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29 March 2021

Jasandra Nyker appointed as CEO for Nala Renewables

Geneva, Switzerland, 29 March 2021 – Jasandra Nyker has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Nala Renewables, a renewable energy company focused on investments in solar, onshore wind and power storage projects globally.

Assuming her position from 1 April 2021, Jasandra brings over 20 years’ experience in renewable and clean energy, from a project development, investment and acquisition perspective.

Before joining Nala Renewables, Jasandra was Managing Director at Denham Capital Management in London, where she was involved in investing in and overseeing renewable power projects in Latin America, South East Asia and Africa. Prior to this, she spent eight years as CEO of BioTherm Energy, an African Independent Power Producer, which she built into a leading pan-African investment platform focused on the development of wind and solar assets. Under her leadership, BioTherm Energy grew rapidly and became a leader in the market, building a number of the first wind and solar energy projects in South Africa. In 2019, BioTherm Energy was acquired by Actis, a leading global emerging markets investment fund.

Established in September 2020, Nala Renewables has a short-term target to build a portfolio of renewable energy projects with a cumulative capacity of over two gigawatts. The portfolio will comprise of projects in construction, in late stage development or in operation.

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For further information, please contact:
Nala Renewables Press Office: +41 (0) 22 592 4528 or media@nalarenewables.com

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About Nala Renewables
Nala Renewables was formed in 2020 by Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies and global investment management firm IFM Investors, with the intention to invest in solar, onshore wind and power storage projects globally. Over the next five years, Nala Renewables aims to build a portfolio with total generation capacity of two gigawatts from renewable sources. This will avoid up to two million tCO2e in greenhouse gas emissions when compared with fossil fuel-based energy sources for electricity.

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