“After I had left university and worked for two years, I saved money and went backpacking around Africa. I visited Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia and Botswana, and as a result, Africa will always be close to my heart. I jumped at the opportunity to combine my professional career with a continent where I had travelled and experienced.”
Adam brings a wealth of experience in the energy sector across Africa. In his career to date, he has seen how emerging markets across the continent have become a hotbed for renewable energy as they look to diversify from fossil fuels and support their economic growth through sustainable power.
In February 2016, he joined Lekela as general counsel where he is responsible for all legal and compliance issues. Adam also serves as a member of the Lekela Executive Committee and is a director on operating subsidiary boards throughout the group. Before that, he spent more than seven years at Globeleq as the company’s senior lawyer for Africa.
In his career to date, Adam has advised on the development of greenfield projects and acquisitions, which included the Azito Expansion Project in Cote d’Ivoire, the acquisition of over 300MW in Cameroon and Globeleq’s South African wind and solar projects.
Prior to Globeleq, Adam spent seven years at Clifford Chance, working in three continents with a strong focus on energy and infrastructure in emerging markets.