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Our Story

Our story is deeply rooted in the continent's soil, beginning in 1978 with the establishment of Coastal Steel Industries. This humble beginning marked the first chapter of what would become a transformative journey towards enabling Africa's Just Energy Transition.

With deep roots and extensive experience in Africa, we leverage our understanding of local dynamics to improve access to electricity.

Hear from Chris Glasson, Founder & Group CEO

Our Culture

At CSI Energy Group, our culture is the heartbeat of our operations, shaping every aspect of how we work and interact. Through dedicated internal sessions, we have collaboratively defined a culture that reflects our values, our people, and our unwavering commitment to excellence.

African Footprint

With an extensive network, our deep expertise and local insights make us a trusted EPC, O&M and energy development partner across Africa.

Large sub-Saharan footprint and local expertise
High focus on international quality standards (ISO Certified 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 45001:2018)
+25 years of experience, +200 projects completed
Certified IMS systems
In-country connections and trusted partners
Local content focused. We ensure that our projects empower communities by prioritizing local resources and talent.
Ethiopia
Kenya
Tanzania
Zambia
Senegal
Nigeria
Mozambique
Rwanda
Burundi
Uganda
Ghana
Madagascar
Mauritius

Our People

We're committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and continuous learning, empowering our employees to reach their full potential. Our diverse workforce, drawn from various countries, brings a wealth of perspectives and strengths.

Kenya
Tanzania
Mauritius
United Kingdom
Ghana
Pakistan
Iceland
Nigeria
South Africa
France
India
Denmark
Board Members

Brian Muggeridge Andersen

Independent Director & Chairman

Chris Glasson

Executive Director, Founder & Group CEO

Patricia Aliphon

Independent Director

Nitin Collappen

Non Executive Director

Leon Van de Moortele

Independent Director & Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Natacha Emilien 

Executive Director

Executive Team

Natacha Emilien

Deputy Group CEO

Musharraf Dilmahamood

Group Finance Director

Stephane Lamvohee

Group Marketing & Communication Manager

Benoît Bénicourt

Project Director - Development

Gaëtan d'Oysonville

Managing Director - Contracting

Rose Marcon

Senior Quality Manager & Internal Auditor

PMO Office Management

Gaëtan d'Oysonville

Managing Director - Contracting

Mutalemwa Kalangari

Commercial Supervisor

Irfan Lodhi

Regional Operations Manager

Winfrida Swai

Planning Manager

Christine Nafula

Sustainability Manager

Musharraf Dilmahamood

Group Finance Director

Leadership Team

Eric Flavian

Group Financial Controller

Sarah Burns

ESG Director

Bushman Denya

Mechanical Lead - Tanzania

Ritha Augustine

Legal, Corporate Affairs & HR Manager - Tanzania

Fortuna Thobias

QC Civil Support - Tanzania

Mary Thadeus

Deputy Country Manager - Tanzania

Anna Mhina

HSE Supervisor - Tanzania

Lilian Tarimo

Electrical Engineer - Tanzania

Ajmal Saifudeen

Chief Technology Consultant

Parab Sahadeo

Senior Finance Manager - Kenya

Benedict Omollo

Civil Lead Engineer - Kenya

Edward Mwangi 

Mechanical Supervisor - Kenya

Renato Salcedo

Planning Engineer - Kenya

Prashannath Shanmunglin

Procurement Manager - Kenya

Bramwel Barasa

QAQC Manager - Kenya

Khartic Gopal 

Regional Engineering and QAQC Manager - Kenya 

Brian Muggeridge Andersen

Independent Director & Chairman

Meet Brian, Independent Director and Chairman of the Board. With over 25 years of experience in emerging markets, Brian has built a distinguished career in investments, transactions, business development, growth, and project management across the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Brian's extensive experience includes direct financing of companies through private equity and lending, as well as investments in local capital markets. He has collaborated with financial institutions, small and large businesses, and organizations across various industries, including port infrastructure, conventional and renewable energy, real estate, FMCG, hotel construction and operation, farming, livestock, ICT, and private equity.

 

At CSI Energy Group, Brian leverages his wealth of experience to manage investments and projects from lead origination through due diligence and contract negotiation to financial close and portfolio management. His expertise in representing shareholder interests on numerous boards is invaluable, with a strong focus on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and strategic development.

 

Brian’s strategic vision and leadership play a crucial role in driving the growth and success of CSI Energy Group, ensuring that the company remains at the forefront of sustainable development and corporate excellence. His dedication to fostering robust corporate governance and social responsibility underpins his commitment to creating lasting value for all stakeholders.

Chris Glasson

Executive Director, Founder & Group CEO

You might catch Chris biking, swimming, or boxing, always striving for a healthy lifestyle. Despite his impressive accomplishments, he remains very laid-back and approachable. A firm believer in people's potential and a champion for women's empowerment, Chris is dedicated to making a positive impact in every endeavor. As an entrepreneur and investor, his passion for fostering growth and development shines through.

 

Chris is the Founder and Group CEO of CSI Energy Group, where he has led the organization from a single service company to a diversified company with three business clusters. His visionary leadership drives the development and execution of long-term strategies aimed at increasing shareholder value. Under his guidance, CSI Energy Group has delivered numerous complex, high-specification projects to international standards for clients in the Oil & Gas, Mining, Power & Infrastructure, and Renewables sectors.

