Meet The Team

Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz

CEO: ENERTRAG South Africa

He is a Director of ENERTRAG South Africa, and the Head of Corporate Business Development at ENERTRAG AG, Germany. Before joining ENERTRAG in September 2017, he successfully established and led the Energy Centre at the Council for …

Stephen Koopman

Director: Business Operations

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

Mercia Grimbeek

Head of Project Development
She is responsible for the Project Development portfolio at ENERTRAG South Africa. Prior to this, she formed part of the leadership team at a multi-national company that introduced renewable energy to the South African energy landscape.

Mischa Blecher

Project Developer

A skilled researcher and out-of-the-box thinker, he has experience in the fields of rural land rights and policy, rural and urban housing, and project management. He has a Masters in City and Regional Planning (UCT) and a Bachelors in Economics …

Natalia Dambe

GIS Project Planner

A Survey Engineering Expert with specialization in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. She has conducted analyses, managed and presented spatial data for informed development of renewable energy projects.

Yasmina Dada

Project Developer

She 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 …

Lesedi Nake

Senior Project Developer: New Segments

He began his career at General Electric (GE) South Africa. He spent three (3) years at GE, where he was part of the leadership accelerator programmes in the GE Transportation and GE Power businesses. Prior to joining ENERTRAG South Africa …

Andrea Gibb

Senior Project Developer

She has over nine years project experience. Prior to joining ENERTRAG South Africa, she worked for SiVEST as a Divisional Manager, where she led the renewable energy team. Her role included project managing large scale environmental impact…

Michael Barnes

Senior Project Developer

Michael has thirteen years’ experience across the mining, water, and renewable energy sectors. He has worked in the renewable energy industry since 2015. Michael has extensive experience developing solar, CSP and wind greenfield projects from

Kyle Swartz

Junior Project Developer

He has worked within the Energy and Climate Change Unit at the City of Cape Town, and Managing Infrastructure Investments in Africa at UCT Business School. His work experience includes research and publications of private sector …

Mulwela Mudau

Wind Service Technician

He has more than 5 years’ experience in the renewable energy industry as a service technician in the commissioning, operations and maintenance of various wind projects (totaling 320MW) across of South Africa. He has previously worked…

Lehlogonolo Mohlala

Legal Counsel

She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She has experience in banking and finance, project development and project finance. She completed her articles and was an Associate at ENSafrica in the projects department where she …

Yaaseen Tarmahomed

Junior Legal Counsel

Yaaseen is an admitted Attorney of the High Court. He completed his articles of clerkship and was an associate at a law firm in the South of Johannesburg working within the general litigation department. He has dealt with a diverse ….

Tumisho Malatji

Financial Analyst

She has seven years of experience in facilitating the financial aspects of infrastructure projects, her career started at Neotel (Pty) Ltd, where she was a Project Finance Administrator for the telecommunications company. She then …

Jenna-Lee Brookes

Office Manager
With more than 3 years’ experience as an Office Manager. She has gained knowledge in office administration, bookkeeping, HR, marketing and day-to-day functions of the office, including experience in account management and administrative …

Feroza Mowlana

Project Administrator

Feroza has 6 years experience in the Renewable Energy industry as a Project Administrator. Her interest in Renewable Energy started with her first post in the industry at Wind Prospect Africa as the Office Manager. Working closely ….

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