EEP Africa Team

EEP Africa is headed by a fund management unit at Nordic Development Fund (NDF). Thematic expertise and regional presence is provided by the implementation support partners, SNV and Open Capital, who work in close collaboration with NDF across all EEP Africa activities.

As the host and fund manager, NDF assumes overall responsibility for the strategy, management, administration, and performance of EEP Africa throughout its life. NDF is located in Helsinki, Finland.

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SNV is the lead organisation for implementation support services across all EEP Africa activities. EEP Africa staff are based in Nairobi and Harare, supported by SNV’s wider network of thematic experts and partners at the global, regional, and national levels.

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OCA supports EEP Africa with business development and investment facilitation. OCA is a strategy management consulting and financial advisory firm headquartered in Nairobi with an extensive regional presence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Core Team

The core team works daily with grantees, partners, and donors to deliver on EEP Africa’s mandate.

Chiedza Mazaiwana

Chiedza Mazaiwana

Portfolio Manager, Harare

Portfolio monitoring, focal point on productive uses of energy

Faith Chege

Faith Chege

Portfolio Manager, Nairobi

Portfolio monitoring, focal point on clean cooking and mobility

Jussi Viding

Jussi Viding

Fund Manager, Helsinki

Overall fund management, donor relations, and strategic partnerships

Kennedy Kibukho

Kennedy Kibukho

Monitoring & Evaluation Expert, Nairobi

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Kenneth Nyange

Kenneth Nyange

Portfolio Manager, Nairobi

Portfolio monitoring, focal point on power generation and mini-grids

Maggie Knorr

Maggie Knorr

Program Officer, Helsinki

Communications, general support

Nick Nderi

Nick Nderi

Business Development Expert, Nairobi

Financial analysis and modeling, business strategy development

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Regina Maina

Finance Manager, Nairobi

Financial oversight of support services

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Remy Olsen

Business Development Expert, Nairobi

Business development support and investment facilitation

Susanne Hounsell

Susanne Hounsell

Head of Portfolio, Nairobi

Coordination of implementation support services, portfolio oversight

Tamara Kalunda

Tamara Kalunda

Business Development Expert, Nairobi

Business development support and investment facilitation

Support Team

The support team consists of a variety of experts providing seasonal and ad hoc support in the implementation of EEP Africa activities, strategic planning, as well as administrative functions.

Andreas Zeller

Andreas Zeller

Investment Structuring and Facilitation Advisor
Duda Slawek

Duda Slawek

Off-Grid Energy Advisor
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Elias Mbuthia

Program Finance Officer
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Hannah Sanderson

MEL Advisor
Isa Kujansuu

Isa Kujansuu

Legal Counsel
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Josh Sebastian

Technical Advisor - Fund Management
Juha Seppala

Juha Seppälä

Environmental & Social Safeguards Specialist
Martijn Veen

Martijn Veen

Strategic Advisor - Energy Access & Finance
Miguel Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira

Graphic Designer
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Raphael Nguyen

Technical Advisor - Clean Cooking
Sarah Alexander

Sarah Alexander

Technical Advisor - Off-Grid Solar
Saroj Raj

Saroj Rai

Technical Advisor - Bioenergy
Sidead Crane

Sinead Crane

Communications Advisor