Company Profile

PASH Global (PASH) is an impact investor in the clean energy sector. PASH is a London headquartered company established in 2012 to develop, finance, build, operate and maintain power assets globally. PASH is looking to invest £1 billion over the next 5 years.

By embracing the latest innovations and technologies we aim to produce clean energy in an effective and efficient way with the emphasis on enhancing environmental impact and minimizing the cost of electricity.

PASH bring a wealth of expertise and insights to sustainable power projects. While our main focus is to develop bespoke power solutions for the commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, we also develop utility scale projects for governments around the world.

PASH has a highly experienced management and technical team with extensive development and execution expertise including involvement in over £100bn in energy and infrastructure transactions on every continent. The management team brings more than 100 years collectively of project finance, private equity, engineering, construction, operational and maintenance experience.

Our offering includes delivering small and large-scale projects based on:

  • Renewables such as Solar PV, Wind Energy, Biomass, Biogas and Hydroelectric and Geothermal.
  • Solar Diesel Hybrid.
  • Liquid Fuels to Power.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Power.
  • Waste Heat Recovery.
  • Battery Storage System.
  • Retrofitting or converting existing power assets to run on cleaner, more efficient and cheaper fuel sources to reduce the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) to the end user.


Board Members and Directors

Kofi Owusu-Bempah
Kofi Owusu-Bempah
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

Kofi is in charge of PASH’s strategic development. He co-founded PASH and manages the Project development teams focused on the structuring, transaction management, legal and financing aspects of PASH’s Projects. Prior to PASH, Kofi practised law as an international energy and infrastructure lawyer for over 10 years in private practice and while working for a private equity firm. In private practice he focused on renewable energy, project finance, energy and infrastructure related transactions, international banking transactions, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Kofi has advised Governments, public sector entities, sponsors and lenders in connection with major projects and corporate and finance transactions and has also advised clients in the oil and gas sector.
Since 2009, Kofi has closed over 1 GW of renewable energy projects (including acquisitions), working closely with major international lenders and corporate entities on projects all over the world.

Valentine Chitalu
Valentine Chitalu
Executive Chairman

Valentine has 20 years experience in the fields of private equity, privatisation, merchant banking, corporate finance, accounting, auditing, development economics, capital markets and business development in transitional economies. Valentine currently serves on the Board Commonwealth Development Corporation CDC Group, a public limited company, development financial institution whose shares are owned by the United Kingdom Government. Mr. Chitalu serves as the Chairman of Phatisa Fund Managers L.L.C, that runs $200m Africa Agribusiness Fund and $45m Social Housing Fund. Before becoming an entrepreneur in 2004, served as a Central African Executive Director of CDC (formerly, Commonwealth Development Corporation). Mr. Chitalu joined CDC Group Plc in July 1999, specializing in deals origination throughout Southern Africa and portfolio management in Zambia and Malawi. He served as a Regional Director of CDC/Actis until December 2003. Mr. Chitalu also holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Politics of Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. He graduated with an M. Phil in Development Economics from Kings College, University of Cambridge in 1987.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
Commercial Director

Paul has over 5 years experience in the renewable market where he has secured land and permits for developers as well as sourced over 300MW of projects for clients. Paul has working in the Philippines, UK, African and Eastern Europe. Prior to working in the renewable sector Paul gained over 25 years executive level management experience working in International markets in the IT sector with Blue Chip companies such as Motorola, Case Communications, Newbridge Networks, Ericsson, Alcatel and NCR. He specialised, initially in business development for new products, acquisition integration and latterly Divisional General Management. During his tenure in this sector he established a reputation for the successful restructuring and return to profit of many failing divisions and headed a number of company acquisitions. Operating his own interim Management Consultancy for the last 7 years. Working in the renewable sector for 18 month as Sales and Marketing Director, he was responsible for a sales and marketing operation which successfully identified and developed, a substantial project pipeline resulting in some 60 MW of consented projects. He also held the post of Commercial Director and latterly Chief Operations Officer prior to joining Pash. He is current responsibilities focus on acquisition of development projects in international markets and heads our Anaerobic digestion (AD) activities in the UK. Paul trained as a Polymer Technologist and holds an LRIC.

Ahmed Khattab
Ahmed Khattab
Technical Director

Ahmed is responsible for all technical matters in PASH including the implementation strategy. He is also responsible for design, engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance. Ahmed has more than 10 years of experience in electrical design, including Diesel, HFO, LFO and Natural Gas reciprocating high speed and medium speed Generator Sets. He also has vast expertise in designing wind, solar and hybrid power plants as well as DC hybrid units for telecom applications in a number of African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Tanzania and Egypt.

Jeffrey Blege
Jeffrey Blege
Project Director

Jeffrey is responsible for managing the development process across internal and external stakeholders; including, but not limited to government agencies, financiers, law firms, insurers, as well as the project offtakers. Jeffrey is also heavily involved in sourcing financing for projects.

Prior to joining PASH Jeffrey spent over 6 years at J.P. Morgan in London within their Corporate & Investment Bank division as a Banker covering Public Sector clients in the Middle East, with a focus on Sovereign Wealth Funds in the GCC. He also coordinated closely with sub-Saharan Africa coverage to identify opportunities to grow the Public Sector book and to create strategies for further penetration of the existing client portfolio. In addition to primary coverage of Public Sector Clients, Jeffrey also provided coverage for Banks in the Qatari market

Jeffrey obtained a Master’s degree in Banking and International Finance Law at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Essex.


Marketing and PR

Kateryna Derkachenko
Kateryna Derkachenko
PR and Communications Manager

Kateryna has over 5 years’ experience in PR & Marketing in the UK and Ukrainian markets. In Ukraine, she governed Customer Experience activities for brands such as Volvo, Porsche, Jaguar and Landover. In the UK market Kateryna conducted Marketing Activities for brands such as MINI and BMW. Now working in the renewable sector as a PR and Marketing Manager, she is responsible for promotional activities at PASH. Her current duties focus on developing and building relationships with key local energy companies, handle media enquiries and draft and issue press announcements and corporate documents.