Meet the Team
who we are
Between us we have two Masters in Sustainable development and well over half a century of experience, nine languages and professional in-country experience in more than 20 countries. We are experts renewable energy and sustainable development, in creating new successful businesses, initiatives and programmes, testing and proving new concepts, and working with others to make great things happen.
Our combined experience gives us strong development links across Africa and Europe. The Kaboni team have advised on, developed and delivered energy projects in Cameroon, Dubai, Greece, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and are now focusing on Burundi.​
Phillip Stovold
Managing Director

Phillip has an MSc in Sustainable Development from SOAS and over 20 years experience working at the intersection of business and international development in Africa.
Phillip is working with Greenpeace creating Genervest and the Burundi government on the mini-grid programme there.

Jean-Marie Nibizi
Burundi Lead

Jean Marie has been a lecturer, an executive director, a two-time CEO and founder and a facilitator of peace. Jean Marie is motivated by his compassion and love for his country - he wants to see Burundi thrive.​
Jean-Marie is supporting the government engagement and programme development process in Burundi.

Simon Redman
Operations Director

Simon is from an international finance background with more than 15 years’ experience working in senior operations and management roles.
He has also successfully managed procurement processes and renegotiated contracts and fee structures with third-party service providers

Francois Pineaar
Advisor

A seasoned Chartered Electrical Engineer with a combination of energy and utility expertise in distribution and energy access and effective leadership.​He has 26 years of utility experience in roles from managing large complex electricity infrastructure projects to utility turnaround management contracts.