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Track Record

WHAT MATTERS… IS WHAT WE HAVE DONE

When you partner with us, you are partnering with a company that has a proven track record in people-orientated services across Africa’s energy industry. Through demonstrated expertise, AltGen has forged a name for itself as a leader in renewable energy, cleantech and sustainability recruitment, employment, and consulting services in Africa.

Our understanding of skills development and capacity building provides a complete approach to each of our client’s mandates. Our clients trust us to deliver unique insights and recommendations which enable growth and operational excellence.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Our project record is a testament to our knowledge of the industry
  • AltGen has a deep understanding of HR advisory and recruitment needs across Africa
  • We are mobile, able to execute projects with ease across the continent
  • AltGen is information-driven and cross-pollinates insights from one project to another

OUR FOOTPRINT ACROSS AFRICA

If you would like to learn more about what projects AltGen has been involved in, simply click on the map for more details!
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Employment Services

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Workforce Management Services

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Consulting Services

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Recruitment Services

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Office Locations

PROJECT CASE STUDIES

We believe that knowledge is the cornerstone to driving positive change. We pride ourselves in the ability to immerse ourselves in projects that guide adaptive change to the way we inspire human capital and organisational progression.

Our holistic solutions provide our clients with long-term, positive results.  

RECRUITMENT STATISTICS

PLACEMENTS PER CLIENT MARKETS

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23%
20%
19%
16%
12%
10%
23% - IPP & Asset Management
20% - Investment, Finance & Funds
19% - Engineering, Procurement & Construction
16% - Consulting
12% - Greenfield Project Development
10% - OEMs & Supply & Distribution

OUR PLACEMENTS CLEANTECH EXPERTISE


Battery Energy Storage & Green Hydrogen

Grid Power & Cyber Physical Systems

Waste to Energy & Hydroelectric Power

Carbon Offset & Clean Cooking

Wind

C & I Solar

Utility-scale Solar
30%
29%
28%
5%
3%
3%
2%
30% - Utility-scale Solar
29% - C & I Solar
28% - Offshore Wind
5% - Carbon Offset & Clean Cooking
3% - Battery Energy Storage & Green Hydrogen
3% - Waste to Energy & Hydroelectric Power
2% - Grid Power & Cyber Physical Systems

5 OFFICES

strategically located across Africa and the UK , enabling us to access the continents major energy market hubs

Proven experience in

26

COUNTRIES

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250

contracted

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AltGen flag

10 000

vetted renewable energy professionals in our networks

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close to 

1000

climate change-related professionals placed

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Over 

320 years

of employment created within AltGen

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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

Recruitment 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

Innovation & Business Development Manager

“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

Consultant

“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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