 

In addition to leading CSI Energy Group, Chris founded Endelevu, an investment-focused company. His career began in the early 1990s in the UK electrical contracting industry, and he has since dedicated himself to contributing to the sustainable growth of the African continent. Chris has a strong track record of initiating and leading change, driving results, strengthening operational risk and compliance, and innovating within the rapidly evolving energy landscape.

 

Chris is the driving force behind sustainable business growth and profitability, continuous improvement, and client recognition for contributions to health and safety awareness. His commitment to the success of people is evident in the development of management and improvement plans for the company’s entire workforce.

Patricia Aliphon

Independent Director

Say hello to Patricia! A seasoned business strategist with 28 years of corporate experience across diverse industries, Patricia is dedicated to helping businesses realize their full potential. She is passionate about redefining growth curves, uncovering unseen opportunities, and enhancing competitive positions while aligning with global missions. Her work involves close collaboration with C-Suite executives, providing personal and professional coaching that brings clarity to intentions and nurtures a holistic approach where business imperatives meet human values.

 

Patricia is the founder of Zensense, a consultancy firm that helps organizations and businesses grow while maintaining healthy finances and optimized ROI. Zensense provides corporate training in leadership, communication, branding, and personal development. They offer tailored coaching programs for ambitious executives seeking leadership skills, career reinvention, and online branding. Patricia’s dedication to flawless execution and strategic growth makes her a valuable asset to any team she works with.

 

In addition to leading Zensense, Patricia serves as an Independent Director at CSI Energy Group. She drives sustainable actions for the future of our planet, leading ambitious individuals to walk the path of leadership authentically and serenely. Her leadership coaching encourages a blend of strategic business growth and a human-centric approach to leadership.

 

Earlier in her career, Patricia successfully co-handled project management for landmark hotels such as Prince Maurice in Mauritius and Lemuria in Seychelles. Her dedication to flawless execution led her to administrative and retail management roles with leading petroleum multinationals like ExxonMobil and Total for over 10 years. Recognizing the importance of digital marketing, she explored data-driven digital advertising and led digital teams to exceed their objectives, earning relevant certifications along the way.

 

Patricia firmly believes in giving back to the community and empowering women and young people to make their voices heard and utilize their innate skills to make a difference. By serving the business community, she aims to develop a new perspective where profitable businesses create a virtuous cycle that benefits the community and celebrates true dedication. Her mission is to foster environments where businesses not only thrive but also contribute positively to society.

 

Nitin Collappen

Non Executive Director

Meet Nitin! A passionate advocate for mentorship and corporate responsibility, Nitin is dedicated to using his extensive knowledge and network to support sustainable practices and community development. He believes in giving back to society by mentoring upcoming professionals, engaging in meaningful dialogues about corporate responsibility, and contributing thought-provoking articles to business publications. His commitment to making a positive impact on society and the world at large drives everything he does.

 

Nitin's professional journey includes his role as Director at Strafin Corporate, where he excels in providing strategic oversight and ethical governance. With an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, he brings extensive global experience, financial acumen, and a commitment to sustainable business practices. His deep understanding of diverse cultural and business environments, acquired through years of experience in Mauritius, the UK, and Bahrain, enables him to offer insightful guidance on operational efficiency and aligning stakeholders’ interests.

 

Additionally, Nitin serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of CSI Energy Group. His role in assisting companies navigate the complexities of global business is underpinned by a profound understanding of diverse cultural and business environments. His strategic insights and ethical governance are key to driving sustainable growth and operational excellence within the organizations he serves.

 

Throughout his career, Nitin has been dedicated to helping companies navigate the complexities of global business. His global exposure has enriched his professional acumen and allowed him to cultivate an extensive network of professionals across various industries. Nitin's blend of professional excellence and commitment to social responsibility makes him a valuable asset to CSI Energy Group and the broader business community.

 

Leon Van de Moortele

Independent Director & Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Meet Leon van de Moortele! With over 25 years of financial expertise and leadership, Leon serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at CSI Energy Group. Based in Mauritius, he brings a wealth of experience and a strategic mindset to the team.

 

Leon most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer at Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited, where he played a pivotal role in the successful listing of Grit on the London Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. His extensive experience across finance and accounting functions has consistently driven significant growth in every organization he has been a part of.

 

Beyond his financial acumen, Leon is known for his ability to manage teams across diverse geographies and develop cost-effective reporting frameworks that enhance organizational efficiency. His initial introduction to developing business in Africa within the aviation sector ignited a true passion for African business, which he continues to cultivate.

 

As a part of the Board at CSI Energy Group, Leon provides invaluable insight and oversight to ensure our strategies align with our goals and vision of enabling Africa's just energy transition. His depth of experience and leadership are crucial as we expand our impact and business across the African continent, driving sustainable growth and success.

Natacha Emilien 

Executive Director

Always smiling, Natacha brings a positive and inspiring energy wherever she goes. Her belief in the power of business as a force for good drives her to create a brighter and more sustainable future. With a passion for innovation and transformation, she is dedicated to solving economic, societal, and environmental challenges.

