LONDON, 26 October 2023:  Globeleq, the leading African-focused independent power producer, announces the appointment of Marlise Schmidt as General Counsel replacing Stephen Ramsay who will be retiring at the end of the year. Marlise, currently Transactions Director for Globeleq South Africa, will also join Globeleq’s Executive Committee from 1 January 2024.

Marlise joined Globeleq in 2016 and has been instrumental in a number of key power projects within Globeleq’s portfolio. She has more than 15 years of relevant experience in the African energy sector, and has worked on projects in Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Eswatini, Uganda and Botswana. Prior to joining Globeleq, Marlise was Director and Co-Founder at Infrastream, an advisory firm for the energy sector, she worked as in-house counsel at SolaireDirect South Africa (now Engie) and spent her early career in large corporate law firms in South Africa.

Mike Scholey, Globeleq’s CEO commented:

“I am delighted that we have appointed Marlise as General Counsel. Throughout her seven years at the company, Marlise has shown herself to be a talented and knowledgeable lawyer. I am certain that her experience and expertise in our sector and in Africa will be of considerable value both to our Executive Committee and Globeleq more widely.”

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About Globeleq

Globeleq is the leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation in Africa. Since 2002, its experienced team of professionals have built a diverse portfolio of independent power plants, generating nearly 1,500 MW in 15 locations across 7 countries, with a further 741 MW in or near construction and more than 2,000 MW of power projects in development.