Neil Pinto- Energy Advisor

Neil is our volunteer advisor on East African energy markets. Neil has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge University, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  He has nearly 40 years’ experience of consultancy in the power sector, predominantly in developing countries.  He was Managing Director of PPA Energy – a consultancy specialised in electricity – for nearly 18 years until the company was sold in 2014.  Prior to co-founding PPA Energy, Neil worked for Kennedy & Donkin (now part of WSP), during which time he was Managing Director of the company’s South African subsidiary, and following his return to the UK he was appointed a Director of the UK company.  Neil has now retired from full time employment, and is undertaking a limited amount of freelance consultancy.

Neil has advised Governments, utilities, regulators, and the private sector on issues related to the restructuring, regulation, long term planning and pricing of electricity across Africa in both Anglophone and Francophone countries.  He has worked for multilateral lending agencies including the World Bank, and is the author of a number of technical papers related to planning and development of the power sector.