 

In her professional role, Natacha serves as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at CSI Energy Group. With over 18 years of experience in building businesses from the ground up across various fields such as engineering, global finance, and innovation consulting, she oversees the group strategies' design and implementation and drives major business transformation initiatives to enable growth, efficiency, and competitive advantage.

 

Before joining CSI Energy Group, Natacha held several senior leadership roles, including Chief Transformation and Support Services Officer at Eagle Insurance, COO of Apave Indian Ocean Ltd, and Deputy CEO of Safyr Utilis Ltd. She is also the co-founder of Red Dot, an innovation consultancy firm. Natacha's career is marked by her ability to inspire and lead major change, always with a focus on making a positive impact.

 

Beyond her executive roles, Natacha is an independent director on the boards of Attitude Property Ltd and of Aryze Ltd. She founded the Board of Good, a collective of 450 women leaders publicly seeking directorship positions on the boards of profit-making or non-profit organizations in Mauritius. Her leadership extends beyond her professional achievements, as she continuously strives to empower others and promote sustainable development through her various initiatives.

Natacha Emilien

Deputy Group CEO

Always smiling, Natacha brings a positive and inspiring energy wherever she goes. Her belief in the power of business as a force for good drives her to create a brighter and more sustainable future. With a passion for innovation and transformation, she is dedicated to solving economic, societal, and environmental challenges.

 

In her professional role, Natacha serves as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at CSI Energy Group. With over 18 years of experience in building businesses from the ground up across various fields such as engineering, global finance, and innovation consulting, she oversees the group strategies' design and implementation and drives major business transformation initiatives to enable growth, efficiency, and competitive advantage.

 

Before joining CSI Energy Group, Natacha held several senior leadership roles, including Chief Transformation and Support Services Officer at Eagle Insurance, COO of Apave Indian Ocean Ltd, and Deputy CEO of Safyr Utilis Ltd. She is also the co-founder of Red Dot, an innovation consultancy firm. Natacha's career is marked by her ability to inspire and lead major change, always with a focus on making a positive impact.

 

Beyond her executive roles, Natacha is an independent director on the boards of Attitude Property Ltd and of Aryze Ltd. She founded the Board of Good, a collective of 450 women leaders publicly seeking directorship positions on the boards of profit-making or non-profit organizations in Mauritius. Her leadership extends beyond her professional achievements, as she continuously strives to empower others and promote sustainable development through her various initiatives.

Musharraf Dilmahamood

Group Finance Director

Meet Musharraf! A firm believer in sharing thoughts and helping others find solutions, Musharraf finds joy in supporting those around him. To unwind, he swims twice a week, finding it the perfect way to detach and have some time to himself. His drive comes from his desire to make a meaningful impact, both personally and professionally.

 

In his professional role, Musharraf serves as the Group Finance Director at CSI Energy Group. He orchestrates financial strategies vital to the organization's overall financial health, growth, and success. His dynamic leadership extends to his previous roles, where he excelled as Director of Client Accounting and Projects at TrustQore (Mauritius) Ltd and as Group Financial Manager at Capital Drilling Limited, among others.

 

With a solid foundation in the oil and gas industry, including valuable tenure at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Musharraf brings a wealth of financial expertise to the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) sector. His experience and know-how in financial management are instrumental in driving CSI Energy Group's mission to enable Africa's energy transition.

 

As Group Finance Director, Musharraf leverages his financial acumen to spearhead strategic initiatives that align with CSI Energy Group's vision of making a positive impact on the continent. Through his leadership, he ensures that financial resources are allocated efficiently and effectively, maximizing the impact of CSI Energy Group's expertise in the EPC sector. Based in Mauritius, his cross-cultural skills position him as a valuable asset in navigating the complexities of multicultural environments. Musharraf’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement drives innovation within the organization, making him a cornerstone of CSI Energy Group's success.

 

 

Stephane Lamvohee

Group Marketing & Communication Manager

You can often find Stephane behind his camera, capturing moments and creating content that tells powerful stories. A passionate advocate for creativity with a purpose, he loves reading, and his affection for dogs adds warmth to his vibrant personality. Stephane’s dedication to authenticity and creativity is reflected in everything he does.

 

As the Group Marketing & Communication Manager at CSI Energy Group, he leads the Group’s brand, creativity, and content efforts, aiming to authentically establish a purpose-driven brand across Africa. Collaborating with internal and external cross-functional partners, he ensures that the brand philosophy is reflected in every aspect of the Group’s activities. Additionally, Stephane overlooks the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) efforts of the group, integrating sustainable practices and promoting corporate responsibility throughout the organization. Stephane is sensitive to the impact the organization can have on people and firmly believes in the potential of people doing good.

 

Before joining CSI Energy Group in 2021, Stephane was the Head Strategist for Advertising, Digital & PR at Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants Mauritius. This role was part of Africa’s largest and most respected reputational management consultancy and Ketchum’s exclusive affiliate in Africa. He managed a diverse portfolio of local and international clients across various industries, including Corporate, FMCG, Finance, and Hospitality.

 

Stephane holds a Double Major Bachelor in Commerce, Management, and Marketing from Curtin University (Australia) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM). Based in Mauritius, his creative approach and comprehensive experience make him an invaluable asset to CSI Energy Group. His love for people and belief in their potential to do good drive his efforts to create a positive and impactful organizational culture.

