Company Profile

PASH Global (PASH) is an impact investor in the clean energy sector backed by the Trafigura Group. 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.

Team

Board Members and Directors

Kofi Owusu-Bempah
Kofi Owusu-Bempah
Founder and Managing Partner

Kofi focuses on structuring, transaction management and financing and is also the PASH group general counsel. Prior to PASH, Kofi practised law as an international energy and infrastructure lawyer for over 10 years. In private practice he focused on renewable energy, project finance, energy and infrastructure related transactions, international banking transactions, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He 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. The largest was a 125MW Solar PV project in Italy with the arrangement of Euro 500million of debt financing from China Development Bank in which Kofi was involved from inception to financial close and beyond.

Vine Mwense
Vine Mwense
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Vine has vast senior project development, project finance and private equity experience globally. He is adept at negotiating, financing project developments in energy with more than 1GMW of renewables successfully completed. Vine previously led a number of developments as a Project Manager, most notably the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project under construction in Kenya. He has also served on the board of Copperbelt Energy Cooperation Plc. (CEC: ZL) a leading African power company and developer based in Zambia, listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation exceeding $200 million as a Non-Executive Director Alternate.

David Whittaker
David Whittaker
Chief Financial Director

David has been involved in power generation project finance transactions, totalling over 1GW, for more than 25 years. At the project and corporate finance units of both PwC and Ernst Young, he supported and led numerous projects in both the UK and emerging markets to financial closure. Additionally, he has provided financial management and control for operational PPPs/Project Financings for such sponsors as Amey Ventures and Centrica in the UK. He has led numerous training seminars on both project finance and PPPs.

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.

Developers

Adrian Pike
Adrian Pike
Advisor

With a career in the energy, telecoms and renewables sector spanning over 30 years, Adrian’s path to success started with one of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). In 2010 Adrian left to start up his own energy efficiency company, Anesco, which developed into one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. Under his leadership Anesco spearheaded the development of energy efficiency, renewables and battery storage in the UK and was named as one of the world’s top 100 clean tech companies for four consecutive years. Adrian holds chairmanships with Enviromena, the leading developer of solar PV plants in the Middle East and Africa and InstaVolt, which is installing 3,000 rapid electric vehicles chargers across the UK using machines from its partner, Chargepoint.

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.