Mr. Batchi Baldeh is an investment banker, infrastructure developer and utility management specialist, with over 33 years of professional experience across the power value chain and financing capital structure. Mr. Baldeh is currently the Director – Power Systems Development, at the African Development Bank (AfDB), which he joined in May, 2017. He is also responsible for the management of the AfDB’s private sector energy loan portfolio.
Prior to joining AfDB, Mr. Baldeh was the Director – Power Business, Investments Division, at the Africa Finance Corporation. He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, European Union / BizClim and Government of Lesotho; and was the pioneer Managing Director of Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company, from 1995 – 1999.
He is currently a Non-executive Director of the Africa Finance Corporation; and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cabeolica S.A. and Cenpower Operations and Services Limited. He was an Alternate Director and Technical Committee member of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company.
Mr. Baldeh holds an MBA from Boston University (USA) and BSc- Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University (UK). He is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Southern Africa.