Benoît Bénicourt

Project Director - Development

Meet Benoît! With over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector, Benoît is a dynamic professional known for his strategic mindset and innovative approach. His passion for challenges, novelty, and discovery drives his commitment to excellence in every project he undertakes.

 

Professionally, Benoît has over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector, backed by a robust academic foundation. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering from ENSEA Engineering School in Cergy, France, and another Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA. Further enhancing his strategic and management skills, Benoît earned an MBA from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. As a certified engineer, these qualifications have provided a solid framework for his diverse professional experiences, including starting, operating, and consolidating businesses to ensure their stability and sustainability.

 

Benoît’s personal business venture, EXOSEAT, is a consultancy service through which he has lent his expertise to various entities. As part of a consulting agreement, Benoît serves as the Project Director for the Energy Development Cluster. His role is to enhance various operational aspects of the organization, marking the beginning of an exciting chapter with CSI Energy Group. Here, Benoît applies his international experience and knowledge in renewable energy to drive strategic initiatives forward.

 

Throughout his career, Benoît has been active in the renewables sector, starting with a role at a French IPP that expanded into a startup with over 500 employees. He has also been involved in establishing subsidiaries of this French IPP. His career has spanned several countries, including the United States, France, Reunion Island, Mauritius, Madagascar, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and more recently, various countries in Africa. This international footprint has further defined his modus operandi and business acumen, making him a valuable asset to CSI Energy Group.

Gaëtan d'Oysonville

Managing Director - Contracting

Meet Gaëtan d’Oysonville! With over 15 years of experience in the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of Oil & Gas facilities, Gaëtan is a seasoned professional known for his expertise in business development and project management. His extensive background includes managing high-value projects across the globe, from Paris to Moscow to the Yamal Peninsula in Russia, showcasing his ability to adapt and thrive in diverse environments.

Gaëtan’s academic journey laid a strong foundation for his career. He holds a Master of Engineering from Arts et Métiers ParisTech, with a specialization in fluids engineering and rotating machinery. This robust educational background has equipped him with the technical knowledge necessary to excel in his field. Additionally, Gaëtan is fluent in French, English, and Portuguese, with basic proficiency in German and beginner-level Russian, further enhancing his ability to navigate international projects.

In his most recent role as Project Manager at Plastic Energy, Gaëtan oversaw the construction of an end-of-life plastic recycling plant, managing the project from FEED to startup. His responsibilities included cost and planning management, procurement and expediting activities, and leading a team of 15 people. Prior to this, Gaëtan held senior positions on significant projects such as the Arctic LNG 2 Project and the Yamal LNG Project, where he was instrumental in construction and interface engineering, managing subcontractors, and coordinating complex logistical operations.

Gaëtan's diverse professional experiences have honed his skills in contract management, financial strategy, and technical tender processes. His ability to lead teams, manage third-party vendors, and ensure compliance with HSE standards has consistently contributed to the successful delivery of projects. Gaëtan’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, combined with his technical prowess and leadership capabilities, make him a valuable asset to our contracting cluster.

Rose Marcon

Senior Quality Manager & Internal Auditor

Meet Rose! Outside of work, Rose's life is a symphony of passions. She immerses herself in Carnatic classical music, playing the veena and honing her singing skills. Fascinated by the precision of music, she dedicates significant time to mastering rhythm and beats. An avid tennis player, she stays active and focused, and enjoys watching movies to support her daughter's studies in audiovisual. Rose cherishes quality time with her family, engaging in music sessions and spiritual activities. She also contributes to promoting ancient classical literature at a spiritual park and finds tranquility in practicing Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

 

Professionally, Rose serves as the Senior Quality Manager & Internal Auditor at CSI Energy Group. She brings over two decades of experience in quality and operational management across various industries, including engineering, call centers, and digital marketplaces. Her journey has been marked by a commitment to implementing and maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency.

 

Before joining CSI Energy Group, Rose held the position of COO at Inspexion.com, where she successfully implemented ISO 9001:2015 certification, developed key performance indicators (KPIs), and managed customer satisfaction and platform processes. Her role was pivotal in driving the growth and success of the company by ensuring operational excellence and high standards of quality.

 

Earlier in her career, Rose served as the Quality Director at COMDATA Madagascar, where she led the establishment of operations, implemented ISO 18295 within the processing center, and cultivated a team culture focused on quality and results. She also played a significant role in various other positions, such as Senior Quality Project Manager at IBL Energy and Engineering Manager at Manser Saxon Contracting – IBL Group.

 

Rose holds an engineering degree in Water Treatment from Paul Sabatier University, a Master's degree in Science in Water Treatment from Limoges University, and a degree in Hydro-sanitation from the University of Montpellier. Her extensive educational background and professional experience make her a valuable asset in driving quality and operational excellence at CSI Energy Group.

Gaëtan d'Oysonville

Managing Director - Contracting

Meet Gaëtan d’Oysonville! With over 15 years of experience in the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of Oil & Gas facilities, Gaëtan is a seasoned professional known for his expertise in business development and project management. His extensive background includes managing high-value projects across the globe, from Paris to Moscow to the Yamal Peninsula in Russia, showcasing his ability to adapt and thrive in diverse environments.

 

Gaëtan’s academic journey laid a strong foundation for his career. He holds a Master of Engineering from Arts et Métiers ParisTech, with a specialization in fluids engineering and rotating machinery. This robust educational background has equipped him with the technical knowledge necessary to excel in his field. Additionally, Gaëtan is fluent in French, English, and Portuguese, with basic proficiency in German and beginner-level Russian, further enhancing his ability to navigate international projects.

 

In his most recent role as Project Manager at Plastic Energy, Gaëtan oversaw the construction of an end-of-life plastic recycling plant, managing the project from FEED to startup. His responsibilities included cost and planning management, procurement and expediting activities, and leading a team of 15 people. Prior to this, Gaëtan held senior positions on significant projects such as the Arctic LNG 2 Project and the Yamal LNG Project, where he was instrumental in construction and interface engineering, managing subcontractors, and coordinating complex logistical operations.

 

Gaëtan's diverse professional experiences have honed his skills in contract management, financial strategy, and technical tender processes. His ability to lead teams, manage third-party vendors, and ensure compliance with HSE standards has consistently contributed to the successful delivery of projects. Gaëtan’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, combined with his technical prowess and leadership capabilities, make him a valuable asset to our contracting cluster.

Mutalemwa Kalangari

Commercial Supervisor

Meet Mutalemwa, the proud father of three wonderful children: two beautiful girls, Haven and Eemelia, and one charming boy, Darius. His family's bond is unbreakable, forged through love, laughter, and countless cherished moments. Every workday, he starts at 6:00 AM, helps his children prepare for school, and then meticulously reviews his to-do list, embodying a structured and disciplined routine.

 

In his professional role, Mutalemwa serves as the Commercial Supervisor at CSI Energy Group. With over 14 years of experience in the construction industry, he focuses on reducing costs and enhancing organizational efficiency and impact on projects. His passion lies in meticulously managing costs, ensuring project efficiency, and contributing to successful project delivery. He oversees various aspects of commercial operations, sales, and client management, including strategy development, client relationship management, contract negotiation, market analysis, regulatory compliance, and business development.

 

Mutalemwa holds a Bachelor in Building Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam and is a Professional Quantity Surveyor. He holds the distinction of Registered Quantity Surveyor from the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Tanzania and is an esteemed member of the Tanzania Institute of Quantity Surveyors (TIQS), contributing to the professional growth and development of the field.

 

Since joining CSI Energy Group in 2018, Mutalemwa has been based in Tanzania and has worked on several high-profile projects across Africa. These include the Kinyerezi II 240MW Combined Cycle Power Station in Dar es Salaam, the Kinyerezi I 185MW Power Station Extension Project in Dar es Salaam, the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation, and Drainage Project in Zambia, the Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminal III Electrical Package in Dar es Salaam, and the Women Health Pavilion Hospital, Kigutu Burundi MEP Package in Burundi. His expertise and dedication make him an invaluable asset to CSI Energy Group.

Irfan Lodhi

Regional Operations Manager

Irfan is a true supporter of talent development, leading and training fresh graduates involved in different group projects. He believes that human development and infrastructure can significantly improve people's lives, and he is committed to fostering growth and excellence in his team. Outside of work, you might find him excelling at the snooker table, where his precision and strategy shine just as brightly.

 

In his professional role, Irfan serves as the Regional Operations Manager at CSI Energy Group. He oversees the overall operations of the projects within the company's Contracting business cluster across Africa. With a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from NED University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan), Irfan is well-versed in construction procedures and methodologies. He has worked on projects of international standards with EPC Contractors and Main Contractors across a spectrum of industries, including malls, hospitals, power plants, substations, High Voltage Transmission line, airports, and VVIP palaces. He leads and manages a team for estimation and tendering, actively collaborating with the Business Development Cluster to provide essential support.

 

Earlier in his career, Irfan served as an MEP Planning Engineer at Drake and Scull Qatar, and as a Senior Planning Engineer and Delay Claim Analyst at Urbacon Trading & Contracting. His experience spans various international projects, including the Mall of Qatar, Dar es Salaam Tanzania International Airport, Kilimanjaro Tanzania International Airport, Kinyerezi II 240 MW CCPP Tanzania, Kinyerezi I Extension Power Plant Tanzania, Lusaka Pumping Station Project Zambia, Olkaria 1 Additional Unit 6 Project Kenya, VVIP Lusail Palace Qatar and Ahafo 161kV Transmission line Ghana.

 

Irfan's dedication to excellence is evident in every project he undertakes. His commitment to clear communication and adherence to best practices ensures that all projects meet the highest standards of quality and safety. His leadership and expertise make him an invaluable asset to CSI Energy Group.

Winfrida Swai

Planning Manager

Winfrida, a lover of movies, good food, business, and a good night's sleep, Winfrida is an electrical engineer who thrives on meeting new challenges with responsibility and dedication. She enjoys finding balance between her professional drive and personal interests, making the most out of both worlds.

 

She currently holds the role of Planning Manager at CSI Energy Group, where she is responsible for driving the successful execution of energy EPC projects by meticulously planning, coordinating, and controlling project activities. She develops and maintains project schedules, manages resource allocation, and implements cost control strategies. Her role is pivotal in optimizing project efficiency, meeting deadlines, and delivering high-quality outcomes in alignment with client expectations and organizational objectives.

 

With a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from St. Joseph College of Engineering and Technology, Winfrida is also pursuing a Master of Science in Project Management at Ardhi University. She is registered by the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) as a Professional Engineer, showcasing her dedication to continuous professional development and excellence.

 

Winfrida has been with CSI Energy Group for 8 years, evolving through various roles and working on key projects like the design and construction of Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminal-3 in Dar es Salaam and the electrical and mechanical erection works of the 240MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Kinyerezi II in Tanzania. Her extensive experience and commitment to her field make her an invaluable asset to the team, ensuring the successful delivery of complex projects.

 

Christine Nafula

Sustainability Manager

Meet Christine! When she is not on site ensuring the safety of our teams, Christine loves spending time with her family and listening to podcasts. Her dedication to both her professional and personal life showcases her commitment to fostering a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

 

Christine currently holds the role of Sustainability Manager at CSI Energy Group. Additionally, she oversees HSE intiatives at the different projects within the Group. Christine is responsible for building a strong safety culture for a team of more than 200 employees. Her expertise extends to promoting safety awareness and accountability, providing advice to on-site personnel, and coordinating with site teams for daily inspections. She also takes charge of the testing and inspection of materials, equipment, instruments, and activities to ensure compliance with procedures.

 

Christine holds an International General Certificate from Nebosh in Workplace Safety and Health, a Certificate in First Aid, HIV Awareness and Peer Education, and a Certificate in Occupational HSE and Fire Fighting. These qualifications highlight her comprehensive knowledge and skills in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

 

In addition to her technical responsibilities, Christine is also responsible for training, coaching, mentoring, and collaborating with managerial teams to identify training needs and implement appropriate programs and initiatives. Her holistic approach to safety and sustainability makes her an invaluable asset to CSI Energy Group, driving the organization towards a safer and more sustainable future.

Musharraf Dilmahamood

Group Finance Director

Meet Musharraf! A firm believer in sharing thoughts and helping others find solutions, Musharraf finds joy in supporting those around him. To unwind, he swims twice a week, finding it the perfect way to detach and have some time to himself. His drive comes from his desire to make a meaningful impact, both personally and professionally.

 

In his professional role, Musharraf serves as the Group Finance Director at CSI Energy Group. He orchestrates financial strategies vital to the organization's overall financial health, growth, and success. His dynamic leadership extends to his previous roles, where he excelled as Director of Client Accounting and Projects at TrustQore (Mauritius) Ltd and as Group Financial Manager at Capital Drilling Limited, among others.

 

With a solid foundation in the oil and gas industry, including valuable tenure at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Musharraf brings a wealth of financial expertise to the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) sector. His experience and know-how in financial management are instrumental in driving CSI Energy Group's mission to enable Africa's energy transition.

 

As Group Finance Director, Musharraf leverages his financial acumen to spearhead strategic initiatives that align with CSI Energy Group's vision of making a positive impact on the continent. Through his leadership, he ensures that financial resources are allocated efficiently and effectively, maximizing the impact of CSI Energy Group's expertise in the EPC sector. Based in Mauritius, his cross-cultural skills position him as a valuable asset in navigating the complexities of multicultural environments. Musharraf’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement drives innovation within the organization, making him a cornerstone of CSI Energy Group's success.

Eric Flavian

Group Financial Controller

Jambo from Erick! A man with a deep passion for reading, Erick sees books as both an escape and a pathway to expanding his knowledge. In his free time, he is devoted to social work, striving to improve the lives of underprivileged kids and communities. This commitment to making a difference is a core part of who he is.

 

In his professional role, Erick serves as the Group Financial Controller at CSI Energy Group. Since joining in 2019, he has overseen the group’s day-to-day financial operations, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in all financial deliverables. With strategic financial insights, he supports cross-functional teams within the organization.

 

Before his tenure at CSI Energy Group, Erick built a strong foundation in the financial sector, holding key roles such as Cost Controller and Project Accountant in the Tanzanian market. His dedication to precision and ethical standards has always been a hallmark of his work.

 

Academically, Erick is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Management from Middlesex University. He also holds a Mini MBA in Strategy & Logistics from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, a Master’s Degree in Project Management, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The Open University of Tanzania. Now based in Mauritius, he continues to blend his professional expertise with his personal passion for community service, embodying a balance of knowledge, integrity, and compassion.

 

 

Sarah Burns

ESG Director

Meet Sarah! An avid hiker and horseback rider, Sarah loves spending her free time in nature, walking her dog, and unwinding with Netflix. She is deeply motivated by the energy and resilience of the African continent and believes in the immense potential that is often overlooked.

 

Sarah's professional journey is marked by a strong interest in impact measurement and monitoring, recognizing the importance of assessing the social and environmental impacts of projects and investments. This passion led her to pursue a DPhil at the University of Oxford, where her research focused on impact investing, sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility within the African context.

 

As the Founder and CEO of Nia Impact Consult, a boutique advisory firm based in Johannesburg and London, Sarah supports families, investors, and businesses in optimizing their environmental and social impact in the African market. She works closely with corporations and family offices, assisting them in developing and implementing their impact and ESG strategies.

