Johannesburg, South Africa — 12 March 2012 – Natal-born renewable energy expert Jasandra Nyker is one of just three South Africans on the World Economic Forum’s 2012 list of 192 Young Global Leaders – selected from 59 countries around the world.
According to the Forum announcement, the other two Young Global Leaders (YGLs) selected from South Africa are Sisonke Msimang, executive director, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), and Oya-Hazel Gumede, director, Ashira Legal Advisors
ESI-AFRICA.COM reports that the three South Africans were among 18 sub-Saharan Africans selected as this year’s YGLs.
Based in Johannesburg, Jasandra is the CEO of BioTherm Energy – a home-grown South African independent power producer that is poised to play a significant role in the country’s now steadily unfolding alternative energy industry.
BioTherm has been developing a portfolio of late-stage renewable energy projects in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, and is also pursuing an acquisitive growth strategy in this field.
With almost 10 years of involvement on the world stage of renewable energy – in the USA, UK and Middle East – Jasandra Nyker led and managed the direct investment arm of a US$680-million international green energy and technology investment fund before returning home to South Africa in July 2011 as head of BioTherm.
Since then she has guided the company to selection as a preferred bidder (on one wind and two solar power generation projects) in the first phase of South Africa’s renewable energy procurement programme.
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