Regional Manager, West Africa, ELEQTRA
Richard Avery is the regional manager in charge of eleQtra’s project development activities across West Africa. eleQtra is an Africa-focussed infrastructure project developer with a successful track record in both the power and transportation sectors. Richard has extensive experience of IPP development across Africa having worked on pioneering projects including the $900m 350MW Cenpower IPP in Ghana which was named African Power Deal of the year 2014 by Project Finance International. He is currently leading the development of eleQtra’s 50MW wind and 20MWp solar projects in Ghana as well as project development activities in Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
Prior to joining eleQtra Richard worked at Citigroup’s Infrastructure and Energy Finance group advising on and arranging major project finance transactions in the Middle East and Africa. He holds a MEng degree Engineering from the University of Cambridge, a MPhil degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA.