Dhesen has over 20 years of investment industry experience, with over a decade managing African infrastructure funds. His experience in SA renewables started with a 2008 wind farm development before REI4P commenced, and he’s been involved in all five bid windows since.
He has developed, bid, financed and managed IPPs in South Africa and Mozambique across wind, solar, hydro, gas and coal technologies. Dhesen has chaired the boards, audit and risk, and remuneration committees of several IPPs during development, construction and operations stages.
As Managing Director of Globeleq’s operations in SA, Dhesen leads a team of over eighty managing a portfolio of six solar and two wind assets in which Globeleq is a majority shareholder.
Prior to joining Globeleq, Dhesen worked with African Infrastructure Investment Managers as Head of Asset Management, and formerly with AIIM’s shareholders Macquarie and Old Mutual Alternative Investments. He originally joined Macquarie in 2005, and worked on his first IPP investment in 2007.
Dhesen is a CFA Charterholder and CFP professional.