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)

André Dippenaar

Chief Financial Officer

 

  • Over 15 years of financial reporting & management experience, including 7 years of financial and commercial metals and mining experience in South Africa & Tanzania
  • Previously worked for Barrick Gold and PwC
  • Previous Regional Controller for Barrick Africa region and led the financial and commercial aspects of the Barrick Gold US$1.5B Sedibelo Platinum project
  • B.Com (Accounting), B.Compt Honors, CA (SA)
     

 

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
2055
South Africa
+27 (0) 11 367 4600