Meet the Team

Ignite Power’s team comprises of leading professionals with decades of experience in the finance, energy, execution and investment sectors

Yariv Cohen

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A seasoned executive with vast experience in project development globally. Developed and implemented over 180 clean energy projects (US$1bn+); Recognized with multiple finance structuring awards in the energy sector, including Best project Developer of Point Carbon, Gold Award, Environmental Markets Winner, and UK Best Companies to Work. Holds an MBA (with Distinction) from London Business School.

Angela Homsi

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Previously Investment Director at Generation Investment Management, leading sustainability focused investment management firm (AUM US $18.5 BN). Investment Committee member of Microvest Fund and YPO Global Diplomacy Chair. Emerging markets investor and economic development expert, previously debt and multi- asset class teams at Goldman Sachs. 

Seth Merrin

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Founder and CEO of Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network for asset managers; Chairman of the Milken Institute’s Access to Global Capital Initiative; Founded the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.

Michael Liebreich

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Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates; Founder and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Founded New Energy Finance in 2004 and was Chairman and CEO until selling the company to Bloomberg LP.

James Cameron

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Founder of Climate Change Capital; Baker & McKenzie’s Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice; the Centre for International Law; FIELD; and AOSIS. A previous member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, and a London Sustainable Development Commissioner. An Executive Fellow at Yale, and chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Agrica.

Arthur Houston

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An experienced energy-sector professional with a strong track record in Africa; Previously the Managing Director at Camco Clean Energy; Initiated Camco’s renewable energy project development business in Africa and established the African presence of Green Africa Power (GAP).

Teddy Ong’amo

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With over 14 years experience in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector, Teddy has been involved in various global projects, holding leadership roles, and implementing renewable energy all over in Africa and beyond.

Gil Karie

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An innovation specialist; Previously the Project Manager of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at the IDC Herzliya, and the former deputy Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Magazine in Israel.

Peter Muchori

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An experienced Finance professional; previously served as Financial Controller at Airtel Rwanda for six years, as well as at Bharti Airtel Africa and Syngenta, as Head of Financial Reporting and Finance Manager respectively. 

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