Michael Haworth was been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Chairman in June 2012. He is a Non-Executive Director of Zanaga Iron Ore Company and is a director of Strata Limited (“Strata”), a major shareholder of the Company.
Mr Haworth has over 12 years' investment banking experience, predominantly in emerging markets and natural resources. Prior to establishing Strata in 2006, Mr Haworth was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and Head of Mining and Metals Corporate Finance in London.
Jacek Glowacki has over 30 years of international experience in the power sector and is currently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Polenergia Group, a Polish Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) and a subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments S.A., a major shareholder in Ncondezi.
During his career, he has held senior executive positions at Kulczyk Investments, AEI Corporation (USA), Trakya Elektrik (Turkey), Prisma Energy Europe. Mr. Glowacki’s operating experience includes General Manager of the Nowa Sarzyna, which was owned by ENRON and Chief Production Engineer at Cracow Combined Heat and Power Plant, owned by EDF. He holds a degree in engineering from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Aman Sachdeva was appointed to the Ncondezi Board on 21 May 2015 and brings a wealth of experience having spent more than 20 years in the infrastructure industry, specializing in the energy sector; ranging from project finance, management consulting, regulatory affairs, mergers and acquisitions, power system planning, energy conservation and marketing. Mr Sachdeva is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Consulting, an independent consulting practice with a focus on project finance, which has to date closed projects worth US$12 billion. Mr Sachdeva is also an advisor to the World Bank, Energy Sector for Central Asia, South Asia and Africa on a variety of projects.
Estevão Pale has more than 30 years' experience in the mining industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Companhia Mocambicana de Hidrocarbonetos, S.A., a Mozambican natural gas company. Between 1996 and 2005, he was the National Director of Mines in the Republic of Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, where he was responsible for the supervision and control of mineral activities as well as the formulation and implementation of the mining and geological policy.
Mr Pale has been a director of numerous companies in the mining sector including Promaco SARL and the Mining Development Company, as well as the General Director and Chief Executive of Minas Gerais de Moçambique. Mr Pale has a postgraduate diploma in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, and a Masters degree in Financial Economics from the University of London (SOAS). He completed a course in Gas Business Management in Boston at the Institute of Human Resources Development Corporation in 2006.
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director
Christiaan Schutte’s career in the power sector spans over twenty years during which time he worked for Eskom, the South African electricity public utility which is the largest producer of electricity in Africa, and held a number of senior management positions. Most recently he was Senior General Manager of the Group Technology Division and responsible for all the engineering functions at Eskom, including design accountability for new power stations, transmission lines and distribution development. Prior to this he was Senior General Manger of the Generation Division, managing five power stations with over 18,000MW total installed capacity, an operational budget of 3.8 billion Rand and a capital budget just under 4 billion Rand. Operational experience was gained at Majuba power station, which he also integrated into a single cluster operation, and Kendal power station. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering.