For more than 25 years, we have been working side-by-side with the power, oil & gas and mining industry to successfully deliver projects across Africa.
From the most remote rural locations like Kigutu to the streets of the suburbs, from the heart of buzzing cities like Dakar to the most isolated and challenging wilderness terrains, we are committed to creating a bright future for our clients and the communities we serve. They are at the heart of everything we do.
Responding to the climate crisis and changing lifestyle conditions, we continue our evolution as an Energy Sector focused group of companies delivering contracting solutions, developing transitional and reduced carbon output energy projects as well as investing in female founded energy related companies, with a mission to contribute to a more sustainable energy future.
We believe that through collaboration we can influence a new energy era in which the world can become more sustainable.
We endeavour to deliver best in class solutions, delivering infrastructure of an unequalled quality. It means having the best-qualified and most capable people. It means demonstrating attitudes and business ethics that inspire others. And it means ensuring that our health, safety, and environmental management systems set the standards for our industry.
Our values produce the cultural soil from which our strategy can take root to create growth.
They are a guiding force in everything we do, and we showcase them to the people around us by demonstrating them in the way we go about our daily work. They are what support the vision, shape the culture, and reflect what we treasure.
Openness, innovation, and sustainability are key to everything we do. Guided by our values, our approach helps us to shape the future of the energy sector while building a more resilient Africa.
With an extensive network, our deep expertise and local insights make us a resilient and trusted partner across the continent.
Rooted for more than 25 years in Africa and proud of our contributions to increased energy infrastructure and energy access, we are committed to listening to community stakeholders, understanding their unique needs, and adapting to the local environment.
Our experts identify risks and opportunities of each project, assess potential impacts of our work to facilitate global and intra-African investment and collaboration for the long-term.
- Large sub-Saharan footprint and Africa focus
- In-country connections and expertise in more than 12 African countries (and growing...)
- High focus on international quality standards
- Certified IMS systems
- Local content focused
HUMANS OF CSI ENERGY GROUP
Our aim is to be one of the most diverse and inclusive organisations in Africa, a place where everyone feels valued and respected. Meet the faces who drive the companies’ energy.
- Leadership Team
Our people are essential to successfully deliver our strategy and sustain business performance over the long term. Performing competitively in the evolving energy landscape requires competent and empowered people working together across CSI Energy Group. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce coupled with inclusive leadership generates safer and superior performance.
Combining the skill sets and experience of our entire workforce allows us to hand over high quality, safe, efficient, and operation-ready facilities to our clients.
Mike is a seasoned project management and logistics professional with over 25 years of experience, managing parallel projects in Africa.
As Projects Director, Mike leads all the Group's contracting business cluster Projects across all sectors: Power & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables. His extensive experience in the industry enables him to manage projects up to EPC of USD 52M, with a high focus on healthy, safety (HSE) and environment and quality assurance and quality control management (QAQC), ensuring delivery of projects up to international standards.
Throughout his career, Mike held various senior leadership roles across various industries in Africa and successfully led the completion of major projects, including the construction of over 2,000km of roads in South Sudan, the construction of over 200MW of Geothermal Power and managing sites with up to 1,550 staff.
Holder of a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering from Rycotewood College (UK), Mike believes in people, leading and uniting teams to successfully reach a common goal. If not on site, you will find Mike traveling the world to discover new cultures or training for the next triathlon.
Group Marketing & Communication Manager
Stephane is a branding and marketing specialist with over 10 years of experience acting as brand guardian for several local and international brands, across various industries.
As Group Marketing & Communication Manager, he leads and drives impactful marketing and communication strategies that align with the company's vision and mission in Africa. Responsible for developing and executing innovative and culturally relevant marketing campaigns, messaging, and communication plans that resonate with diverse audiences across the continent.
His focus is on creating strategies that have a positive impact on communities in Africa, while increasing brand awareness and driving growth. Working closely with other teams to develop content that tells the story of the company's impact and values, while maintaining a consistent brand identity across all channels.
Prior to joining CSI Energy Group in 2021, Stephane served as Head Strategist: Advertising, Digital & PR at Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants Mauritius, part of Africa’s largest and most respected reputational management consultancies and Ketchum’s Exclusive affiliation in Africa, managing a portfolio of local and international clients in diverse industries, ranging from Corporate, FMCG, Finance and Hospitality.
Holder of a Double Major Bachelor in Commerce, Management and Marketing, from Curtin University (Australia), he has deep expertise in marketing and communication, market research, media buying, sales, public relations, social media, digital marketing, and events.
Based in Mauritius, Stephane has a curious mind that constantly challenges the status quo with new ideas, and is always eager to learn. He is a photography and travel passionate, mixing both to tell visual stories.
Chief Executive Officer
Founding member of CSI Energy Group, Chris is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and investor in people. He started his career in the early 1990s in the UK electrical contracting industry and is now contributing to the sustainable growth of the African continent.
As CEO of CSI Energy Group, Chris has transformed the organisation into a diversified African centric of companies offering sustainable solutions within the energy sector across Africa.
Visionary leader, he leads the development and execution of long-term strategies with the goal of increasing shareholder value. His leadership has been instrumental and enabled the Group to deliver a significant number of complex and high specification projects to international standards for clients in the Oil & Gas, Mining, Power & Infrastructure and Renewables sectors.
Throughout his career, Chris demonstrated a strong track record in initiating and leading change, driving results, strengthening operational risk and compliance, and innovating amid a rapidly evolving energy landscape. He is the driving force of sustainable business growth and profitability, continuous improvement, and client recognition for contribution to health and safety awareness, support of community initiatives for children living with HIV, Autism, skin colour disorder and Cancers.
An outspoken advocate for gender equity, Chris aims to drive more diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure industry and is committed to the success of people through successful development of management and improvement plans for the company’s entire workforce.
Chief Financial Officer
Dominique is a seasoned financial and operational professional with more than 15 years of experience in using creative vision and excellent insight into company management.
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dominique is responsible for CSI Energy Group’s financial functions, including corporate, affiliate and subsidiary offices across Africa and is instrumental in leading the organisation’s corporate finance strategy. With a deep understanding of financial reporting and compliance, she also works closely with the CEO and other leaders to develop and implement the company’s strategic goals, critical to the company’s growth and success.
Prior to joining CSI Energy Group in 2022, she previously held financial / operational roles in various companies including Stryker, Congo Equipment (CAT) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Throughout her career, she has developed significant operational management experience in multinationals organisations operating in both Europe and Africa.
Dominique holds an MSc in Economics from HEC Lausanne (Switzerland), and a certification in blockchain technology and decentralised finance from University of Geneva. She is also a certified Master in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
A supporter of women empowerment, Dominique is the co-founder of WOWanted, an initiative dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs in the Indian Ocean. She is passionate about sustainability, creating growth and is dedicated to increase gender equity in the energy sector.
Executive Assistant to CEO
Kamla is a meticulous, task-driven Executive Assistant with more than 15 years of administrative experience in supporting C-level executives.
As a member of the Executive Team, Kamla provides administrative and management support to the CEO and to the Board of Directors, as well as manages the Mauritius Office Administration.
With a First-Class Honours Degree in Management Studies from University of Mauritius, and more than 15 years’ experience in Executive/Administrative Assistant roles, most recently with State Informatics Limited in Mauritius, Kamla brings extensive experience to the CEO Office.
Throughout her career, she has demonstrated proven skills in providing support to Executives internationally, assisting in technology improvement, board facilitation and the elaboration of corporate strategy, including the implementation of its action plan.
Based in Mauritius, Kamla values spending time with her family and enjoys expressing herself creatively through art and abstract.
Managing Director - Tanzania
Entrepreneur and Senior Executive, Jon is an Icelandic marine engineer with more than 35 years’ experience developing and leading multinational businesses.
As Managing Director of CSI Energy Group Tanzania, Jon handles the company’s day-to-day operations and ensures everything runs as efficiently as possible to achieve set objectives. He brings many years of experience in business leadership and provides inspiration, motivation, and guidance to the team.
Prior to joining CSI Energy Group, Jon held various senior leadership roles in Africa and Iceland, where he applied his strong leadership skills by developing and managing international companies across diverse sectors including energy, food, medical and marine industries. He served as Managing Director/COO at Pan African Health Foundation in Nigeria and General Manager at Humall Seafood in Iceland.
Based in Tanzania, Jon is a Qualified Marine Engineer from the Marine Engineering College of Iceland. He is a healthy lifestyle advocate and focused on improving personal health habits and impacting the lives of those around him.
Irfan is a Mechanical Engineer with over 9 years of experience in the construction industry and has led the development of major projects in Africa, from project development, right from design stage till commissioning stage.
As Commercial Manager, Irfan is responsible for the Planning and Controls, Contracts, Commercial, Tender Estimation and Procurement of the CSI Energy Group’s Contracting business cluster across Africa. Well versed to construction procedures and methodologies, he has been working on projects of international standards with EPC Contractors and Main Contractors for a spectrum of industries, including malls, hospitals, power plants, airports and palaces.
Earlier in his career, Irfan served as MEP Planning Engineer at Drake and Scull Qatar, Senior Planning Engineer and Delay claim analyst at Urbacon Trading & Contracting, managing all subcontractor related to MEP, ELV, conveying system Planning for Design & Build VVIP Lusail Palace Project (contract value: 3.6 Billion Qatar riyal) and responsible for Delay claims for UCC Company. He worked on various international projects, including Mall of Qatar, Dar es Salaam
Tanzania International Airport, Kilimanjaro Tanzania International Airport, Kinyerezi II 240 MW CCPP and Kinyerezi I Extension Power Plant.
A true supporter of talent development, Irfan has been leading and training fresh graduates involved in the different Group’s projects. Holder of a Bachelor of Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan), Irfan believes human development and infrastructure can touch peoples’ lives for the better.
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Natacha is an impact entrepreneur and intrapreneur, with more than 16 years of experience in building businesses from the ground up, in various fields such as engineering, global finance and innovation consulting.
With her unique perspective and an unyielding drive to inspire greater giving and create a brighter and sustainable future, she is responsible for overseeing the company's strategic planning process, as well as driving major business transformation initiatives to enable growth, efficiency, and competitive advantage.
Prior to joining CSI Energy Group, she was serving as Chief Transformation and Support Services Officer at Eagle Insurance, Natacha is also the co-founder of Red Dot, an innovation consultancy firm. Throughout her career, Natacha has held several senior leadership roles in different sectors, from COO of Apave Indian Ocean Ltd to Deputy CEO of Safyr Utilis Ltd, a Management Company.
She is also an independent director on the Board of Attitude Property Ltd, La Trobe Ltd, an FMCG importer, manufacturer and distributor, and of the NGO TIPA. Natacha is the founder of the Board of Good, a collective of 300 women leaders publicly candidates to directorship positions on the board of profit making or non-profit organisations in Mauritius.
She strongly believes in the power of business as a force for good and the key roles innovation and transformation have in solving economical, societal or environmental challenges. For Natacha, a sustainable future is shaped when decision-makers lead with empathy, care, kindness and a constant drive to bring value in people's lives and to the society at large.
Group Finance Director
Musharraf is an accomplished finance professional with over 20 years of experience and expertise in various industries from Oil and Gas, Trade, Mining Services and Global Business (financial services). His experience is built on over a decade of international experience, working in various countries, including Africa, and managing people in different jurisdictions.
As Group Finance Director, he is responsible for the overall financial health of the group, overlooking the finance and accounting requirements, audit planning, managing the financial and monetary aspect of the business, reviewing financial documents and leading the implementation of processes and policies. He also leads a team of finance professionals and works closely with other departments to ensure the company’s financial goals are aligned with its overall business objectives.
Prior to joining CSI Energy Group, Musharraf was Director of Client Accounting and Projects at TrustQore and has been on the international petroleum scene for PETRONAS, a multinational Oil and Gas company managing a portfolio of African countries ensuring timely management reporting, tax and statutory compliance.
A Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Musharraf truly believes in family bonds and building relationships with the ability to nurture, finding a right mix between professional and personal responsibilities and try to blend in a work-life integration concept.
Chief Operating Officer
Laurent is a seasoned corporate executive with over 30 years of international experience, and a solid track record of driving operational excellence, optimizing processes, and implementing innovative solutions that have led to improved efficiencies, reduced costs, and increased profitability.
As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Laurent oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, ensuring that all departments and functions are aligned with the organization’s overall strategy and goals, ensuring we continue to drive scale and growth in the region and beyond. With his impressive reputation for execution and achieving results, he works closely with the CEO and other top executives to develop and execute the company’s strategic plan, ensuring that the operations are aligned with the overall objectives and goals.
Prior to joining CSI Energy Group in 2023, Laurent held various senior leadership roles in blue chips companies, from Technip, Total, Kelvion, to Alcatel and was CEO of an EPC company in Nigeria. French born, Laurent is a graduated engineer and holds an MBA in General management from INSEAD Fontainebleau / Singapore as well as an MBA in Corporate Finance from FGV Brazil. He truly values the sharing of ideas and out of the box thinking, with a view to create sustainable solutions that can positively impact the society and bring new energy streams to improve the lives of people.