Stephannie Cofie, Ag Country Director and Company Secretary of eleQtra (West Africa) Ltd
Stephannie Cofie joined eleQtra in 2010 and currently manages eleQtra’s in-country business operations and project development activities. This includes development of a 50MW wind project and 20MW solar project in Ghana. As well as steering eleQtra’s vision and strategy for Ghana, Stephannie actively pursues development works by collaborating with government agencies, stakeholders and consultants to complete large scale land acquisition, permit approvals and other agreements.
Prior to joining eleQtra, Stephannie worked in advisory and administrative roles at the Brent Citizens Advice Bureau and William Hill in London, UK where she gained over 10 years of experience in corporate governance; statutory regulation and compliance; accounting and reporting and company administration.
Stephannie Cofie holds an MSc in Corporate Governance from the London South Bank University and is a Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) UK.
Marianne Mutagamba, Developer
Marianne Mutagamba is a Project Developer working on infrastructure projects with eleQtra (East Africa). She is a Civil Engineer, with Post Graduate qualification in Shared Water Resources Management. Currently she is also completing her MSc in Hydraulics Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, where she was involved in regional water resource management with Nile Basin Initiative.
Prior to joining eleQtra, Marianne’s gained vast experience in business development, project management, procurement, logistics and infrastructure in the rapidly developing Uganda. She led the team that pioneered Private Sector Management of Ferry Services on Lake Victoria as pioneer Public Private Partnership with Government of Uganda. Marianne has deep understanding of international procurement and infrastructure funding requirements having worked under European Union Roads Rehabilitation Projects, the African Development Bank funded projects for water supply infrastructure and various road projects co-funded by the Donors and Government of Uganda.
Marianne’s involvement in handling engineering activities, procurement, tendering processes and contract management over the years has equipped her with the vast technical ability and made her key personnel in the management of infrastructure projects in the country.
John Opiro, Regional Manager, East Africa
John Opiro is the Regional Manager for the East African Region where he leads all Project development under the eleQtra portfolio. He joined eleQtra in 2007 as the Senior Developer and Managing Director for the Kalangala Infrastructure Project, a $50 Million greenfield Infrastructures project on Bugala Island in Lake Victoria. This Infrastructure project provided the first off grid Solar Hybrid System in Uganda, first privately operated Ferry Services system, Water Supply and Road Rehabilitation under a Public Private Partnership.
Prior to joining eleQtra John was involved in the establishment of downstream Petroleum Distribution Infrastructure in the East African region with Kenol-Kobil Group of Companies, Water Supply Infrastructure under $250million DANIDA funded Project, Rehabilitation of Kampala City Sewerage Systems, $50Million KfW funded rehabilitation of Tanzanian Central Railways and construction of Highways in the East African Region.
John Opiro is a Civil Engineer, graduate of Dar-Es-Salaam University, Tanzania, and holds Postgraduate qualifications from Loughborough University UK, and Uganda Management Institute.