 

Currently, Sarah serves as the ESG Director at CSI Energy Group under a consulting agreement. She brings a fresh perspective and innovative approach to lead the company's ESG efforts. With her rich background in driving sustainability and governance initiatives, Sarah spearheads the mission to integrate ESG principles into operations while driving positive social and environmental outcomes. Her unique insights and extensive experience make her a valuable asset in navigating the complexities of ESG in the African market.

 

Bushman Denya

Mechanical Lead - Tanzania

Meet Bushman! When he is not on site with the other team members, Bushman channels his energy into his passion for football. His dedication to teamwork and strategic thinking on the field mirrors his professional approach, making him a dynamic and effective leader in both arenas.

 

Bushman currently serves as the Mechanical Supervisor at CSI Energy Group on the Filtration Plant Installation at Barrick Goldmine North Mara Project in Tanzania. In this role, he manages workflow, trains new hires, creates and manages team schedules, reports to HSE and senior management, evaluates performance and provides feedback, identifies career advancement opportunities, and helps resolve employee issues and disputes. His leadership ensures that projects run smoothly and efficiently, fostering a productive and positive work environment.

 

With 30 years of experience, Bushman has worked on several significant projects across Africa, including the Kinyerezi 1 Power Plant Project, Kinyerezi II Power Plant Project, Kabul 100MW Power Plant Project, and Schlumberger Workshop Steel Erection in Mtwara. His extensive experience as a fitter and supervisor has equipped him with the skills and knowledge to handle complex mechanical installations and lead teams effectively. He is one of the oldest employees at CSI Energy Group, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the company's values and operations.

 

Bushman has pursued training in Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA), fire extinguishment techniques, and Industrial First Aid. These qualifications underscore his commitment to maintaining high safety standards and ensuring the well-being of his team. Bushman's blend of practical experience, leadership skills, and dedication to safety makes him an invaluable asset to CSI Energy Group, driving success and excellence in every project he undertakes.

Ritha Augustine

Legal, Corporate Affairs & HR Manager - Tanzania

Meet Ritha! Bubbly by nature, Rita is passionate about travelling and sports. She aspires to discovering different countries and is every ready to visit the beaches close to her. Her best moments: Going out for dinner and do shopping with her children.

 

In her current role, Rita serves as the Legal, Corporate Affairs and HR Manager at CSI Energy Group. She is responsible for managing and supervising the HR department, covering employment relations, engagement, and employee compensation. Additionally, she oversees CV screening, interviews, selection, onboarding of new employees, and legal aspects of company administration. Rita’s thorough knowledge of the legal sphere complements her human resources management skills, ensuring effective and compliant operations.

 

Rita has a thorough knowledge of the legal sphere. She holds  a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practices from the Law School of Tanzania, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, United Kingdom.

 

With over 10 years of experience in human resources management, Rita has developed strategic HR capabilities, budget management skills, and expertise in learning and development. Her previous work experiences include roles at Foxtrek Limited, Pioneers Strategy Limited in Africa, Brick House Laws Associates as a Legal Officer, New Look Retailers Ltd, Office for National Statistics, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in the United Kingdom.

 

Rita’s dedication to fostering a positive work environment and her comprehensive legal and HR expertise make her a valuable asset to CSI Energy Group. Her commitment to both her professional and personal passion reflects her dynamic and well-rounded approach to life and work.

Fortuna Thobias

QC Civil Support - Tanzania

Say Habari to Fortuna! Introvert with tiny splashes of extrovertist, Fortuna is passionate about travelling, reading, and event planning. Her forte: the ability to juggle multiple priorities with a positive attitude and detail-oriented approach.

 

Fortuna is a registered graduate engineer with acquired knowledge of quality control inspection, reporting, compliance and strong communication skills in working collaboratively with project teams and stakeholders. In her current role as QC Civil Support at CSI Energy Group on the Kinyerezi 1 Extension 185MW Open Cycle Power Plant in Tanzania she is responsible for preparing work method statements, inspection plans and checklists and assembling all QAQC documents required for the project, coordinating and attending internal and external work inspections, monitoring and managing efficient work systems and recording all construction activities, among others.

 

She is holder of a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Dar es salaam in Tanzania, with specialisation in structural engineering, highway and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, and construction management.

 

Fortuna has more than 6 years of experience working in the engineering field. Her past work experiences include Highway Engineer China Railway Seventh Group in Tanzania, National Housing Corporation, and CRJE Construction Company in Tanzania where she has been working as Highways Technician.

Mary Thadeus

Deputy Country Manager - Tanzania

Say hello to Mary! Mary is driven by a deep commitment to hope, kindness, and humanity. She believes in igniting hope and radiating warmth in every action, considering the needs of others, and being grateful for what she has. Spending quality time with her kids, watching movies, and fostering empathy and unity are what inspire her to create a world where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

 

Professionally, Mary serves as the Deputy Country Manager at CSI Energy Group in Tanzania. With over 10 years of experience in various sectors, including public, banking, construction, and energy, Mary brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Ruaha University College and is an Associate Certified Public Accountant (ACPA).

 

In her current role, Mary oversees the daily operations and strategic initiatives of CSI Tanzania. She supports the Country Manager and the Group and Contracting EXCO in driving growth and ensuring operational excellence across the Operational Management Team (OMT). Her responsibilities include implementing group and company policies, fostering a productive work environment, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, clients, and partners.

