Kiren Maharaj is the new managing director of GIBB Power, a subsidiary of GIBB Holdings, effective 4 March. Having held several high-level roles in major companies in the energy sector, including Eskom, Maharaj is a seasoned professional in the power space.
Richard Vries, group CEO of GIBB and Kiren Maharaj, MD of GIBB Power
Maharaj obtained her B Compt through Unisa and received her MBA through Wits Business School. In 2017 she completed a Certificate Programme in Leadership Coaching at Wits Business School, which includes volunteer coaching for current MBA students.
Says Richard Vries, group CEO of GIBB, “We are fortunate to have Kiren lead GIBB Power, which is the entry point to the entire power solutions value chain that GIBB and EDF offer. We welcome her to GIBB Power and wish her all the best.”
Vries adds, “With her at the helm, we believe the combined effect between EDF and GIBB’s expertise will pave the way to increasing our activities in the power market in Africa. In addition, GIBB Power will enable EDF Group to identify, screen and develop greenfield projects in Africa, which, for GIBB, adds unique value, not only to projects, but to the benefit of the communities in which we serve.”
In October 2018, EDF and GIBB signed agreements for the French-owned utility EDF to invest in GIBB Power which is owned 70% by GIBB and 30% by EDF. GIBB Power aims to become a reference-engineering platform, specialising in supporting energy projects and offering solutions to the challenges of energy transition in Africa.
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