CEI Africa was established by KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2021 to improve access to energy for rural households and enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. The managing consortium of CEI Africa works with financers, off-grid solar and mini-grid experts, to develop investment solutions that bridge the financing gap in the most challenging access to energy sub-sectors.
Who is behind CEI Africa
Triple Jump is a Dutch impact investment manager with 16 years of track record and local presence in Lima, Mexico City, Nairobi, Tbilisi and Bangkok.
Triple Jump offers meaningful investment opportunities in emerging markets, aiming to help solve some of the biggest challenges of our time. With close to USD $ 1b Assets Under Management, funds managed and advised by Triple Jump provide financing across themes such as financial inclusion, affordable housing, missing middle finance (SMEs), and climate and nature.
Role in CEI Africa
Overall responsibility for management of the foundation, including risk management, impact measurement & reporting, ESG, compliance, finance, and management of the technical assistance facility.
Persistent is Africa’s Climate Venture Builder, a leader and pioneer investor in the Clean Tech sector (e.g. renewable energy, e-mobility, and energy efficiency) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Operating out of Nairobi, Lagos, New York and Zurich, Persistent provides, through its venture building model, early-stage capital and strong operational support to exceptional entrepreneurs. It helps them build innovative businesses that drive climate-positive economic and social development in Africa.
Role in CEI Africa
Crowdlending window lead. Including being the first point of contact with Crowdlenders, managing the co-investment process with them (pipeline, screening, due diligence) and portfolio monitoring.
(RBF) window lead
GreenMax Capital Advisors, is the US founding affiliate of the GreenMax Capital Group, a group of international clean energy investment advisory and management-consulting firms established in 1994. GreenMax has a lengthy and successful track record facilitating efficient implementation of international development funds targeted for renewable energy investment in emerging markets worldwide. GreenMax supports project developers, investors, financial institutions, donors and governments in the analysis, preparation and implementation of a broad range of clean energy investments, policies and regulations.
Role in CEI Africa
RBF window lead. Including being the first point of contact for mini-grid developers, application processes, assessing applications, and IT platform.
Stichting Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion for Africa is registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam under number 84545526. Its work is guided by a set of policies.
CEI Africa’s activities are governed by a Supervisory Council and an Executive Board. The Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of the foundation.
Managing Director & CEO
Babette Stein von Kamienski
Head of Division and Infrastructure, Southern Africa
Impact Investment Expert
Triple Jump team
Rudolph El Bakkali
Senior Fund Accountant
ESG & Impact Manager
Legal Transaction Officer
Technical Assistance Manager
Managing Partner, Steering Committee and Investment Committee Member
Persistent Energy Capital
Principal, Co-lead Crowdlending Window and observer RBF Committee
Associate, Investment Associate Crowdlending Window
Clifford J. Aron
President and Founding Principal
Assistant Director, Off-Grid Fund Management
Assistant Director, Energy Access Finance
Director, Africa Transaction Advisory
Manager, Technical Assistance, Off-Grid Fund Management
Sr. Advisor, Productive Use of Energy, Off-Grid fund Management
Jossart Zozo Murhula
Legal and Compliance
CEI Africa’s work is guided by a set of policies and requires organizational information disclosure.