Genser Energy is governed by an experienced Board of Directors and advisors with expertise and interest in the African energy and mining sector.
- Has over 33 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in diverse industries, including procurement and logistics, real estate and trucking
- Holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon
Baafour Asiamah-Adjei is the Founder and CEO of Genser Energy Investments LLC, a leading energy solutions provider headquartered in the USA with operations in West Africa. With a career spanning both engineering and finance, Baafour has raised over $1 billion in capital, overseeing the development of nine power generation plants with a total capacity of +200MW, and the construction of over 425km of natural gas pipelines, alongside extensive natural gas infrastructure and other mid-stream assets. His unwavering passion for sustainable energy solutions, commitment to industrial development, and driving the global energy transition sets him apart as a transformative leader in the field.
Baafour's expertise and dynamic leadership style inspire audiences worldwide to explore innovative approaches to energy and infrastructure. Beyond his corporate endeavors, he is a dedicated philanthropist deeply committed to local communities. In 2023, he founded the Aforo Asiamah-Adjei Charitable Foundation (AAACF) in honor of his mother. The foundation is on a mission to create a nurturing environment for orphans and community members, offering excellent educational facilities to empower young individuals in music, arts, sports, and STEM fields.
Baafour holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received a world-class education and honed his expertise. Outside of his professional commitments, Baafour is an avid boater and a staunch Manchester United fan. He resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children, embodying a well-rounded life dedicated to excellence, philanthropy, and the pursuit of passions.
Jacob is a founding partner of Oppenheimer Partners (OP) which was established in 2017 alongside 3 other partners.
Jacob has over 16 years of investing experience gained in leading investment companies across emerging markets and Africa in particular – preceded by investment banking experience with a global investment bank. At OP, Jacob has co-led the business in the establishment and execution of its business plan. This has culminated in investments in Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and more recently Ghana.
Prior to co-founding OP, he served as Chief Investment Officer at Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH) for 5 years where he was responsible for managing the investment strategy, team, portfolio and was part of KTH’s transition into a fully-fledged pan African investment holding company. KTH had total assets of approximately $1bn and under his leadership, the team invested over $300m in acquisitions across the continent and managed over 25 disposals.
His background includes time at Actis, a firm specializing in emerging markets, where he spent approximately 7 years investing in South Africa, West Africa and Brazil.
Jacob is a Chartered Accountant of 20 years standing and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) of 18 years standing.
Neeraj is the chief financial officer and head of operations at Oppenheimer Partners, a global investment business with assets in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Uganda across diverse sectors: manufacturing, healthcare, energy solutions, FMCG and consumer products.
Neeraj is also involved in portfolio management and deal execution. He has advised on corporate finance transactions across the African continent and on cross border transactions in other markets. Previously, as a partner at KPMG, he headed up the Corporate Finance Valuations business, oversaw the India-Africa business corridor and was a member of the Global High Growth Markets team which develops opportunities in high growth, largely emerging markets.
Neeraj is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and a qualified Corporate Financier also with the ICAEW.
- MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Scotland, UK.
- BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi.
- 35+ years of experience in mining and engineering, policy formulation and implementation in mining and related fields, board leadership, significant contribution to banking in Ghana, ardent advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility, mentoring and personnel training.