Meet The board
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr Cox holds a B.SC (Hons) degree in mathematics from Salford University, Manchester, UK. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993 through the ICAEW. He has worked in a number of industries, namely FMCG, life insurance, property and the oil and fuel industries. In 2001 he joined Investec Bank. He was part of the senior management team that implemented a ‘turnaround’ strategy for the ailing Fedsure Life group; which was later disposed of at a profit. He joined Growthpoint Properties in 2007 as the COO. In 2014, together with five other shareholders, formed Oilstar (Pty) Ltd; which acquired 35 petrol stations from Chevron (SA). Mr Cox was the CEO and ran the business until it was sold in 2020. Mr Cox joined ACES Renewables in September 2023.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr Antonie is an admitted attorney. He joined the Board on formation of SACES in 2007 as an Executive Director. In 1973, he joined Barclays National Merchant Bank where he became senior general manager, responsible for mergers, acquisitions, listings, bank syndicated positions and project financing. Mr Antonie became a director of Hill Samuel SA in 1986 and he was responsible for the Corporate Finance Department. He formed The Janus Corporation as a shareholder and director in 1987 and between 1996 and 1998, as part of a joint venture, he was a director of SG Corporate Finance (SA) (Pty) Limited. Mr Antonie has extensive experience in the financial field and heads up the ACES Renewables finance team.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Mr Kruger joined the Board on formation in 2007 and became the Chief Executive Officer in 2011, having previously managed a successful commercial property development company in South Africa. Mr Kruger is responsible for the negotiations of the Group business partners in Africa and they are involved in negotiations with government and mining houses in Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, South Africa and Malawi. He has more than 13 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and has concluded numerous projects in Africa, as well as the reasoned commissioning of two solar plants in Namibia. Mr Kruger is responsible for the setup of a company called SAFEPOD (Pty) Limited, during the Covid-19 pandemic period, to supply field hospitals with renewable energy power supply. During 2022, to focus on business operations Mr Kruger become the Chief Operating Officer.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Siew was president of the International Union of Architects and Secretary General of the African Union of Architects. He is an avid world traveller, having experienced over 500 cities across 105 countries, mostly in Africa. For his contributions to the Architectural and Urban world, Mr Siew was awarded several honorary membership and fellowships and elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean by the Government of Mauritius. He also elevated to the ranks of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic.
Mr Siew has been a Board Director of Futures Cities UK, the chairperson of State Land Development Company (Smart Mauritius) and the chairperson of Construction Industry Board. He is currently the chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat. Mr Siew advocates for sustainable approaches towards urbanism aimed to socially and economically regenerate urban fabrics.
toorisha nakey- kurnauth
Mrs Nakey-Kurnauth joined ITL in 2008 and is currently manager in the Listing Department. She has been overseeing the operations of the listing team and advises clients on incorporation of companies, compliance with ongoing obligations in relation to regulatory matters and she is the direct point of contact for clients. Mrs Nakey-Kurnauth has also worked in the Fund administration department for five years where she has gained extensive experience by administering fund structures. She has advised clients on the fund structures, reviewed fund documents and was also involved in fund accounting. Over the years, Mrs Nakey-Kurnauth has gained experience in managing people and servicing clients.
Mrs Nakey-Kurnauth has attended several seminars, conferences and workshops in relation to leadership, presentation skills, company secretarial matters and compliance with ongoing SEM obligations.
Mrs Nakey-Kurnauth has graduated from the University of Mauritius with a Bsc (Hons) in Finance with Law.
Independent Non-Executive Director
For the last 30 years, Mr King has been working as a Senior Manager and Advisor internationally in Kenya, USA, China and UK on Projects, Finance, Administration, Strategic Planning and Organisational Development. Mr King has worked at Deloitte, London and as a consultant to listed companies on Strategy and Finance at the London Business School. Mr King has been the Deputy Representative at UNDP China Office and was a Senior Advisor at UNDP New York. From 2003-2012, Mr King was Director of Programme Support at UN- Habitat, Nairobi. He is currently an Independent Board Member at Jubilee Insurance (Mauritius), Director of Antela Consulting, President of the Chinese Business Chamber, Vice-president of We-Recycle and President of ‘conseil syndical’, Le Bout du Monde. He is also currently a member of the Audit Committee Forum of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD).