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AltGen is a group of companies focused on human capital within the Renewable Energy, Climate-Change and Cleantech industries. Employing over 20 dedicated staff, we are the leaders in recruitmentemployment services and HR-related consulting in Renewable Energy on a global scale.

With offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius and the United Kingdom we are ready and committed to assisting you whether you are a client or a candidate.

AltGen’s track record is a testament to our ability to solve people-orientated problems our clients face, providing them with a holistic solution that covers the entire job creation life cycle.


In the Consulting sphere, AltGen has been the Supervisory Consultant on FCDO and European Union-funded Green Mini-Grid program for 5 consecutive years providing a targeted 100,000 Kenyans with renewable energy electricity through an expected 20,000 new connections.


  • Monitoring & Evaluation of renewable energy project-affected communities
  • Impact Assessment of donor-funded renewable energy-related interventions
  • Project Management of “productive use of energy” [PUE] for developers, NGO’s & state actors
  • Management of community-based renewable energy projects obo donors/funders
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AltGen Recruitment has been operating for 10 years, with almost 1000 contingency-based placements in the renewable energy value chain with all of the global energy players that work in Africa, facilitating the roll-out of 1000’s of MWs of renewable energy.


  • Success-based search for renewable energy businesses
  • Deep sourcing for scarce renewable energy talent
  • Specialist recruitment in Engineering, Finance, and Sustainability
  • In-House Search & Selection managed by AltGen-seconded Recruitment Consultants
  • Response handling, short-listing, and screening interviews on behalf of Clients
  • Interview facilitation, background checks and referencing all conducted under client aegis
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AltGen Employment Services has several hundred employees in the Northern Cape of South Africa on our Workforce Management program and staff and clients in Kenya and South Africa utilising our Employment Services.


  • Africa-wide payroll services which is facilitated through our office in Mauritius
  • Africa-wide Employee recruitment and employment obo international clients
  • End-to-end human resources management of all aspects of the employment relationship
  • Management of large-scale solar and wind site and office-based personnel teams
  • Management of community-based renewable energy-based employment initiatives
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Our team is made up of passionate individuals who have found a home in affecting change through people. Our Consultants come from diverse backgrounds holding degrees in fields across the Engineering, Social Sciences, Legal, Environmental and Finance disciplines. Each of our consultants undergo extensive recruitment training in their industry and technical verticals, which makes them valuable advisors to our clients and career coaches to our candidates. We understand the unique challenges and skills needs of our clients in the race to net-zero.

Johann Huisamen
Johann Huisamen
I will boast the service i have received from Ivan Pienaar at Altgen. He went over and above to find the best company to work with. From the get-go I felt extremely comfortable with his capabilities and i hope all the best to him and the rest of the team at Altgen. thank you guys !!!!
John Riggs
John Riggs
What an amazing company I discovered in them it's totally refreshing to know that a company has such a clear vision and making do much effort to reach the objectives with such a big recruitment drive. Well done I am delighted
Lucan Van Der Walt
Lucan Van Der Walt
I yad the pleasure working with ivan and altgen they were very professional and also helpful to assist me with my new position really great work guys keep it up
Johans Van Wyk
Johans Van Wyk
With the help from Kerryn at AltGen, I landed a super cool position with an awesome company. Kerryn was superbly professional and knowledgeable. I suggest AltGen to anyone looking for employment in the renewable energy sector. Thanks a bunch Kerryn Calitz.
Matthew Muldoon
Matthew Muldoon
An extremely passionate team that provides excellent service and support to their clients! 10/10 I’d definitely recommend them to be employers as well as prospective candidates.
Dean Geyser
Dean Geyser
Excellent and Very inclusive. People of their word.

Sean Gibson

Managing Director

“AltGen is all about effecting change, through people. With integrity, and passion”. 

Managing Director and Founder of the AltGen’ Group. Sean has played a pivotal role in steering and leading the vision and mission of AltGen, making AltGen the only highly specialist renewable energy recruitment firm operating within the renewable energy and sustainability space in Africa. Sean oversees the success of the entire group of AltGen companies.

Sean holds a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University as well as an Honours degree from Rhodes University

Robert Veith

Sales Director

“Without quality and intelligent effort, there is no success and no reward.”

