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Dr. Ernest Poku

Board Member

Dr. Poku is a Senior Vice President at Scatec ASA based in Nairobi, Kenya where he is responsible for developing hydropower projects across Africa. In this role, he works with Development Finance Institutions, Governments, Banks, technical and environmental, and social teams to develop large-scale high impact renewable energy projects across the continent.

He has lived and worked in multiple countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa and worked across the energy and healthcare sectors in both early-stage and mature businesses. He previously worked for Ophir Energy PLC in management roles in both Africa and Asia.

He previously served as President of the Sainsbury Management Fellowship, an organization focused on supporting the development of engineers as business leaders. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and the Institute of Directors, and also a Chartered Director.

Dr. Poku holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Bristol, UK, an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands and PhD in healthcare from the University of Cranfield, UK.