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About the company

Established in 2017, Empower New Energy is a renewable energy financier and co-developer that finances, builds and owns clean power plants for commercial, industrial and agricultural energy users. An award-winning investment platform, we’re pioneering the market for impact investments in the C&I space in Africa. Our mission is to bridge the financing gap that currently impedes the deployment of renewable energy in developing countries, with a vision of a world empowered by clean, affordable and reliable energy.

Board Members

Sebastian Surie, Board Chairman

Sebastian Surie

Board Chairman

Tarun Brahma, Director

Tarun Brahma


Pål Helgesen, Director

Pål Helgesen


Susie Scannelli Cook, Director

Susie Scannelli Cook


Management Team

Terje Osmundsen, Chief Executive Officer

Terje Osmundsen

Chief Executive Officer

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Mark Wopicho

Chief Technical Officer

Ørjan Alexander Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer

Ørjan Alexander Pedersen

Chief Operations Officer

Arwa Temim

Chief Commercial Officer

Susie Scannelli Cook  Chief Investment and Legal Officer

Susie Scannelli Cook

Chief Investment and
Legal Officer

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Navid Dean

Senior Legal Counsel

Ali Shahzad,Finance and Accounting Manager

Ali Shahzad

Group Finance and Accounting Manager

Junaid Pervaiz,  Project accountant

Junaid Pervaiz

Project accountant


Raja Dasgupta

Senior Impact Manager

Liam Gerding

Business Development Manager

Liam Gerding, Project Investment Manager

Sarah Kaddouri

Senior Investment Manager

Sarah Kaddouri, Project Investment Manager
Joyce Fugelsnes, Communications and Office Lead

Joyce Fugelsnes

Communications and Office Lead


Mostafizur Mostak Rahman 

Organizational Support Associate


Charlotte Nanyaro

Investment Management Trainee

West Africa Team


Robo Igbu

Country Manager, Nigeria

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Solomon Ojoawo

Country Manager, Ghana


Tolu' A. Adebayo

Legal Associate


Eruvwun Juweto

Investment Associate

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Paul Nosakhare

Project Engineer

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Bamidele Akhigbe

Project Manager

North Africa Team


Yehia Anwar

Country Manager, North Africa

East Africa Team

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George Ndubi

Operations and
Asset Manager

We are very proud to see that among our highly qualified 23 team members, we have 14 different nationalities and gender diversity with unique skills and backgrounds.  

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