African Studies, Political Science and History.
Thierry is now Head of cooperation at the German Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique. Thierry has worked as Senior policy officer at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany, in charge for the cooperation with Indonesia as well as for the sector strategy development in the fields of reproductive health and population dynamics; desk officer at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Germany; logistician with Doctor Without Borders (MSF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo; project assistant/intern with Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) in Ethiopia.
Veerle Smet has a degree in Political Science and has worked in international partnerships since 2001. She has held positions for the European Union both at Headquarters in Brussels and in delegations in Africa and Latin America. Shee has been in Mozambique since 2019, as Infrastructure, Investment and Private Sector Team Leader, of the European Union Delegation, contributing as such to the promotion of free trade opportunities in a favorable business environment, and to the promotion of project development renewable energy sources, both in the public and private sectors.