Paul Kunert

Chief Executive Officer, Joule Africa


Paul has been working with Joule Africa since May 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. Paul has 20 years’ experience in project finance, of which 17 years is in developing, financing, and managing power generation and distribution projects in Africa, with CDC, Actis and Globeleq. As Head of Business Development for Africa at Globeleq, Paul led its successful six-fold growth from 2009 to 2015, and until 2013 oversaw asset management and operations at all Globeleq’s facilities in Africa. As chief executive at Songas in Tanzania from 2003 to 2007 he led the business to successful completion of construction, expansion and commercial operations. He also led the acquisition and / or development of various projects in Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. Prior to joining CDC in 1999, Paul was with Ernst & Young, where he qualified as a chartered accountant and joined its project finance advisory business.
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