Who We Are

Ener-G-Africa is a champion of sustainability in Africa, addressing the obstacles posed by climate change through locally developed sustainable energy solutions and clean energy products, spanning the entire continent.

6+ Years

developing sustainable energy solutions

500+

jobs created

7,000,000

cookstoves manufactured by 2024

The EGA Story

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2017

EGA was founded with the goal of promoting sustainable energy solutions following the realization that the demand for high-quality energy products in Malawi exceeded the market’s supply.

2018

EGA embarks on the distribution of Advanced Biomass Stoves, as well as launching the company’s inaugural rural stove implementation initiative. Additionally, EGA augments its solar wholesale capabilities.

2019

EGA opens its TLC Rocket Stoves manufacturing line.

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2020

EGA records a 500% surge in its stove manufacturing capacity, along with a significant doubling of solar product sales. Furthermore, the company achieved a 300% spike in its stove implementation programs.

2021

EGA expands its operations by launching a new stove manufacturing facility in Cape Town, South Africa, which serves as the company’s new headquarters. The introduction of this new line results in a twofold increase in production output.

2022

EGA commissions a solar panel assembly plant at its Cape Town headquarters. The facility, which is led by women, is the second of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa and is poised to achieve remarkable growth and progress.

2023

The solar plant commences production, and EGA launches its second manufacturing plant in Paarl, South Africa. The new facility specializes in the production of Advanced Biomass Stoves, cookstove components, and a cookware line.

The Future is Solar

Unlocking Africa’s potential lies in the adoption of sustainable energy practices, and EGA is spearheading this movement through its manufacturing proficiency and expertise.

  • RENEWED investment in our proficiencies
  • INCREASED manufacturing capacity
  • EXTENDED product range
  • EXPANDED operations and design development
  • COMMUNITY engagement and empowerment

Our Vision

Sustainability is our driving force, and we are deeply committed to it. For us, the journey towards sustainability begins and concludes with the adoption of cleaner, more efficient energy solutions.

EGA recognizes that genuine sustainability entails being self-sufficient and vertically integrated, covering both upstream and downstream operations. We strive to ensure market viability while also fostering long-term partnerships to promote industry growth across the continent.

Facilitating job creation is essential for propelling economic growth, mitigating poverty, and enhancing social cohesion.

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Our Executives

Ener-G Africa Andre Moolman

Andre Moolman

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

With 25 years of experience in managing programs and leading significant business units in Malawi and South Africa, Andre Moolman co-founded EGA in 2017, subsequently driving the company’s expansion, transforming it into a multi-national entity with a broad presence across Africa. Andre is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ener-G-Africa Richard Bunderson

Richard Bunderson

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Richard Bunderson is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for pioneering initiatives that can make a positive impact in Africa. In his efforts to bring sustainable energy solutions to the continent, he has driven the development of commercial forestry operations and utility-scale solar projects prior to co-founding Ener-G-Africa in 2017. Richard is currently based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Catherine Almeida

Chief Logistics Officer

Catherine has extensive experience gained from her distinguished career spanning more than twenty years in senior administrative roles in Malawi and neighbouring countries, including COO, Owner and Office Manager. Her skill in enhancing business performance, promoting growth and resource management highlights her dedication to facilitating organizational success, ensuring smooth efficiency and the advancement of strategic goals.

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Dave Lello

Chief Business Development Officer

Dave has extensive experience in developing distribution networks for new technology-oriented products. He has also been doing research on sustainable biomass energy and combustion for domestic cooking over the last 6 years. Dave spearheads Ener-G-Africa’s market presence for their products and solutions in Southern and Eastern African countries.

Govert Rietema

Chief Investment Officer

Govert’s background is in finance and management. Originated and executed on large infrastructure investments and acquisitions in liquid fuels import, distribution and marketing assets. Exposed to, living and working, countries in the Global South. 15+ years in senior positions with leading multinationals, Vitol (VTTI) and SHV. Founded Bryday Energy Partners (formerly PAL Energy) in 2016.

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Charlie Leaper

Chief Production Officer

Charlie joined Ener-G-Africa, in April 2024 and is responsible for the Company’s manufacturing and production operations. Charlie is a qualified programme manager (PRINCE 2 and Six Sigma Black Belt) and has over 15 years’ experience in senior operations and programme management roles, leading the strategic and commercial development of front-line operations across multiple sectors (technology, financial services and agriculture) and regions (Africa, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia).

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Dr. Ross Dix-Peek

Chief Technical Officer

Ross Dix-Peek brings a wealth of expertise in renewable energy technologies to the Ener-G-Africa team. With a PhD in Applied Physics in PV technology and as a registered Professional Scientist, Ross has pioneered advancements in PV technologies, including the development, testing and validation of next generation PV technology and innovative quality assessment methods. Ross is focused on driving a sustainable energy industry. Ross is currently based in South Africa.