Fumani Mthembi is a co-founder of the Pele Energy Group (“Pele”) and the managing director of its subsidiary, Knowledge Pele (“KP”). Pele is the largest, 100% Black-owned independent energy and development company in South Africa. The Group’s mission is to contribute to structural transformation by executing on an infrastructure and impact investment model to transform rural, township and peri-urban communities into thriving economies. Fumani holds an MA Science, Society and Development degree from Sussex University. Fumani’s focus is on the Group’s impact investment strategy. This entails the management of research, advisory, development, ESG and community industrialisation functions. ‘We believe that we have a responsibility to continue the struggle by solving grand social challenges through the process of creating new economic value.’
She will be speaking on the panel: Green Economy: Powering Africa Through Renewable Energy.