Andre Wepener

Head: Power & Infrastructure Finance (Africa)

I am the Head of the Power & Infrastructure Finance team at Investec Bank, based in Johannesburg. Our team provides funding solutions for power and infrastructure projects across Africa. In addition to providing debt financing, we also play the role of developer and equity provider on select projects. We form part of a global business with representatives in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Background/experience

I have been with Investec for 14 years, and have extensive experience in the origination, structuring, and execution of debt transactions within the Corporate and Institutional Banking division. This includes both senior and mezzanine debt funding into the Mining, Power, and Infrastructure sectors across the African continent. I have worked with a range of clients including large global corporates, mid-tier companies, and project developers.

I previously worked in the Resource Finance team at Investec, where we provided funding for mining projects and corporates across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Qualifications

I am a Chartered Accountant (SA) and hold an Honours Degree in Accounting and Taxation.

I completed my articles on the Investec CA Programme

My interests and hobbies

My personal interests include current affairs, travel and history. I enjoy spending time with my family and to keep fit I regularly play squash.

What I enjoy about working at Investec

Investec provides an experience where no two days are the same. The flat structure and entrepreneurial culture allow each person to feel as if they are running their own business. I enjoy being surrounded by highly motivated people in this dynamic, fast-paced environment.