Meet The Team

Zuben Jessa

Managing Director of ENERTRAG SA
Email: zuben.jessa@enertragsa.co.za

Zuben is an experienced civil engineer and entrepreneur with a Masters in Environmental Management from Kingston University (UK). He joins ENERTRAG SA as a stalwart in South Africa’s renewable energy market.

Over the past seven years he has developed a project pipeline of 190MW, with the 102MW Copperton Wind Farm due to start construction in 2018. His passion for wind power development is complemented by his dedication to excellence and innovation.

Stephen Koopman

Director of Business Operations
Email: stephen.koopman@enertrag.com

Stephen is responsible for business operations at ENERTRAG SA. Before this, he formed part of the leadership team responsible for establishing an energy centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

His experience in the energy sector spans 23 years and includes various roles in Eskom, ranging from Regional Sales Manager (when there was excess capacity in…



Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz

Director of Enertrag SA
Email: Tobias.Bischof-Niemz@enertrag.com

Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz is a Director of ENERTRAG SA, and the Head of Corporate Business Development at ENERTRAG AG, Germany. Before joining ENERTRAG in…



Dr. Gunar Hering

Chief Financial Officer of Enertrag AG
Email: Gunar.Hering@enertrag.com

Gunar is on the advisory board, helping direct the company’s global footprint. Previously with the Boston Consulting Group and having consulted on South Africa’s IRP, Gunar adds 20 years’ experience in high-level development finance focused on the energy sector.


Gerd Spenk

Advisory to Enertrag SA
Email: gerd.spenk@enertrag.com

A long-time associate of ENERTRAG AG. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to our team. Working in the global renewable space for almost 40 years, Gerd has successfully built ENERTRAG’s French business and was responsible for installing 300MW of capacity and developing 600MW.


Mischa Blecher

Project Developer
Email: mischa.blecher@enertragsa.co.za

A skilled researcher and out-of-the-box thinker, Mischa has experience in the fields of rural land rights and policy, rural and urban housing, and project management.


Yasmina Dada

Project Developer
Email: yasmina.dada@enertrag.com

Yasmina has completed a year-long internship at Mainstream Renewable Power and holds a Honours in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (UCT) and a Bachelors in Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Media and Writing, and Sociology (UCT).


Raymond Takuba

Project Developer
Email: raymond.takuba@enertrag.com

Raymond is an experienced project developer and energy researcher. Prior to joining ENERTRAG SA he worked for four years as a Development Executive at Mainstream Renewable Power, focusing on project pipelines in Africa, particularly the South African renewable energy program.