Investment Director, Project Finance
Jan joined CDC in 2019 as an Investment Director covering infrastructure finance opportunities across Africa and South Asia. He has 15 years of finance experience across power, transport, water and natural resources markets. In addition to leading origination and deal execution, he is also involved with developing the debt product range at CDC.
Prior to CDC, Jan was part of the Energy and Infrastructure Finance teams at Nedbank CIB in Johannesburg, for a period of 8 years. During this time, he was instrumental in originating and closing several large energy transactions on the continent, and among other things also spent time managing Nedbank’s exposure to South African toll road assets. Prior to Nedbank, Jan was an investment officer in the private sector division of the African Development Bank, based out of Tunis, where he covered infrastructure, telecommunications and natural resources investments across Africa. Jan started his career in civil engineering and spent 5 years in consulting and contract engineering in South Africa and Mozambique.
Jan has an MEng (Civil) from the University of Stellenbosch and an MBA from Insead.