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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


Liesbet Mijlemans, Director

Liesbet Mijlemans


Pål Helgesen, Director

Pål Helgesen


Susie Scannelli Cook, Director

Susie Scannelli Cook



Terje Osmundsen, Chief Executive Officer

Terje Osmundsen

Chief Executive Officer

Ørjan Alexander Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer

Ørjan Alexander Pedersen

Chief Commercial Officer

Susie Scannelli Cook  Chief Investment and Legal Officer

Susie Scannelli Cook

Chief Investment and
Legal Officer

Mark Wopicho, Chief Technical Officer

Mark Wopicho

Chief Technical Officer


Navid Dean

Senior Legal Counsel

Raja Dasgupta, Senior Impact Manager

Raja Dasgupta

Senior Impact Manager

Joyce Fugelsnes, Communications and Office Lead

Joyce Fugelsnes

Communications and Office Lead

Sarah Kaddouri, Project Investment Manager

Sarah Kaddouri

Project Investment Manager

Ali Shahzad,Finance and Accounting Manager

Ali Shahzad

Finance and Accounting Manager

Liam Gerding, Project Investment Manager

Liam Gerding

Project Investment Manager

Junaid Pervaiz,  Project accountant

Junaid Pervaiz

Project accountant

West Africa

Robo Igbu, Nigeria Lead

Robo Igbu

Nigeria Lead

Tolu' A. Adeboya, Legal Associate

Tolu' A. Adeboya

Legal Associate

Eruvwun Juweto,  Investment Associate

Eruvwun Juweto

Investment Associate

Solomon Ojoawo, Project Manager

Solomon Ojoawo

Project Manager

North Africa

Arwa Temim, North Africa Lead

Arwa Temim

North Africa Lead

Yehia Anwar, Egypt Operations Manager

Yehia Anwar

Egypt Operations Manager

East Africa

George Ndubi, Operations and Asset Manager

George Ndubi

Operations and
Asset Manager

We are very proud to see that among our highly qualified 19 team members, we have 13 different nationalities and gender diversity with unique skills and background.  

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