Nala Renewables names Jasandra Nyker as CEO


Nala Renewables, the joint venture between Trafigura and global institutional fund manager IFM Investors, has appointed Jasandra Nyker as chief executive officer, it said on March 30

GENEVA, Switzerland - March 29, 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) - 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.