 

Mary's journey at CSI Energy Group began in 2016 in a junior position in the accounting department. Over the years, she has progressed through various roles, including Senior Accountant and Finance Manager, demonstrating her ability to meet new challenges responsibly and effectively. Her expertise in project management, strategic planning, and financial oversight has been instrumental in the successful execution of numerous projects.

 

Anna Mhina

HSE Supervisor - Tanzania

You can find Anna with her PPE, ensuring everyone’s safety! A dedicated advocate for secure environments, Anna's career revolves around health, safety, and environmental (HSE) practices. Her commitment to safety extends beyond the workplace, promoting awareness in all areas of her life.

 

In her professional role, Anna serves as the HSE Supervisor at CSI Energy Group in Tanzania. She develops HSE policies, conducts risk assessments and hazard identification, provides training and education, manages incidents, monitors compliance, promotes a safety culture, and drives continuous improvement. Assisted by her team, Anna ensures that the highest safety standards are met across all operations.

 

Before joining CSI Energy Group, Anna gained extensive experience as the HSSEQ Manager at Tanzania Petroleum Services Ltd. There, she successfully developed and implemented safety programs, conducted comprehensive risk assessments, and led numerous training sessions to cultivate a culture of safety awareness. Her efforts have consistently resulted in safer work environments and stronger adherence to safety protocols.

 

Anna's career spans a diverse range of projects, including the construction of a combined cycle power plant, the construction and maintenance of above and underground fuel tanks, and various civil and mechanical works. With six years of experience in the construction and oil & gas industries, she has a proven track record of effective safety management and regulatory compliance. Her commitment to clear communication and adherence to HSE policies ensures that all staff, visitors, and contractors are well-informed and compliant with safety measures, making her an invaluable asset to CSI Energy Group.

 

Lilian Tarimo

Electrical Engineer - Tanzania

Meet Lilian! She is fond of doing business, particularly in the farming sector, travel long trips to remote areas, watch movies and dedicate significant time to resting.

 

She is a member of the Engineers Registration Board and the Institute of Engineers in Tanzania. Lilian currently holds the role of Engineer Electrical on the Kinyerezi 1 Extension 185MW Open Cycle Power Plant Project in Tanzania. She is responsible of ascertaining site condition in conformity to design condition, to study design considerations and drawing, assess material conformity as per specification, and to assess requisite quantities/short delivery. Her job also consists of supervising end-to-end execution of the project and liaising with clients and controlling usage of materials.

 

Lilian is holder of a Bachelor of Electrical Electronic engineering from St.Joseph University in Tanzania. She has pursued further trainings and has been awarded the following certificates: Certificate of Wind converter installations Commissioning, Work at Height and Rescue for Wind energy converter, First Aid Safety, and Industry Passport.

 

She has 10 years of experience working in the field of electrical engineering in the energy sector in various companies in Tanzania. She has also served as Electrical Engineer on 240MW Kinyerezi II Combine Cycle Power Plant Project at CSI Energy Group.

Ajmal Saifudeen

Chief Technology Consultant

Say Hello to Ajmal! With over 24 years of experience in the technology sector, Ajmal is a lifelong learner, a progressive thinker, and a technology specialist passionate about solving real-world problems with innovative use of technology. He loves working with startups and entrepreneurs, helping them turn their visionary ideas into reality. Outside of his professional life, Ajmal enjoys spending quality time with his family and especially loves being a father to a 6-year-old, constantly amazed at how the human mind develops. He's an ardent foodie with an unsated wanderlust, very comfortable in the outdoors and playing sports, with music as his constant companion feeding his soul!

 

Professionally, Ajmal serves as the Chief Technology Consultant at CSI Energy Group. He brings his extensive expertise in defining and implementing IT strategies, digital transformation roadmaps, and solution architecture for mission-critical, consumer-focused applications. His ability to manage multiple stakeholders and integrate complex information systems has been pivotal in aligning information services with business goals, increasing reliability, and maximizing productivity and efficiency.

 

Ajmal is also the Founding Director of Enterprise Architects Ltd (EAL), where he provides strategic IT advisory services, including enterprise and IT architecture and product management for the Mauritian and African markets. EAL leverages the expertise of experienced IT consultants worldwide to serve their clients effectively. Ajmal's role at EAL includes guiding clients through strategic IT initiatives, ensuring their business needs and long-term goals are met.

 

Throughout his career, Ajmal has held significant roles, such as Director of Architecture at Ejyle Technologies, Director of Technology at Saggezza, and Senior Domain Architect at Telstra Corporation. His work has spanned various countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, and several north African nations, enriching his international exposure and shaping his business acumen. Ajmal's strategic vision and leadership continue to drive technological innovation and excellence at CSI Energy Group and beyond.

Parab Sahadeo

Senior Finance Manager - Kenya

Benedict Omollo

Civil Lead Engineer - Kenya

Edward Mwangi 

Mechanical Supervisor - Kenya

Renato Salcedo

Planning Engineer - Kenya

Prashannath Shanmunglin

Procurement Manager - Kenya

Bramwel Barasa

QAQC Manager - Kenya

Khartic Gopal 

Regional Engineering and QAQC Manager - Kenya 

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.