Management Team

Werner Engelbrecht

Development Director
  • Over 23 years power generation experience
  • Leads BTE’s grid compliance & interconnection works and responsible for solar EPC contract negotiations and construction process
  • Previously worked at Eskom, Sappi, TRI and as private consultant
  • B Eng (Electrical and Electronic) and Government Certificate of Competency (Rand Afrikaans University)


Ludwig van Aarde

Technical Director


  • Over 25 years thermal generation experience
  • Responsible for wind construction and manages wind EPC negotiations
  • Previously worked at Eskom, Worley Parsons, Pangaea and Marstec
  • Led O&M and managed multi disciplinary on site power station design teams
  • B Eng(Mechanical) and Government Certificate of Competency (Stellenbosch)

Jasandra Nyker

Chief Executive Officer


  • Over 18 years international private equity & investment experience, including over 9 years renewable energy investment experience
  • Previously worked at Brait Private Equity, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lehman Brothers and PCG Clean Energy
  • Led and managed the direct investment arm of a US$680m green energy investment fund
  • B.Bus.Sc (Finance), MBA (London Business School -Merrill Lynch Scholar)
  • Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader


Get in touch

BioTherm Energy
Building 1,
Ground Floor Design Quarter District
Leslie Ave East, Fourways
South Africa
+27 (0) 11 367 4600

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