Joining AltGen in 2014, Robert started as a Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Recruitment Director overseeing the Recruitment and Executive Search division. Robert has extensive experience in securing talent for rare skills in the energy engineering market, including skills to the likes of Power System Engineers, SCADA Engineers, Project Developers and Electrical Engineering skills specific to design.

Through Robert’s leadership, each recruitment team is enabled to focus on their specific area of expertise, ensuring all client hiring needs are met. Through Robert’s years of dedication to sourcing and securing top talent in the industry, he has a wealth of insight into the skills market and provides our clients with a competitive advantage in a scarce skills environment enabling them to effectively execute on some of the most challenging renewable energy projects across Africa. Robert is also responsible for growth of the engineering recruitment team.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from UNISA as well as a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from CPUT.

Lindy Taylor

Business Development & Innovation Director

“The success of an organisation is defined by its people.”

As the Innovation & Business Development Manager, Lindy is responsible for the marketing and business development activities of AltGen. Through her big picture vision, Lindy has enabled AltGen to remain responsive in the cleantech space. She is responsible for engagements with new clients.
Lindy initially joined AltGen in 2015 and has grown into being an integral member of the senior management team. She ensures a collaborative approach with clients catering to their custom needs. Her focus is on attaining new clients, as well as handling contractual relationships with new and existing stakeholders.
Lindy holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Social Sciences from Rhodes University.

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Chris Roetz

Workforce Management Services: General Manager

“My goal is to deliver exceptional operational performance within AltGen – Northern Cape building on people, energy and sustainability”

Chris Roetz oversees AltGen’s Workforce Management division in the Northern Cape. He is responsible for the successful execution of HR advisory and management services for clients’ utility-scale projects in the region. Currently, Roetz mobilises an outsourced staff complement of over 200 employees. He also steers AltGen’s Solar Works programme in conjunction with his Pofadder based team.

Chris has 20 years of professional experience in an HR and outsourced staffing capacity within the energy environment and holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from UNISA.

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Muslim Janoowala

Consulting Services: Senior Consultant & Business Development Lead

“My focus is to be able to do impactful work, being in the front lines of the development sector finding solutions to safe and reliable drinking water, power and sanitation”

Muslim Janoowala drives AltGen’s consulting services arm. Muslim has 10+ years of experience in the renewable energy, water and general engineering space in Eastern Africa and has played an instrumental role in the success of AltGen consulting engagement on the AFD Green Mini-grid Programme in Kenya. His expertise caters to M&E activities, project management, impact analysis and assessments of funded water and renewable energy programmes that “enlighten” and uplift communities in rural Africa.

Muslim holds an MSc in Construction Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Environment Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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Wiehahn de Jager

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Wiehahn de Jager has specialist recruitment expertise in the finance sector and has worked on various mandates for large international and national clients on both a retained and contingency basis. Wiehahn has gained an in-depth understanding of the professional skills operating within the capital markets, fin-tech, and green finance space, with a keen focus on talented professionals within the African context. He has a strong track record successfully working on a range of skill levels, from Directors to Analysts, with a special focus on professionals from mid-level up to Corporate Executives.

Wiehahn holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Robert Slater

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“I love to serve people and be the steppingstone between them and their dream job.”

Robert Slater is an expert in the talent acquisition of carbon management, environmental and social governance-related professionals across Africa. Robert has successfully closed mandates for clients who are focused on sourcing skills with experience in climate change, clean cooking, sustainability, and agricultural environments.

Slater cares deeply for people and the planet, he has a Life Coach Training certification from New Insights and volunteers at ON A MISSION, an NPO which enables businesses and individuals to invest in carbon offset projects. He holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Management from UNISA.

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Natascha Marais


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. I look for people who want to change the world and introduce them to like-minded companies.”

Natascha Marais is highly skilled when it comes to sourcing those “unicorns” for our clients in the OEM, AI and technology, economic development, and legal spaces.

Natascha has proven experience in identifying and onboarding professionals to the likes of business developers, sales, and account managers as well as technical sales or software developer skills.

Marais holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Law from Pearson Institute.


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